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 Thea Matthews. Learn more about Poem-a-Day and, if you can, please consider supporting this series by making a gift at poets.org/give.

Books
101
Kelly Norman Ellis: "Saturday Class: Janie Craw...
2 min
102
Lucille Clifton: "[poets in their bassinets]"
2 min
103
Herman Beavers: "On Seventh Avenue at Slaptime "
3 min
104
Maggie Pogue Johnson: "Poet of Our Race"
4 min
105
Sterling A. Brown: "To a Certain Lady, in Her G...
4 min
106
Cherise Pollard: "Nodes of Growth"
3 min
107
Anthony Walton: "Alzheimer’s"
3 min
108
Kwoya Fagin Maples: "Invisible Work"
3 min
109
Eve L. Ewing: "eschatology"
3 min
110
A. Van Jordan: "'Integrated School Books' Arpeg...
3 min
111
Jessie Redmon Fauset: "Stars in Alabama"
3 min
112
Langston Hughes: "Sport"
3 min
113
Brad Walrond: "Calculus I, II, III"
3 min
114
Balo Salo: "Counsel to a Bridegroom"
2 min
115
Jay Wright: "[Song into holiness]"
2 min
116
Guest Editor Interview: February 2024 Guest Edi...
16 min
117
Mahogany L. Browne: "My face is an iteration, b...
7 min
118
Melissa Range: "First South"
5 min
119
H. D.: "Projector"
6 min
120
John Donne: "Love's Growth"
3 min
121
Ishion Hutchinson: "Club Paradise"
7 min
122
Valzhyna Mort: "In the Woods of Language, She C...
2 min
123
Jordan Kapono Nakamura: "Interview"
3 min
124
Myronn Hardy: "To the Air"
3 min
125
Colleen J. McElroy: "The Lost Breath of Trees"
5 min