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

Books
1
Dobby Gibson: "After Reading Kobayashi Issa’s T...
2 min
2
Camille T. Dungy: "In her mostly white town, an...
3 min
3
Didi Jackson: "Bobolink"
4 min
4
William Stanley Braithwaite: "Near the End of A...
1 min
5
Joseph Millar: "Venetian Siesta"
3 min
6
Dorianne Laux: "I Never Wanted to Die"
2 min
7
David St. John: "Overlooking the Cortile"
3 min
8
Brian Sneeden: "Memory is Blood Soluble"
3 min
9
Forrest Gander: "Pastoral"
3 min
10
Carol Muske-Dukes: "Grief Dream"
2 min
11
Carrie Williams Clifford: "Life and Death"
2 min
12
André Naffis-Sahely: "The Other Side of Nowhere"
4 min
13
Danusha Laméris: "Nothing Wants to Suffer"
4 min
14
Iris Jamahl Dunkle: "House Empty Speaks a Loud ...
4 min
15
Arthur Sze: "Rock Paper Scissors"
3 min
16
Valencia Robin: "After Graduate School"
3 min
17
Alicia Ostriker: "When Love"
2 min
18
Rainer Maria Rilke: "Love Song"
2 min
19
Irvin W. Underhill: "Winter to Spring"
2 min
20
Dunya Mikhail: "One More Love Poem"
2 min
21
Lynne Thompson: "My Einsteinicity"
3 min
22
Lupe Mendez: "La suavecita"
4 min
23
Cynthia Dewi Oka: "The Roots Do a Live Cover of...
3 min
24
Cyrus Cassells: "How Many Lives Have We Lived i...
3 min
25
Effie Lee Newsome: "O Sea, That Knowest Thy Str...
2 min
26
Ana Castillo: "A Amazônia está queimando"
5 min
27
Aimee Nezhukumatathil: "Ode to Sitting in a Booth"
3 min
28
Angela Peñaredondo: "to hold these contradictio...
4 min
29
Sokunthary Svay: "I am the Apsara’s daughter"
2 min
30
Natalie Diaz: "excerpts from 'Duned'"
11 min
31
Sandra Gustin: "Cause of Death"
5 min
32
Ina Coolbrith: "After the Winter Rain"
2 min
33
Margaret Noodin: "Nimbawaadaan Akiing / I Dream...
3 min
34
Luisa A. Igloria: "Custody"
6 min
35
Don Mee Choi: "Berlin: 28.6.2019"
5 min
36
Mariah Bosch: "Obituary Generator"
3 min
37
Desiree C. Bailey: "Ex(ile)"
4 min
38
Achy Obejas: "In Response to the Murder of Elev...
7 min
39
Gwendolyn Bennett: "Wind"
2 min
40
Jake Skeets: "Anthropocene: A Dictionary"
4 min
41
Alessandra Narváez Varela: "23 Reasons Why Mexi...
5 min
42
Andrea Cote-Botero: "Dear Beth"
5 min
43
Albert Abonado: "Advice for Using Blood in a Poem"
4 min
44
Mahtem Shiferraw: "Blood and Bones"
7 min
45
Tracy K. Smith: "Soulwork"
3 min
46
Ruth Muskrat Bronson: "If You Knew"
2 min
47
Linda Hogan: "Map"
4 min
48
Deborah A. Miranda: "Torch"
4 min
49
Aldo Amparán: "Aubade at the City of Change"
4 min
50
Corrinne Clegg Hales: "1967, Girl and Snow"
6 min
51
Hera Naguib: "Prologue to a Womanhood"
3 min
52
Như Xuân Nguyễn: "The Moons of Neptune"
3 min
53
Guest Editor Interview: March Guest Editor Sash...
15 min
54
Alice Dunbar-Nelson: "Thought."
1 min
55
Langston Hughes: "My Loves"
2 min
56
Ishmael Reed: "Skin Tight"
6 min
57
Xandria Phillips: "Black Heroism is Unskilled L...
3 min
58
Yesenia Montilla: "Naming the Baby"
2 min
59
Quincy Troupe: "Sonic Fireflies"
3 min
60
Jacqueline Jones LaMon: "Six"
5 min
61
Claude McKay: "To Winter"
2 min
62
Georgia Douglas Johnson: "Calling Dreams"
1 min
63
Vincent Toro: "At Age 28, Chilean Astronomer Ma...
7 min
64
Kwame Dawes: "How I Pray in the Plague"
8 min
65
Canisia Lubrin: "In the Vault of Morning"
4 min
66
Rickey Laurentiis: "Because we love each other"
3 min
67
Dante Micheaux: "The Day Room"
2 min
68
Priscilla Jane Thompson: "A Valentine"
2 min
69
George Marion McClellan: "In the Heart of a Rose"
2 min
70
Lauren K. Alleyne: "Nothing to Declare"
3 min
71
Toi Derricotte: "The blue nightgown"
3 min
72
June Jordan: "On Time Tanka"
4 min
73
Willie Perdomo: "Haikus"
5 min
74
Marcus Jackson: "What of Fire?"
2 min
75
Countee Cullen: "For a Poet"
2 min
76
Gabrielle Marshall: "The Power of Hope Today"
2 min
77
Marilyn Nelson: "Realization"
4 min
78
Omotara James: "Pier 52"
6 min
79
Patricia Spears Jones: "SELF PORTRAIT as retrat...
4 min
80
Kamilah Aisha Moon: "Disbelief"
3 min
81
Carl Phillips: "Character Being a Different Thi...
3 min
82
Joshua Henry Jones, Jr.: "A Wish"
1 min
83
Mina King: "In Pursuit of Dawn"
3 min
84
Nate Marshall: "iced out chain from the beauty ...
1 min
85
Jenny Zhang: "under the chiming bell"
2 min
86
Tarfia Faizullah: "Surah"
1 min
87
Phillip B. Williams: "Order of Events"
2 min
88
Hayan Charara: "Ode on an Abandoned House"
1 min
89
Theodore Henry Shackelford: "Hope"
1 min
90
Hallie Knight: "To Rebuild"
1 min
91
Momtaza Mehri: "Reciprocity is a Two-Way Street"
5 min
92
Sadia Hassan: "On the Last Day, the Bullet is A...
2 min
93
Sumita Chakraborty: "The B-Sides of the Golden...
3 min
94
Eloisa Amezcua: "The Witch Reads Me My Birthchart"
2 min
95
Alison C. Rollins: "Love in Outer Space"
2 min
96
Lucian B. Watkins: "Two Points of View"
0 min
97
H. D.: "Evadne"
1 min
98
Sanna Wani: "Tomorrow is a Place"
1 min
99
Leila Chatti: "After Touching You, I Think of N...
1 min
100
Jacqui Germain: "STILL UNBUTTONED & UNBOTHERED:...
2 min