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
1
Solmaz Sharif: "Visa"
3 min
2
Traci Brimhall: "Aubade on a Ghost Hunt"
3 min
3
Shivanee Ramlochan: "Witch Hindu"
5 min
4
Suji Kwock Kim: from "Disorient: Children of th...
4 min
5
Thomas Lovell Beddoes: "A Song on the Water"
1 min
6
Charlotte Smith: "Sonnet XLIV"
2 min
7
Noor Hindi: "Breaking [News]"
3 min
8
Ann-Margaret Lim: "One Summer"
4 min
9
Gabrielle Bates: "Dear Birmingham"
3 min
10
Aria Aber: "Waiting for Your Call"
3 min
11
Rita Dove: "Incantation of the First Order"
3 min
12
Alfonsina Storni: "Running Water"
2 min
13
Leopoldo Lugones: "Journey"
1 min
14
Edil Hassan: "Under the Tuscan Sun (2003): A Ro...
5 min
15
Tiana Clark: "Proof"
4 min
16
Lisa Russ Spaar: "Driving"
3 min
17
Erika L. Sánchez: "Departure"
2 min
18
torrin a. greathouse: "Belt Is Just Another Ver...
4 min
19
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: "Caprice"
2 min
20
Narciso Tondreau: "Yesterday and To-Day"
2 min
21
Shara McCallum: from "Passage"
5 min
22
Aurielle Marie: "pantoum for aiyana & not a sin...
3 min
23
francine j. harris: "Burden, old story."
3 min
24
Bettina Judd: "Not My Ancestors"
3 min
25
Ada Limón: "Lover"
3 min
26
Juana de Ibarbourou: "Bond"
3 min
27
Conceição Lima and David Shook: "Afroinsularity"
8 min
28
Guest Editor Interview: October Guest Editor Sa...
15 min
29
Ama Codjoe: "Primordial Mirror"
3 min
30
Tonya M. Foster: from "In the After"
5 min
31
Mary-Kim Arnold: "The Maze"
4 min
32
Suzi F. Garcia: "A Modified Villanelle for My C...
3 min
33
Balam Rodrigo and Dan Bellm: "The Patron Saints"
6 min
34
Juan Ramón Jiménez: "One Night"
2 min
35
Lauri García Dueñas and Olivia Lott: "0"
8 min
36
John Keene: "Looking at Photos"
3 min
37
Douglas Kearney: "The Thing of Nature That Defi...
3 min
38
Monica Youn: "Leave"
3 min
39
Bernadette Mayer: "The Lobelias of Fear"
2 min
40
Harryette Mullen: "Conversation in Isolation"
2 min
41
José Santos Chocano: "A Song of the Road"
3 min
42
Rosalía de Castro: "The Carillon"
2 min
43
Carolina Ebeid: "Silueta of Crushed Lipstick an...
4 min
44
Andrea Blancas Beltran: "Year of the Rat, Full ...
3 min
45
Cecilia Vicuña: "The Disappeared"
4 min
46
Anna Maria Hong: "We Were"
2 min
47
David Shapiro: "The Only Emperor"
3 min
48
Khushal Khan Khattak: "[Know thou well this wor...
4 min
49
Fenton Johnson: "Rulers"
1 min
50
Hoa Nguyen: "The Pu Pu Platter Appetizer"
3 min
51
Joseph Rios: "For Henry's Bar"
4 min
52
Farid Matuk: "The Butcher’s Fifth Quarter"
3 min
53
Roberto Tejada: "Night Festival"
5 min
54
Victoria Guerrero, Anastatia Spicer, and Honora...
7 min
55
Claude McKay: "French Leave"
2 min
56
Helen Hoyt: "The Office Building"
1 min
57
Fanny Howe: "Margo"
3 min
58
Rachel Levitsky: "Audience"
3 min
59
Guest Editor Interview: September Guest Editor ...
27 min
60
TC Tolbert: "What I really want to know is how ...
4 min
61
Catalina Cariaga: "A Word"
6 min
62
Joan Retallack: "POLITIES &/or SONNETS"
5 min
63
John Gould Fletcher: "A Distant Song"
2 min
64
Georgia Douglas Johnson: "Promise"
1 min
65
Barbara Jane Reyes: "Brown Girl Creed"
3 min
66
Darius Atefat-Peckham: "Confessional to Famous ...
5 min
67
Harmony Holiday: "She leads me to tongues"
4 min
68
Kyle Dacuyan: "Hunter heart a lonely is the"
6 min
69
Barton Smock: "Soonisms"
2 min
70
Walter Everette Hawkins: "The Drowsy World Drea...
2 min
71
Leonora Speyer: "Summer Sorrow"
2 min
72
Jennifer Karmin: "work: an ode for the human mi...
3 min
73
Jalynn Harris: "The Life of a Writer"
3 min
74
Philip Schaefer: "Gradually Then Suddenly"
2 min
75
E. C. Belli: "Vows"
2 min
76
Kyle Carrero Lopez: "Untitled (Havana, 2000)"
4 min
77
Charles Bertram Johnson: "Serenity"
1 min
78
Winifred Welles: "Exile"
2 min
79
Hannah Sanghee Park: "The One Mockingbird Only ...
3 min
80
Jada Renée Allen: "Interior"
2 min
81
Dāshaun Washington: "A Fairy Tale of Blackboyho...
4 min
82
Rachel Moritz: "Poem for Rebecca Wight"
2 min
83
Nick Demske: "I let the flies bite me when I me...
3 min
84
Effie Lee Newsome: "Sunset"
1 min
85
Tu Fu: "The River Village"
2 min
86
Cammy Thomas: "French Toast"
2 min
87
Timmy Straw: "Copernicus"
3 min
88
Kimberly Alidio: "a feeling has passed before a...
3 min
89
Dan Lau: "XX Judgement"
2 min
90
Guest Editor Interview: August Guest Editor Kaz...
29 min
91
Dan Rosenberg: "Order"
3 min
92
Sara Teasdale: "August Moonrise"
4 min
93
Carrie Law Morgan Figgs: "Life"
3 min
94
Natasha Marin: "Once upon a Black Imagination..."
3 min
95
Yanyi: "Landscape with a Hundred Turns"
3 min
96
Ronaldo V. Wilson: "UPON Grief and Grievance: A...
6 min
97
Vanessa Angélica Villarreal: "I Was a Good Wife"
3 min
98
Gwen Westerman: "Give-Away Song"
4 min
99
Maxwell Anderson: "Earth Evanescent"
1 min
100
George Moses Horton: "Memory"
2 min