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
401
Rena Priest: "The Index"
2 min
402
James Cihlar: "The Way Words Echo in Our Heads"
1 min
403
Margaret Noodin: "Ozaagi’aan One Open to an Other"
2 min
404
Diane di Prima: "Revolutionary Letter #1"
1 min
405
Delmira Agustini: "The Vampire"
1 min
406
Julian Talamantez Brolaski: "poetry is a tempor...
11 min
407
Claire Meuschke: "zero in on"
2 min
408
Diana Hamilton: "Trance Essay for Remembering I...
5 min
409
Lynn Xu: "Untitled Fragment"
1 min
410
Susan Briante: Excerpt from "Defacing the Monum...
3 min
411
Kevin Killian: "Free"
1 min
412
Kay Gabriel: "Like, Comma, Like"
1 min
413
Daniel Borzutzky: "Written After a Massacre in ...
3 min
414
Margaret Ross: "Evolution"
4 min
415
Öykü Tekten: "mountain language"
1 min
416
Aldrin Valdez: "ars poetica"
2 min
417
Trace Howard DePass: "[th(e)reat] → siege engine"
2 min
418
Kerry Carnahan: "[My ancestors are empty words]"
2 min
419
Juliana Spahr: excerpts from "Will There Be Sin...
10 min
420
Solmaz Sharif: "He, Too"
0 min
421
Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta: "[untitled]"
4 min
422
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza: "Time-lapse Video Of ...
1 min
423
C. Dale Young: "Melancholia"
3 min
424
heidi andrea restrepo rhodes: "Flying Down the ...
4 min
425
José Martí: "Love in the City"
4 min
426
Louise Glück: "The Red Poppy"
1 min
427
Javier Zamora: "Nó, Actually, Soy Salvadoreño"
4 min
428
Oliver Baez Bendorf: "Dysphoria"
2 min
429
Brenda Cárdenas: "Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas"
2 min
430
Peggy Robles–Alvarado: "When I Became La Promesa"
4 min
431
Rafael Campo: "California"
3 min
432
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: "Love Opened a Morta...
1 min
433
Enrique Villasis & Bernard Capinpin: "Birds in ...
4 min
434
Anthony Cody: "brd"
3 min
435
Natalie Scenters-Zapico: "Pledge Allegiance"
4 min
436
Carmen Gimenéz Smith: "Like an Auto-Tune of Aut...
1 min
437
Gary Soto: "In Praise of Dreams"
2 min
438
Diannely Antigua: "Anniversary"
1 min
439
Gabriela Mistral: "The Teller of Tales"
3 min
440
Yau Ching & Chenxin Jiang: "Trial Run"
1 min
441
Darrel Alejandro Holnes: "Black Parade"
3 min
442
Rosebud Ben-Oni: "So They Say— They Finally Na...
4 min
443
Martín Espada: "The Five Horses of Doctor Ramón...
5 min
444
Richard Blanco: "Maine Yet Miami"
4 min
445
Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo: "Battlegrounds"
3 min
446
William Carlos Williams: "A Portrait in Greys"
1 min
447
Julio Pazos Barrera & Bryan Mendoza: "Pegasus A...
2 min
448
Tomás Q. Morín: "A Pile of Fish"
3 min
449
Nicole Cecilia Delgado & Urayoán Noel: "From Ba...
3 min
450
Ada Limón: "Give Me This"
1 min
451
Jasminne Mendez: "Along the Border"
1 min
452
Juan Felipe Herrera: "breathe we"
1 min
453
Rubén Darío: "To the Country"
3 min
454
Quyên Nguyễn-Hoàng: "Learning Late Letters"
6 min
455
Ashaki M. Jackson: "A Proclamation"
1 min
456
Sharan Strange: "Slippage, a Provocation"
5 min
457
Jasmine Reid: "Certificate of Live Birth"
2 min
458
Rio Cortez: "Driving at Night"
0 min
459
Bettina Judd: "on empathy"
3 min
460
Josephine D. Heard: "Sunshine After Cloud"
1 min
461
Jessie Redmon Fauset: "Again it is September"
0 min
462
Nandi Comer: "The Check In"
2 min
463
Canisia Lubrin: "In the Middle of the Burning"
5 min
464
Daria-Ann Martineau: "Carnivorous, with a varie...
2 min
465
Charleen McClure: "Caretaker"
2 min
466
Starr Davis: "Today, God"
2 min
467
Olivia Ward Bush-Banks: "The Plains of Peace"
2 min
468
Joseph Seamon Cotter Jr.: "A Prayer"
0 min
469
Joy Priest: "Denial is a Cliff We Are Driven Ov...
4 min
470
Marwa Helal: "WHO REAL؟"
14 min
471
Jeremy Michael Clark: "One Fire, Quenched with ...
4 min
472
Desiree C. Bailey: "Woman in Dub"
3 min
473
francine j. Harris: "Did anyone ever ask any on...
2 min
474
Leslie Pinckney Hill: "Vacation End"
1 min
475
William Stanley Braithwaite: "It’s a Long Way"
0 min
476
Nabila Lovelace: "By Inch-Meal a Disease"
1 min
477
Natasha Oladokun: "Black Credit"
3 min
478
makalani bandele: "sample collected from a supe...
2 min
479
Taylor Johnson: "Menace to"
1 min
480
Ashley M. Jones: "ALL Y’ALL REALLY FROM ALABAMA"
3 min
481
Myra Viola Wilds: "Dewdrops"
0 min
482
Carrie Williams Clifford: "Together"
1 min
483
Lauren K. Alleyne: "For my Brother(s)"
4 min
484
Kate Rushin : "Venus & Serena Play Doubles On C...
3 min
485
Jacqueline Woodson: "Absolute"
2 min
486
Antoinette Brim-Bell: "Duplex: Black Mamas Pray...
1 min
487
Kortney Morrow: "American Girl Dolls Attend Man...
3 min
488
Carrie Law Morgan Figgs: "The Black Queen"
0 min
489
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: "Songs for the Pe...
1 min
490
Nikki Grimes: "You Still Dream"
1 min
491
Dawn Lundy Martin: From “Perspective is Suppose...
1 min
492
Micah Daniels: "The Secret of Youth"
1 min
493
Rhonda M. Ward: "Legacy"
2 min
494
Kara Jackson: "fleeing"
1 min
495
Ann Plato: "Forget Me Not"
2 min
496
Irvin W. Underhill: "Solitude"
1 min
497
Tongo Eisen-Martin: "I Do Not Know the Spelling...
2 min
498
L. Ash Williams: "Red Wine Spills"
2 min
499
Barbara Fant : "My dad buried two dogs in the b...
2 min
500
Jason Reynolds: "Match"
1 min