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
Lois P. Jones: "Between Fulmination and Adoration"
5 min
2
Monifa Love: "Abraham Lincoln Turns to Listen t...
5 min
3
Susan Nguyen: "How to Forgive"
3 min
4
Johannes V. Jensen: "At Memphis Station"
9 min
5
Najwan Darwish: "Near the Shrine of Saint Naum"
3 min
6
Rachel Blau DuPlessis: "Conjure"
4 min
7
Stacey Waite: "Men Who Think I Am One of Them S...
2 min
8
Jóhann Hjálmarsson: "Observation Deck"
2 min
9
Katy Didden: "Ore Choir: The Priest Questions t...
4 min
10
Aliah Lavonne Tigh: "Pathogenesis"
3 min
11
Euripides: "The Bird-Choros of Ion"
6 min
12
Zahid M. Naser: "kretek-ing"
5 min
13
Alan Michael Parker: "Feti’s Border Crossing"
5 min
14
Liana Sakelliou: "Fatherland"
5 min
15
Mona Lisa Saloy: "God Was Willing Sis: I’m Home"
4 min
16
Scott Hightower: "Last Privacy"
3 min
17
Andrea Carter Brown: "On Reading Allen Ginsberg...
4 min
18
Marcantonio Flaminio: "Fête Gallante"
4 min
19
Jeannette L. Clariond: "who were these goddesses"
8 min
20
Peter Balakian: "Little Richard"
4 min
21
Tony Medina: "I’ve Got the Covid Blues"
5 min
22
Lois Roma-Deeley: "Wild Horses Drink from the R...
4 min
23
Kate Gale: "Chickens"
3 min
24
Elena Karina Byrne: "Karma"
3 min
25
Morris Rosenfeld: "The Nightingale to the Workman"
5 min
26
Luís de Camões: "Sonnet VIII"
3 min
27
Susan McCabe: "Tasting the Last of the Ice Age"
3 min
28
Tanella Boni: from "There where it’s so bright ...
3 min
29
Guest Editor Interview: September 2022 Guest Ed...
22 min
30
Michelle Whittaker: "Our Quarantine Story"
3 min
31
Janine Joseph: "Oh, I’m Dying, I’m Dying,"
3 min
32
Catherine Barnett: "2020"
3 min
33
Adelaide Crapsey: "Saying of Il Haboul"
2 min
34
Hazel Hall: "Disputed Tread"
2 min
35
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon: "​​Pole| |Sport"
4 min
36
Arisa White: "Curious and Counting"
2 min
37
Nikky Finney: "The Inflammation"
8 min
38
Hanif Abdurraqib: "I Was Told the Sunlight Was ...
4 min
39
Asiya Wadud: "Shorn, treaded red"
3 min
40
Carl Sandburg: "River Roads"
3 min
41
Michael Field: "The Depths of the Grass"
3 min
42
t'ai freedom ford: "house hunting as an act of ...
3 min
43
Luther Hughes: [Like the Japanese cherry blosso...
4 min
44
Ellen Bass: "Fracture"
3 min
45
Elizabeth Barnett: "You remember the feeling bu...
2 min
46
Ladan Osman: "Sun to Void"
4 min
47
William Cullen Bryant: "Summer Wind"
5 min
48
Else Lasker-Schüler: "Reconciliation"
2 min
49
Bernard Ferguson: "awaiting a carriage, any"
3 min
50
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza: "The Sunset and the P...
2 min
51
Omotara James: "A Flair for Language"
4 min
52
Stephanie Cawley: "Not"
4 min
53
Marissa Davis: "Ecclesiastes: Thirteen-Year Cic...
3 min
54
Trumbull Stickney: "At Sainte-Marguerite"
5 min
55
Anne Reeve Aldrich: "Rose Song"
3 min
56
Destiny O. Birdsong: "I Go Back to Myself, Apri...
4 min
57
Kayleb Rae Candrilli: "Daytona 500"
3 min
58
Hieu Minh Nguyen: "The Understudy"
3 min
59
Diamond Forde: "Rememory"
4 min
60
Rajiv Mohabir: "Give Me a Boat That Can Carry Two"
2 min
61
Guest Editor Interview: August 2022 Guest Edito...
14 min
62
George Santayana: "Cape Cod"
3 min
63
Zinaida Gippius: [I seek for rhythmic whisperings]
3 min
64
Saretta Morgan: from “Consequences upon Arrival”
6 min
65
Simone White: "the intimacies of what will be c...
5 min
66
Charles Bernstein: "Why Do You Love the Poem?"
4 min
67
Uche Nduka: "Document"
3 min
68
Deborah Paredez: “Uvalde Shooting Highlights Ro...
4 min
69
Edwin Arlington Robinson: "The Sheaves"
2 min
70
Edith Sitwell: "Fireworks"
3 min
71
Jena Osman: "Dissent and the Hydra"
4 min
72
Tyrone Williams: "stilettos in a rifle range"
2 min
73
Patricia Spears Jones: "Saturnine"
4 min
74
Mihee Kim: "time travel"
3 min
75
César Vallejo: "Spider"
3 min
76
Rabindranath Tagore: "Gitanjali 60"
3 min
77
Leonora Speyer "The Locust"
1 min
78
Kit Robinson: "Leaves of Today"
2 min
79
Xan Phillips: "I Never Felt Comfortable in My O...
3 min
80
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram: "Lineage Anagrams II"
3 min
81
Jennifer Firestone: from "Consequences of a Hea...
3 min
82
Lam Lai: "I, New York"
4 min
83
Robinson Jeffers: "The Treasure"
3 min
84
Harriet Monroe: "In the Yellowstone"
3 min
85
Jaye Elizabeth Elijah: "fire danger high today"
3 min
86
Major Jackson: "Language of the Moon"
4 min
87
Lauren K. Alleyne: "How could I have known I wo...
3 min
88
Ed Roberson: "The Neighbor's Street Sirens Sing"
6 min
89
Emily Skillings: "Tenant"
3 min
90
John Gould Fletcher: "Lincoln"
7 min
91
Emily Dickinson: "Answer July"
2 min
92
Rosamond S. King: "Do not trust the eraser"
2 min
93
Guest Editor Interview: July 2022 Guest Editor ...
18 min
94
Anne Spencer: "Dunbar"
1 min
95
giovanni singleton: "b&w sonnet no. 1"
2 min
96
Will Alexander: "Darkened Solar Implication"
3 min
97
Pierre Joris: "On September 14th, Dante’s Death...
3 min
98
Bryher: "The Pool"
2 min
99
Amy Lowell: "A Decade"
1 min
100
Ariana Reines: from "The Rose"
3 min