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
1501
Langston Hughes: "My People"
1 min
1502
Priscilla Jane Thompson: "Emancipation"
2 min
1503
Pamela Sneed: "I Can't Breathe"
3 min
1504
Porsha Olayiwola: "We Drink at the Attenuation ...
2 min
1505
Roger Reeves: "For Black Children at the End of...
3 min
1506
Angelo Geter: "Praise"
2 min
1507
Elizabeth Curtis Holman : "After a Reading of '...
1 min
1508
Jessie Redmon Fauset: "Douce Souvenance"
1 min
1509
Yusef Komunyakaa and Laren McClung: from "Tradi...
6 min
1510
Kwame Dawes and John Kinsella: from "A Coda to ...
16 min
1511
Donte Collins: "they need some of us to die"
2 min
1512
Assétou Xango: "Give Your Daughters Difficult N...
4 min
1513
Saretta Morgan: [excerpt from] Alt-Nature
2 min
1514
James Weldon Johnson: "Beauty That is Never Old...
1 min
1515
Georgia Douglas Johnson: "Benediction"
0 min
1516
Helen Dimos: "For One Dead"
2 min
1517
Tiana Reid: "did-you-just-say-thang theory"
2 min
1518
Brandon Shimoda: "All Souls Procession"
1 min
1519
Samuel Ace: "I Was Called Back"
2 min
1520
Erica Hunt: "Lines on Love's (Loss*)"
2 min
1521
William Saphier: "Childhood Memories"
1 min
1522
E. Pauline Johnson: "Through Time and Bitter Di...
1 min
1523
Sun Yung Shin: "A History of Domestication"
1 min
1524
Shane McCrae: "What Sadness Anywhere Is Sadness"
0 min
1525
Eduardo C. Corral: "To Francisco X. Alarcón (1...
1 min