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
Terisa Siagatonu: "The Only Place in the U.S. w...
4 min
2
Haʻåni Lucia Falo San Nicolas: "By Your Hand"
3 min
3
Dan Taulapapa McMullin: "The Viole(n)t Cat"
2 min
4
Art 25: Art in the 25th Century: "Imaginary Pho...
5 min
5
Laura Riding Jackson: "Ahead and Around"
3 min
6
Louis Untermeyer: "Dorothy Dances"
2 min
7
kuʻualoha hoʻomanawanui: "huki the gate"
4 min
8
Christy Passion: "Waikīkī Returns"
3 min
9
Donovan Kūhiō Colleps: "Our Red Road"
3 min
10
Leora Kava: "pronunciation"
3 min
11
Mahealani Perez-Wendt: "Lei Kukui, Lei Kuahu"
3 min
12
Ono no Komachi: "[The flowers and my love,]"
1 min
13
Sadakichi Hartmann: "Nocturne"
3 min
14
Emelihter Kihleng: "Envy"
2 min
15
leilani portillo: "in our chant of the creation...
4 min
16
Imaikalani Kalahele: "Contact Zone"
2 min
17
Ngaio Simmons: "Whānau"
4 min
18
Evelyn Flores: "The Flame Tree"
3 min
19
Charles Reznikoff: "[The city breaks in houses ...
2 min
20
Nisha Atalie: "Do/Do Not"
3 min
21
Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio: "For Mauna a W...
4 min
22
Penina Ava Taesali: from "What kind of times ar...
5 min
23
Craig Santos Perez: "Love in a Time of Covid-19"
3 min
24
Dana Naone Hall: "Remembering"
2 min
25
Joe Balaz: "Message to My Sistah"
3 min
26
Yvor Winters: "The Moonlight"
1 min
27
Guest Editor Interview: May 2022 Guest Editor B...
20 min
28
Liza Katz Duncan: "Apostrophe"
2 min
29
C. Prudence Arceneaux: "Menopause"
4 min
30
Clemonce Heard: "The United States of Montessori"
3 min
31
Kim Stafford: "For the Bird Singing before Dawn"
3 min
32
Matt Gonzalez: "Remember the Puns & Brashbrandy"
3 min
33
Deema K. Shehabi: "Vista"
3 min
34
Jamil B. Holway: "Throbbings"
3 min
35
KB Brookins: "Good Grief"
7 min
36
Nathalie Handal: "The City"
3 min
37
Zeina Hashem Beck: "Time,"
4 min
38
Michael Simms: "Imperfect"
2 min
39
Cyrus Cassells: "Guitarrero!"
4 min
40
Home: "Ken Cockburn"
2 min
41
Evelyn Scott: "From Brooklyn"
1 min
42
E. E. Cummings: "[since feeling is first]"
1 min
43
Mosab Abu Toha: "Mouth Still Open"
2 min
44
Cecily Parks: "Sunday"
3 min
45
Rosemary Catacalos: "Mr. Chairman Takes His Leave"
5 min
46
José Antonio Rodríguez: "Mercy"
2 min
47
Jenny Browne: "Late Fermata"
3 min
48
May Sinclair: "The Dark Night (XVIII)"
2 min
49
Ameen Rihani: "Gone with the Swallows"
2 min
50
Loretta Diane Walker: "Imagining My Neighbor"
3 min
51
Zeina Azzam: "Nine Spice Mix"
3 min
52
Kirk Wilson: "Gifts"
3 min
53
Samuel Hazo: "High, Higher, Highest"
3 min
54
Robin Robertson: "On Time"
2 min
55
Vita Sackville-West: from "The Land"
2 min
56
Kahlil Gibran: from "Sand and Foam"
1 min
57
Mohja Kahf: "​​The Aunty Poem (Mi Privilege Es ...
2 min
58
Guest Editor Interview: April 2022 Guest Editor...
12 min
59
Brian Tierney: "We Dream the Dreams Dreaming Us"
3 min
60
Tina Chang: "Lion"
2 min
61
Farnaz Fatemi: "Farnaz"
5 min
62
Mark Wunderlich: "My Local Dead"
4 min
63
Laura Riding Jackson: "The Spring Has Many Sile...
2 min
64
Angelina Weld Grimké: "At the Spring Dawn"
2 min
65
Jameson Fitzpatrick: "Divorce Song"
3 min
66
Dana Jaye Cadman: "Ghosts"
2 min
67
Monica Ferrell: "In Safranbolu"
4 min
68
Rio Cortez: "Black Lead in a Nancy Meyers Film"
3 min
69
Victoria Redel: "The Pact"
3 min
70
Djuna Barnes: "Pastoral"
3 min
71
Gertrude Stein: "Much Later"
1 min
72
Evan Gill Smith: "The Cow Speaks to the Child"
2 min
73
Eugenia Leigh: "Glossolalia"
3 min
74
Tarfia Faizullah: "Red-Lipped Poem"
2 min
75
Maya C. Popa: "One Way or Another"
3 min
76
Emily Pittinos: "A Cloud of Drench Bearing Down"
4 min
77
Katherine Mansfield: "Voices of the Air"
2 min
78
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: "Femme Futures"
9 min
79
Noʻu Revilla: "Welcome to the Gut House"
5 min
80
Stefania Gomez: "At the New York City AIDS Memo...
3 min
81
Youmna Chlala: "Night Needs No Stars"
2 min
82
Tracy Fuad: "Eclipse Season"
5 min
83
Willa Carroll: "Cloud Demolition"
3 min
84
Marianne Moore: "Reinforcements"
1 min
85
Willa Cather: "I Sought the Wood in Winter"
3 min
86
Meghann Plunkett: "Climate"
2 min
87
Alicia Mountain: "Drift"
3 min
88
Monica McClure: "The Heedless Shephard"
2 min
89
Hannah Aizenman: "As a Father of Daughters"
3 min
90
Guest Editor Interview: March 2022 Guest Editor...
12 min
91
Kwame Dawes: "It Bruises, Too"
3 min
92
Effie Lee Newsome: "Exodus"
1 min
93
Bruce Nugent: "Shadow"
1 min
94
Patricia Smith: "The Sun, Mad Envious, Just Wan...
4 min
95
Cornelius Eady: "God Could Not Make Her a Poet"
3 min
96
Afaa Michael Weaver: "Midnight Air in Louisville"
3 min
97
Marie Howe: "My Dead Friends"
2 min
98
Tim Seibles: "All the Time Blues Villanelle"
4 min
99
Elizabeth Curtis Holman: "We Pulled a Rose in S...
1 min
100
Waring Cuney: "No Images"
1 min