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
1426
Gbenga Adesina: "Glory"
1 min
1427
Joshua Bennett: "Dad Poem (Ultrasound #2)"
2 min
1428
Kristina Kay Robinson: "Contemplating Extinctio...
2 min
1429
Elizabeth Acevedo: "Ode to the Head Nod"
2 min
1430
Effie Lee Newsome: "Peacock Feather"
0 min
1431
Langston Hughes: "My People"
1 min
1432
Priscilla Jane Thompson: "Emancipation"
2 min
1433
Pamela Sneed: "I Can't Breathe"
3 min
1434
Porsha Olayiwola: "We Drink at the Attenuation ...
2 min
1435
Roger Reeves: "For Black Children at the End of...
3 min
1436
Angelo Geter: "Praise"
2 min
1437
Elizabeth Curtis Holman : "After a Reading of '...
1 min
1438
Jessie Redmon Fauset: "Douce Souvenance"
1 min
1439
Yusef Komunyakaa and Laren McClung: from "Tradi...
6 min
1440
Kwame Dawes and John Kinsella: from "A Coda to ...
16 min
1441
Donte Collins: "they need some of us to die"
2 min
1442
Assétou Xango: "Give Your Daughters Difficult N...
4 min
1443
Saretta Morgan: [excerpt from] Alt-Nature
2 min
1444
James Weldon Johnson: "Beauty That is Never Old...
1 min
1445
Georgia Douglas Johnson: "Benediction"
0 min
1446
Helen Dimos: "For One Dead"
2 min
1447
Tiana Reid: "did-you-just-say-thang theory"
2 min
1448
Brandon Shimoda: "All Souls Procession"
1 min
1449
Samuel Ace: "I Was Called Back"
2 min
1450
Erica Hunt: "Lines on Love's (Loss*)"
2 min