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 Nadra Mabrouk.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
Camille T. Dungy: "In her mostly white town, an...
3 min
2
Didi Jackson: "Bobolink"
4 min
3
William Stanley Braithwaite: "Near the End of A...
1 min
4
Joseph Millar: "Venetian Siesta"
3 min
5
Dorianne Laux: "I Never Wanted to Die"
2 min
6
David St. John: "Overlooking the Cortile"
3 min
7
Brian Sneeden: "Memory is Blood Soluble"
3 min
8
Forrest Gander: "Pastoral"
3 min
9
Carol Muske-Dukes: "Grief Dream"
2 min
10
Carrie Williams Clifford: "Life and Death"
2 min
11
André Naffis-Sahely: "The Other Side of Nowhere"
4 min
12
Danusha Laméris: "Nothing Wants to Suffer"
4 min
13
Iris Jamahl Dunkle: "House Empty Speaks a Loud ...
4 min
14
Arthur Sze: "Rock Paper Scissors"
3 min
15
Valencia Robin: "After Graduate School"
3 min
16
Alicia Ostriker: "When Love"
2 min
17
Rainer Maria Rilke: "Love Song"
2 min
18
Irvin W. Underhill: "Winter to Spring"
2 min
19
Dunya Mikhail: "One More Love Poem"
2 min
20
Lynne Thompson: "My Einsteinicity"
3 min
21
Lupe Mendez: "La suavecita"
4 min
22
Cynthia Dewi Oka: "The Roots Do a Live Cover of...
3 min
23
Cyrus Cassells: "How Many Lives Have We Lived i...
3 min
24
Effie Lee Newsome: "O Sea, That Knowest Thy Str...
2 min
25
Ana Castillo: "A Amazônia está queimando"
5 min
26
Aimee Nezhukumatathil: "Ode to Sitting in a Booth"
3 min
27
Angela Peñaredondo: "to hold these contradictio...
4 min
28
Sokunthary Svay: "I am the Apsara’s daughter"
2 min
29
Natalie Diaz: "excerpts from 'Duned'"
11 min
30
Sandra Gustin: "Cause of Death"
5 min
31
Ina Coolbrith: "After the Winter Rain"
2 min
32
Margaret Noodin: "Nimbawaadaan Akiing / I Dream...
3 min
33
Luisa A. Igloria: "Custody"
6 min
34
Don Mee Choi: "Berlin: 28.6.2019"
5 min
35
Mariah Bosch: "Obituary Generator"
3 min
36
Desiree C. Bailey: "Ex(ile)"
4 min
37
Achy Obejas: "In Response to the Murder of Elev...
7 min
38
Gwendolyn Bennett: "Wind"
2 min
39
Jake Skeets: "Anthropocene: A Dictionary"
4 min
40
Alessandra Narváez Varela: "23 Reasons Why Mexi...
5 min
41
Andrea Cote-Botero: "Dear Beth"
5 min
42
Albert Abonado: "Advice for Using Blood in a Poem"
4 min
43
Mahtem Shiferraw: "Blood and Bones"
7 min
44
Tracy K. Smith: "Soulwork"
3 min
45
Ruth Muskrat Bronson: "If You Knew"
2 min
46
Linda Hogan: "Map"
4 min
47
Deborah A. Miranda: "Torch"
4 min
48
Aldo Amparán: "Aubade at the City of Change"
4 min
49
Corrinne Clegg Hales: "1967, Girl and Snow"
6 min
50
Hera Naguib: "Prologue to a Womanhood"
3 min
51
Như Xuân Nguyễn: "The Moons of Neptune"
3 min
52
Guest Editor Interview: March Guest Editor Sash...
15 min
53
Alice Dunbar-Nelson: "Thought."
1 min
54
Langston Hughes: "My Loves"
2 min
55
Ishmael Reed: "Skin Tight"
6 min
56
Xandria Phillips: "Black Heroism is Unskilled L...
3 min
57
Yesenia Montilla: "Naming the Baby"
2 min
58
Quincy Troupe: "Sonic Fireflies"
3 min
59
Jacqueline Jones LaMon: "Six"
5 min
60
Claude McKay: "To Winter"
2 min
61
Georgia Douglas Johnson: "Calling Dreams"
1 min
62
Vincent Toro: "At Age 28, Chilean Astronomer Ma...
7 min
63
Kwame Dawes: "How I Pray in the Plague"
8 min
64
Canisia Lubrin: "In the Vault of Morning"
4 min
65
Rickey Laurentiis: "Because we love each other"
3 min
66
Dante Micheaux: "The Day Room"
2 min
67
Priscilla Jane Thompson: "A Valentine"
2 min
68
George Marion McClellan: "In the Heart of a Rose"
2 min
69
Lauren K. Alleyne: "Nothing to Declare"
3 min
70
Toi Derricotte: "The blue nightgown"
3 min
71
June Jordan: "On Time Tanka"
4 min
72
Willie Perdomo: "Haikus"
5 min
73
Marcus Jackson: "What of Fire?"
2 min
74
Countee Cullen: "For a Poet"
2 min
75
Gabrielle Marshall: "The Power of Hope Today"
2 min
76
Marilyn Nelson: "Realization"
4 min
77
Omotara James: "Pier 52"
6 min
78
Patricia Spears Jones: "SELF PORTRAIT as retrat...
4 min
79
Kamilah Aisha Moon: "Disbelief"
3 min
80
Carl Phillips: "Character Being a Different Thi...
3 min
81
Joshua Henry Jones, Jr.: "A Wish"
1 min
82
Mina King: "In Pursuit of Dawn"
3 min
83
Nate Marshall: "iced out chain from the beauty ...
1 min
84
Jenny Zhang: "under the chiming bell"
2 min
85
Tarfia Faizullah: "Surah"
1 min
86
Phillip B. Williams: "Order of Events"
2 min
87
Hayan Charara: "Ode on an Abandoned House"
1 min
88
Theodore Henry Shackelford: "Hope"
1 min
89
Hallie Knight: "To Rebuild"
1 min
90
Momtaza Mehri: "Reciprocity is a Two-Way Street"
5 min
91
Sadia Hassan: "On the Last Day, the Bullet is A...
2 min
92
Sumita Chakraborty: "The B-Sides of the Golden...
3 min
93
Eloisa Amezcua: "The Witch Reads Me My Birthchart"
2 min
94
Alison C. Rollins: "Love in Outer Space"
2 min
95
Lucian B. Watkins: "Two Points of View"
0 min
96
H. D.: "Evadne"
1 min
97
Sanna Wani: "Tomorrow is a Place"
1 min
98
Leila Chatti: "After Touching You, I Think of N...
1 min
99
Jacqui Germain: "STILL UNBUTTONED & UNBOTHERED:...
2 min
100
José Olivarez: "poem where no one is deported"
2 min