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 Coleman Edward Dues. 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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Lauren K. Alleyne: "Nothing to Declare"
3 min
302
Toi Derricotte: "The blue nightgown"
3 min
303
June Jordan: "On Time Tanka"
4 min
304
Willie Perdomo: "Haikus"
5 min
305
Marcus Jackson: "What of Fire?"
2 min
306
Countee Cullen: "For a Poet"
2 min
307
Gabrielle Marshall: "The Power of Hope Today"
2 min
308
Marilyn Nelson: "Realization"
4 min
309
Omotara James: "Pier 52"
6 min
310
Patricia Spears Jones: "SELF PORTRAIT as retrat...
4 min
311
Kamilah Aisha Moon: "Disbelief"
3 min
312
Carl Phillips: "Character Being a Different Thi...
3 min
313
Joshua Henry Jones, Jr.: "A Wish"
1 min
314
Mina King: "In Pursuit of Dawn"
3 min
315
Nate Marshall: "iced out chain from the beauty ...
1 min
316
Jenny Zhang: "under the chiming bell"
2 min
317
Tarfia Faizullah: "Surah"
1 min
318
Phillip B. Williams: "Order of Events"
2 min
319
Hayan Charara: "Ode on an Abandoned House"
1 min
320
Theodore Henry Shackelford: "Hope"
1 min
321
Hallie Knight: "To Rebuild"
1 min
322
Momtaza Mehri: "Reciprocity is a Two-Way Street"
5 min
323
Sadia Hassan: "On the Last Day, the Bullet is A...
2 min
324
Sumita Chakraborty: "The B-Sides of the Golden...
3 min
325
Eloisa Amezcua: "The Witch Reads Me My Birthchart"
2 min
326
Alison C. Rollins: "Love in Outer Space"
2 min
327
Lucian B. Watkins: "Two Points of View"
0 min
328
H. D.: "Evadne"
1 min
329
Sanna Wani: "Tomorrow is a Place"
1 min
330
Leila Chatti: "After Touching You, I Think of N...
1 min
331
Jacqui Germain: "STILL UNBUTTONED & UNBOTHERED:...
2 min
332
José Olivarez: "poem where no one is deported"
2 min
333
Khadijah Queen: "Undoing"
1 min
334
Babette Deutsch: "Silence"
1 min
335
Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr.: "My Song"
1 min
336
Hala Alyan: "Object Permanence"
2 min
337
Safia Elhillo: "Ode to Sudanese-Americans"
3 min
338
beyza ozer: "on holding rose water"
1 min
339
Ladan Osman: "Take Wing Tempo"
2 min
340
Hieu Minh Nguyen: "The New Decade"
1 min
341
George Marion McClellan: "A January Dandelion"
1 min
342
Léonie Adams: "Never Enough of Living"
1 min
343
Jamila Woods: "Day 29 (2020)"
1 min
344
Jacqueline Waters: "Ready for My Statement?"
1 min
345
Eran Eads: "TM"
1 min
346
Brandon Brown: "Dog Park"
2 min
347
Prageeta Sharma: "The Imperishable and Perishab...
2 min
348
Charles Bertram Johnson: "A Song of Hope"
1 min
349
Emily Dickinson: "That is solemn we have ended,...
0 min
350
Nate Klug: "Jasmine"
2 min
351
Merrill Gilfillan: "Just After Dawn"
1 min
352
Noah Ross: "echium swallows"
3 min
353
Ely Shipley: "Hiatus"
2 min
354
Genya Turovskaya: "Wisterical"
1 min
355
Angelina Weld Grimké: "A Winter Twilight"
0 min
356
Jones Very: "The Winter Bird"
1 min
357
Michael Wasson: "So Call It Grace"
2 min
358
Jenny Johnson: "Pedal"
3 min
359
G. E. Patterson: "The Keeping Room"
4 min
360
Eric Ekstrand: "Family Solo"
2 min
361
Aditi Machado: "Then"
1 min
362
Fenton Johnson: "Revery"
1 min
363
Lola Ridge: "Altitude"
0 min
364
Robyn Schiff: "Oak Gall Wasp"
4 min
365
Anne Carson: "O Small Sad Ecstasy of Love"
0 min
366
Zach Savich: "Rust Honey"
1 min
367
Donna Stonecipher: "The Ruins of Nostalgia 59"
3 min
368
Yona Harvey: "Hickory Street, New Orleans"
2 min
369
Otto Leland Bohanan: "Villanelle"
1 min
370
Mina Loy: "Love Songs (section III)"
0 min
371
Richard Siken: "Real Estate"
2 min
372
Eileen Myles: "Howl"
0 min
373
Raquel Gutiérrez: "Would It Kill Me To Be A Nic...
1 min
374
Mark McMorris: "The Thought of the World"
3 min
375
b: william bearhart: "No More Fire Here: A Ses...
3 min
376
John Rollin Ridge: "Random Thoughts of Her"
1 min
377
Ruth Muskrat Bronson: from “Sonnets from the Ch...
1 min
378
Ishmael Angaluuk Hope: "Dance Practice"
1 min
379
Gordon Henry: "It was Snowing on the Monuments"
3 min
380
Janet McAdams: "Lie"
2 min
381
Tiffany Midge: "Distracted from COVID-19, Atten...
2 min
382
Mark Turcotte: "Dear New Blood"
3 min
383
Paul Celan: "So Many Constellations"
1 min
384
Olivia Ward Bush-Banks: "A Picture"
2 min
385
Aricka Foreman: "Polycystic Study of Intimacy"
3 min
386
William Reichard: "In the Evening"
2 min
387
Eric Gansworth: "The Word for Gossip"
3 min
388
Tanaya Winder: "Becoming a Ghost"
2 min
389
Michael Torres: "Pockets"
3 min
390
Bertrand N.O. Walker: "A Mojave Lullaby"
1 min
391
Margaret Noodin: "To the Pine Tree" by Jane Joh...
2 min
392
Aimee Suzara: "Amphibious"
3 min
393
Melanie Figg: "A Rogue Dream"
2 min
394
LeAnne Howe: "1918, Iva Describes Her Deathbed"
3 min
395
Khaty Xiong: "The Seven Prisms of My Blood"
2 min
396
Halee Kirkwood: "Self-Portrait as the Changeling"
2 min
397
Alexander Posey: "On the Hills of Dawn"
0 min
398
Emily Pauline Johnson: "Marshlands"
1 min
399
Roy G. Guzmán: excerpt from "The Age of Aquarius"
4 min
400
Michael Kleber-Diggs: "America Is Loving Me to ...
3 min