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
1
Monica Youn: "Four Freedoms Park"
5 min
2
Adrian Matejka: "17 Kinds of Hungry"
2 min
3
L. Lamar Wilson: From “Take Me Back, Burden Hill”
7 min
4
Virginia Konchan: "Black Hole"
4 min
5
James Fujinami Moore: "Diagnostic Quiz for Huma...
3 min
6
Colin Pope: "Lightning Bug"
3 min
7
Tarafa: From “Muʻallaqāt” [Canst thou make me i...
4 min
8
b ferguson: "Parkside & Ocean"
3 min
9
Stephen Kuusisto: From “Dark Joys”
3 min
10
Tory Adkisson: "Lost Letter"
2 min
11
Suzanne Gardinier: "Mala 50 / He broke his slin...
3 min
12
Miller Oberman: "The Centaur"
3 min
13
Joanna Klink: "A Welcome"
4 min
14
Abu Nuwas: "[O Málik! I pray thee go for the wi...
5 min
15
Donika Kelly: "When the Fact of Your Gaze Means...
3 min
16
Alessandra Lynch: "[The lamp is like a capsized...
3 min
17
Cecilia Woloch: "Prayer for 2018"
3 min
18
Divya Victor: "Make/Do"
4 min
19
Fady Joudah: "[…]"
2 min
20
Lo Kwa Mei-en: "Pinocchia, you must not stop fo...
3 min
21
Guest Editor Interview: April 2024 Guest Editor...
18 min
22
Henrietta Cordelia Ray: "My Easter Dove"
4 min
23
Marianne Moore: "The Paper Nautilus"
4 min
24
Jeffrey McDaniel: "The Jesus Fridge"
3 min
25
Ciona Rouse: "Red-Shouldered Hawk"
6 min