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
Ra Malika Imhotep: "an armistice between my dea...
4 min
2
Max Eastman: "X Rays"
4 min
3
Alice Corbin Henderson: "From the Stone Age"
4 min
4
Camonghne Felix: "Dearly Departed, Again I Drea...
3 min
5
Chloe Honum: "Devonport"
2 min
6
Corrie Lynn White: "After Striving"
2 min
7
Destiny Hemphill: "our own names"
3 min
8
Diana Marie Delgado: "People to Run From"
3 min
9
Alfred Kreymborg: "Dance"
2 min
10
Elizabeth Bishop: "Behind Stowe"
3 min
11
Erin Rose Coffin: "Remembering Our First Parties"
2 min
12
Fred L. Joiner: "Sikasso Snow"
2 min
13
Hafizah Augustus Geter: "Praise Song"
3 min
14
Ina Cariño: "Everything is Exactly the Same as ...
3 min
15
Nabila Lovelace: "Ars Poetica"
2 min
16
Countee Cullen: "Confession"
2 min
17
Charlotte Mew: "The Forest Road"
8 min
18
A. H. Jerriod Avant: "Who Can Govern Themselves...
3 min
19
K. D. Harryman: "Whipping"
2 min
20
Karisma Price: "Castnet Seafood"
4 min
21
Matthew Wimberley: "Materials for a Gravestone ...
4 min
22
Paige Lewis: "I'm Not Faking My Astonishment, H...
2 min
23
John Crowe Ransom: "Winter Remembered"
3 min
24
Léonie Adams: "A Gull Goes Up"
3 min
25
Renia White: "off the shore of oneself as in . ...
2 min
26
Rob Greene: "To the Young Second Lieutenant Sta...
3 min
27
Sarah Cooper: "Elastic Love Contrapuntal"
4 min
28
Leila Chatti: "I Went Out to Hear"
3 min
29
Urayoán Noel: "cinquains written during a tropi...
4 min
30
Francis Thompson: "New Year's Chimes"
6 min
31
Guest Editor Interview: January 2023 Guest Edit...
13 min
32
Alfred, Lord Tennyson: "The Death of the Old Year"
5 min
33
Jim Moore: "The Need Is So Great"
3 min
34
Peter Streckfus: "Chorus"
4 min
35
Nikki Wallschlaeger: "Cows in the Evening"
3 min
36
Jacqueline Osherow: "XIII. Return to Suzhou: Ma...
3 min
37
Brenda Hillman: "To Mycorrhizae Under Our Mothe...
4 min
38
Arno Holz: from "Phantasus"
3 min
39
Thomas Hardy: "Snow in the Suburbs"
3 min
40
Jenny Xie: "Abstract with Red Square"
3 min
41
Monica Sok: "Retirement"
3 min
42
Anne Haven McDonnell: "Owl"
3 min
43
Jennifer Elise Foerster: "Origin of Planets"
5 min
44
John Yau: "Charles Baudelaire and I Meet in the...
4 min
45
Robert Burns: "Winter: A Dirge"
4 min
46
Esther Popel: "Theft"
4 min
47
Jeffrey Yang: "[Early lexicographers and missio...
3 min
48
Gregory Pardlo: from "Giornata"
3 min
49
Cintia Santana: "apocalyptic lyric"
3 min
50
Dan Beachy-Quick: "Onta"
3 min
51
Chloe Garcia Roberts: Rendering from “Historia ...
3 min
52
Nancy Cunard: from "Parallax"
3 min
53
Louise Bogan: "A Tale"
3 min
54
Cynthia Cruz: "Deathscape Lullaby"
2 min
55
Mark Irwin: "Nike of Samothrace"
3 min
56
A. Van Jordan: "Grandfather"
4 min
57
Sherwin Bitsui: "Triptych"
3 min
58
Henri Cole: "At Sixty-Five"
3 min
59
Robert Frost: "The Aim Was Song"
2 min
60
Emily Brontë: "To a Wreath of Snow"
4 min
61
Jenny George: "Sunflowers"
2 min
62
dg nanouk okpik: "Inupiaq Women"
4 min
63
Guest Editor Interview: December 2022 Guest Edi...
10 min
64
Victoriano Cárdenas: "Still Life of Cárdenas Ha...
3 min
65
George Abraham: "Unarcheology of 'Father'"
6 min
66
Ángel García: "Vestiges"
3 min
67
John Rollin Ridge: "The Harp of Broken Strings"
6 min
68
Carlos Montezuma: "I Have Stood up for You"
5 min
69
Fargo Nissim Tbakhi: "The Dream of the Anti-Ekp...
4 min
70
Laura Tohe: "Nálí, Her Solo"
3 min
71
Sebastián H. Páramo: "The Tejano Considers Seeds"
3 min
72
Kenzie Allen: "109 Bermuda"
4 min
73
Crisosto Apache: "Gahé Dzíł / Mountain Spirits"
5 min
74
Alexander Posey: "Song of the Oktahutche"
4 min
75
Olivia Ward Bush-Banks: "Drifting"
4 min
76
Tara Betts: "Untitled for a Reason"
3 min
77
Jada Renée Allen: "Tendril"
2 min
78
Dara Yen Elerath: "The White Paws"
3 min
79
Brandon Som: "Resistors"
5 min
80
Norla Chee: "Navajo Mountain"
3 min
81
D'Arcy McNickle: "Man Hesitates but Life Urges"
3 min
82
Jane Johnston Schoolcraft: "Lines Written at Ca...
3 min
83
Boderra Joe: "Curve Waves"
3 min
84
Chip Livingston: "There Is No San Lenín"
2 min
85
Tacey M. Atsitty: "Coyote Sees Himself in Water"
2 min
86
Max Early: "Deer's Breath of Every Color"
3 min
87
John James: "Echo of Origin"
2 min
88
Too-qua-stee: "Truth Is Mortal"
4 min
89
Zitkála-Šá: "Iris of Life"
3 min
90
Kyce Bello: from "Far Country"
3 min
91
Haesong Kwon: "Thank God for Hard Feelings"
3 min
92
Michael McGriff: "Inversion"
4 min
93
Joaquín Zihuatanejo: "102"
3 min
94
Guest Editor Interview: November 2022 Guest Edi...
10 min
95
Eduardo C. Corral: "Lines Written During My Sec...
3 min
96
Walter de la Mare: "The Listeners"
4 min
97
Felicia Dorothea Hemans: "The Haunted House"
5 min
98
Jan-Henry Gray: "Ghazal of Oranges"
4 min
99
Oswaldo Vargas: "Mister"
2 min
100
Dujie Tahat: "On Desire"
2 min