Poem-a-Day

Poem-a-Day is the original, daily poetry series featuring new poems by today’s poets. Produced by the Academy of American Poets, this free digital series is made possible by you, our readers and listeners.Theme music by Kat Rejsek. Audio engineering by Nadra Mabrouk.Learn more about Poem-a-Day and, if you can, please consider supporting this series by making a gift at poets.org/give.

Books
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Otto Leland Bohanan: "Go Give the World"
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J. W. Hammond: "The Optimist"
1 min
303
Enzo Silon Surin: "When Night Fills with Premat...
1 min
304
Sean Hill: "Governor’s Mansion Hands"
7 min
305
Danielle Legros Georges: "What is Water?"
1 min
306
Krysten Hill: "Nothing"
3 min
307
Jabari Asim: "Some Call It God"
3 min
308
Eva A. Jessye: "To a Rosebud"
1 min
309
George Marion McClellan: "The Sun Went Down in ...
1 min
310
Toi Derricotte: "Why I don’t write about George...
1 min
311
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon: "Measured"
3 min
312
Marissa Davis: "Singularity"
3 min
313
A. Van Jordan: "Afterward but not Afterword"
2 min
314
April Freely: "Every Verb is a Lesson in Longin...
2 min
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Countee Cullen: "If You Should Go"
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Charles Bertram Johnson: "Now and Then"
1 min
317
Sasha Debevec-McKenney: "YOUR BRAIN IS NOT A PR...
2 min
318
Gbenga Adesina: "Glory"
1 min
319
Joshua Bennett: "Dad Poem (Ultrasound #2)"
2 min
320
Kristina Kay Robinson: "Contemplating Extinctio...
2 min
321
Elizabeth Acevedo: "Ode to the Head Nod"
2 min
322
Effie Lee Newsome: "Peacock Feather"
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Langston Hughes: "My People"
1 min
324
Priscilla Jane Thompson: "Emancipation"
2 min
325
Pamela Sneed: "I Can't Breathe"
3 min
326
Porsha Olayiwola: "We Drink at the Attenuation ...
2 min
327
Roger Reeves: "For Black Children at the End of...
3 min
328
Angelo Geter: "Praise"
2 min
329
Elizabeth Curtis Holman : "After a Reading of '...
1 min
330
Jessie Redmon Fauset: "Douce Souvenance"
1 min
331
Yusef Komunyakaa and Laren McClung: from "Tradi...
6 min
332
Kwame Dawes and John Kinsella: from "A Coda to ...
16 min
333
Donte Collins: "they need some of us to die"
2 min
334
Assétou Xango: "Give Your Daughters Difficult N...
4 min
335
Saretta Morgan: [excerpt from] Alt-Nature
2 min
336
James Weldon Johnson: "Beauty That is Never Old...
1 min
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Georgia Douglas Johnson: "Benediction"
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Helen Dimos: "For One Dead"
2 min
339
Tiana Reid: "did-you-just-say-thang theory"
2 min
340
Brandon Shimoda: "All Souls Procession"
1 min
341
Samuel Ace: "I Was Called Back"
2 min
342
Erica Hunt: "Lines on Love's (Loss*)"
2 min
343
William Saphier: "Childhood Memories"
1 min
344
E. Pauline Johnson: "Through Time and Bitter Di...
1 min
345
Sun Yung Shin: "A History of Domestication"
1 min
346
Shane McCrae: "What Sadness Anywhere Is Sadness"
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Eduardo C. Corral: "To Francisco X. Alarcón (1...
1 min
348
Asiya Wadud: "attention as a form of ethics [ex...
1 min
349
Claire Wahmanholm: "Poem with No Children In It"
1 min
350
James Oppenheim: "Self"
2 min
351
Lucretia Maria Davidson: "Twilight"
1 min
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Craig Santos Perez: "ars pasifika"
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353
Garous Abdolmalekian: "The Ruins of Bam"
1 min
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Franny Choi: "Hangul Abecedarian"
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Gregory Pardlo: From "Giornata: On Faith"
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John Yau: "A Painter’s Thoughts"
2 min
357
Bertrand N. O. Walker: "An Indian Love Song"
1 min
358
Paul Laurence Dunbar: "Yesterday and To-morrow"
1 min
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Laura Kasischke: "Prayer"
1 min
360
Lidija Dimkovska: "Journey"
5 min
361
Marilyn Chin: "Sage #3"
1 min
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Martha Collins: "Again Later"
0 min
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Paisley Rekdal: "有 識: Have Knowledge"
1 min
364
W. B. Yeats: "VI—The Stare’s Nest By My Window"
1 min
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Dante Di Stefano: "My Eighteen-Month-Old Daught...
2 min
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Rae Armantrout: "On Growth"
0 min
367
Rosa Alcalá: "You Rode a Loop"
2 min
368
Srikanth Reddy: Winter Term XV, from Underworld...
1 min
369
Maureen N. McLane: From A Book of Hours
1 min
370
Kiki Petrosino: "Louisa County Patrol Claims, 1...
1 min
371
Libbie C. Baer: "When My Soul Findeth Wings"
1 min
372
Claire Wahmanholm: "O"
1 min
373
Zoë Hitzig: "I Looked on My Right Hand and Behe...
2 min
374
Cedar Sigo: "Struggle Itself"
1 min
375
Luci Tapahonso: "This Morning"
4 min
376
Kristina Martino: "All I Can Have are Field Rec...
2 min
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Carolina Ebeid: "(disambiguation of miriam)"
1 min
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Alexander Posey: "My Hermitage"
2 min
379
J.P. Grasser: "Letter to My Great, Great Grandc...
2 min
380
Sy Hoahwah: "Church For the Disliked"
1 min
381
Tacey M. Atsitty: "River Sonnet"
1 min
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Santee Frazier: "Hyperacusis"
1 min
383
Rita Dove: "Testimony: 1968"
1 min
384
Ray Young Bear: "In Pine, Arizona"
5 min
385
"We Two" by H. D.
1 min
386
Helen Hunt Jackson: "Two"
2 min
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Peter Balakian: "Waiting for a Number"
1 min
388
Patricia Smith: "Now He's an Etching"
1 min
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Pamela Uschuk: "Green Flame"
1 min
390
Naomi Shihab Nye: "On Doubt and Bad Reviews"
1 min
391
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge: "Wonder"
7 min
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Carl Sandburg: "Monotone"
0 min
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Effie Waller Smith: "The Rainbow"
0 min
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Marilyn Kallet: "Beggar"
0 min
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Marilyn Hacker: "Ghazal !يا لطيف (Ya Lateef!)"
1 min
396
Kimberly Blaeser: "The Way We Love Something Sm...
0 min
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Katie Condon: "Big with Dawn"
1 min
398
Elise Paschen: "Aerial, Wild Pine"
1 min
399
Rainer Maria Rilke: "In April"
1 min
400
Fenton Johnson: "The Miracle"
1 min