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
Ariana Benson: "Love Poem in the Black Field"
3 min
2
Arlene Keizer: "Canopy"
2 min
3
Nkosi Nkululeko: "Continental Breakfast"
3 min
4
Claude McKay: "When Dawn Comes to the City"
5 min
5
Anne Spencer: "Substitution"
3 min
6
Imani Davis: "Kink"
3 min
7
Cortney Lamar Charleston: "Brown Estate, 2018 T...
3 min
8
Evie Shockley: "black love"
2 min
9
Guest Editor Interview: February 2023 Guest Edi...
13 min
10
Dorothea Lasky: "This Beautiful Planet"
3 min
11
Ra Malika Imhotep: "an armistice between my dea...
4 min
12
Max Eastman: "X Rays"
4 min
13
Alice Corbin Henderson: "From the Stone Age"
4 min
14
Camonghne Felix: "Dearly Departed, Again I Drea...
3 min
15
Chloe Honum: "Devonport"
2 min
16
Corrie Lynn White: "After Striving"
2 min
17
Destiny Hemphill: "our own names"
3 min
18
Diana Marie Delgado: "People to Run From"
3 min
19
Alfred Kreymborg: "Dance"
2 min
20
Elizabeth Bishop: "Behind Stowe"
3 min
21
Erin Rose Coffin: "Remembering Our First Parties"
2 min
22
Fred L. Joiner: "Sikasso Snow"
2 min
23
Hafizah Augustus Geter: "Praise Song"
3 min
24
Ina Cariño: "Everything is Exactly the Same as ...
3 min
25
Nabila Lovelace: "Ars Poetica"
2 min
26
Countee Cullen: "Confession"
2 min
27
Charlotte Mew: "The Forest Road"
8 min
28
A. H. Jerriod Avant: "Who Can Govern Themselves...
3 min
29
K. D. Harryman: "Whipping"
2 min
30
Karisma Price: "Castnet Seafood"
4 min
31
Matthew Wimberley: "Materials for a Gravestone ...
4 min
32
Paige Lewis: "I'm Not Faking My Astonishment, H...
2 min
33
John Crowe Ransom: "Winter Remembered"
3 min
34
Léonie Adams: "A Gull Goes Up"
3 min
35
Renia White: "off the shore of oneself as in . ...
2 min
36
Rob Greene: "To the Young Second Lieutenant Sta...
3 min
37
Sarah Cooper: "Elastic Love Contrapuntal"
4 min
38
Leila Chatti: "I Went Out to Hear"
3 min
39
Urayoán Noel: "cinquains written during a tropi...
4 min
40
Francis Thompson: "New Year's Chimes"
6 min
41
Guest Editor Interview: January 2023 Guest Edit...
13 min
42
Alfred, Lord Tennyson: "The Death of the Old Year"
5 min
43
Jim Moore: "The Need Is So Great"
3 min
44
Peter Streckfus: "Chorus"
4 min
45
Nikki Wallschlaeger: "Cows in the Evening"
3 min
46
Jacqueline Osherow: "XIII. Return to Suzhou: Ma...
3 min
47
Brenda Hillman: "To Mycorrhizae Under Our Mothe...
4 min
48
Arno Holz: from "Phantasus"
3 min
49
Thomas Hardy: "Snow in the Suburbs"
3 min
50
Jenny Xie: "Abstract with Red Square"
3 min
51
Monica Sok: "Retirement"
3 min
52
Anne Haven McDonnell: "Owl"
3 min
53
Jennifer Elise Foerster: "Origin of Planets"
5 min
54
John Yau: "Charles Baudelaire and I Meet in the...
4 min
55
Robert Burns: "Winter: A Dirge"
4 min
56
Esther Popel: "Theft"
4 min
57
Jeffrey Yang: "[Early lexicographers and missio...
3 min
58
Gregory Pardlo: from "Giornata"
3 min
59
Cintia Santana: "apocalyptic lyric"
3 min
60
Dan Beachy-Quick: "Onta"
3 min
61
Chloe Garcia Roberts: Rendering from “Historia ...
3 min
62
Nancy Cunard: from "Parallax"
3 min
63
Louise Bogan: "A Tale"
3 min
64
Cynthia Cruz: "Deathscape Lullaby"
2 min
65
Mark Irwin: "Nike of Samothrace"
3 min
66
A. Van Jordan: "Grandfather"
4 min
67
Sherwin Bitsui: "Triptych"
3 min
68
Henri Cole: "At Sixty-Five"
3 min
69
Robert Frost: "The Aim Was Song"
2 min
70
Emily Brontë: "To a Wreath of Snow"
4 min
71
Jenny George: "Sunflowers"
2 min
72
dg nanouk okpik: "Inupiaq Women"
4 min
73
Guest Editor Interview: December 2022 Guest Edi...
10 min
74
Victoriano Cárdenas: "Still Life of Cárdenas Ha...
3 min
75
George Abraham: "Unarcheology of 'Father'"
6 min
76
Ángel García: "Vestiges"
3 min
77
John Rollin Ridge: "The Harp of Broken Strings"
6 min
78
Carlos Montezuma: "I Have Stood up for You"
5 min
79
Fargo Nissim Tbakhi: "The Dream of the Anti-Ekp...
4 min
80
Laura Tohe: "Nálí, Her Solo"
3 min
81
Sebastián H. Páramo: "The Tejano Considers Seeds"
3 min
82
Kenzie Allen: "109 Bermuda"
4 min
83
Crisosto Apache: "Gahé Dzíł / Mountain Spirits"
5 min
84
Alexander Posey: "Song of the Oktahutche"
4 min
85
Olivia Ward Bush-Banks: "Drifting"
4 min
86
Tara Betts: "Untitled for a Reason"
3 min
87
Jada Renée Allen: "Tendril"
2 min
88
Dara Yen Elerath: "The White Paws"
3 min
89
Brandon Som: "Resistors"
5 min
90
Norla Chee: "Navajo Mountain"
3 min
91
D'Arcy McNickle: "Man Hesitates but Life Urges"
3 min
92
Jane Johnston Schoolcraft: "Lines Written at Ca...
3 min
93
Boderra Joe: "Curve Waves"
3 min
94
Chip Livingston: "There Is No San Lenín"
2 min
95
Tacey M. Atsitty: "Coyote Sees Himself in Water"
2 min
96
Max Early: "Deer's Breath of Every Color"
3 min
97
John James: "Echo of Origin"
2 min
98
Too-qua-stee: "Truth Is Mortal"
4 min
99
Zitkála-Šá: "Iris of Life"
3 min
100
Kyce Bello: from "Far Country"
3 min