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
Thomas Lovell Beddoes: "A Song on the Water"
1 min
2
Charlotte Smith: "Sonnet XLIV"
2 min
3
Noor Hindi: "Breaking [News]"
3 min
4
Ann-Margaret Lim: "One Summer"
4 min
5
Gabrielle Bates: "Dear Birmingham"
3 min
6
Aria Aber: "Waiting for Your Call"
3 min
7
Rita Dove: "Incantation of the First Order"
3 min
8
Alfonsina Storni: "Running Water"
2 min
9
Leopoldo Lugones: "Journey"
1 min
10
Edil Hassan: "Under the Tuscan Sun (2003): A Ro...
5 min
11
Tiana Clark: "Proof"
4 min
12
Lisa Russ Spaar: "Driving"
3 min
13
Erika L. Sánchez: "Departure"
2 min
14
torrin a. greathouse: "Belt Is Just Another Ver...
4 min
15
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: "Caprice"
2 min
16
Narciso Tondreau: "Yesterday and To-Day"
2 min
17
Shara McCallum: from "Passage"
5 min
18
Aurielle Marie: "pantoum for aiyana & not a sin...
3 min
19
francine j. harris: "Burden, old story."
3 min
20
Bettina Judd: "Not My Ancestors"
3 min
21
Ada Limón: "Lover"
3 min
22
Juana de Ibarbourou: "Bond"
3 min
23
Conceição Lima and David Shook: "Afroinsularity"
8 min
24
Guest Editor Interview: October Guest Editor Sa...
15 min
25
Ama Codjoe: "Primordial Mirror"
3 min
26
Tonya M. Foster: from "In the After"
5 min
27
Mary-Kim Arnold: "The Maze"
4 min
28
Suzi F. Garcia: "A Modified Villanelle for My C...
3 min
29
Balam Rodrigo and Dan Bellm: "The Patron Saints"
6 min
30
Juan Ramón Jiménez: "One Night"
2 min
31
Lauri García Dueñas and Olivia Lott: "0"
8 min
32
John Keene: "Looking at Photos"
3 min
33
Douglas Kearney: "The Thing of Nature That Defi...
3 min
34
Monica Youn: "Leave"
3 min
35
Bernadette Mayer: "The Lobelias of Fear"
2 min
36
Harryette Mullen: "Conversation in Isolation"
2 min
37
José Santos Chocano: "A Song of the Road"
3 min
38
Rosalía de Castro: "The Carillon"
2 min
39
Carolina Ebeid: "Silueta of Crushed Lipstick an...
4 min
40
Andrea Blancas Beltran: "Year of the Rat, Full ...
3 min
41
Cecilia Vicuña: "The Disappeared"
4 min
42
Anna Maria Hong: "We Were"
2 min
43
David Shapiro: "The Only Emperor"
3 min
44
Khushal Khan Khattak: "[Know thou well this wor...
4 min
45
Fenton Johnson: "Rulers"
1 min
46
Hoa Nguyen: "The Pu Pu Platter Appetizer"
3 min
47
Joseph Rios: "For Henry's Bar"
4 min
48
Farid Matuk: "The Butcher’s Fifth Quarter"
3 min
49
Roberto Tejada: "Night Festival"
5 min
50
Victoria Guerrero, Anastatia Spicer, and Honora...
7 min
51
Claude McKay: "French Leave"
2 min
52
Helen Hoyt: "The Office Building"
1 min
53
Fanny Howe: "Margo"
3 min
54
Rachel Levitsky: "Audience"
3 min
55
Guest Editor Interview: September Guest Editor ...
27 min
56
TC Tolbert: "What I really want to know is how ...
4 min
57
Catalina Cariaga: "A Word"
6 min
58
Joan Retallack: "POLITIES &/or SONNETS"
5 min
59
John Gould Fletcher: "A Distant Song"
2 min
60
Georgia Douglas Johnson: "Promise"
1 min
61
Barbara Jane Reyes: "Brown Girl Creed"
3 min
62
Darius Atefat-Peckham: "Confessional to Famous ...
5 min
63
Harmony Holiday: "She leads me to tongues"
4 min
64
Kyle Dacuyan: "Hunter heart a lonely is the"
6 min
65
Barton Smock: "Soonisms"
2 min
66
Walter Everette Hawkins: "The Drowsy World Drea...
2 min
67
Leonora Speyer: "Summer Sorrow"
2 min
68
Jennifer Karmin: "work: an ode for the human mi...
3 min
69
Jalynn Harris: "The Life of a Writer"
3 min
70
Philip Schaefer: "Gradually Then Suddenly"
2 min
71
E. C. Belli: "Vows"
2 min
72
Kyle Carrero Lopez: "Untitled (Havana, 2000)"
4 min
73
Charles Bertram Johnson: "Serenity"
1 min
74
Winifred Welles: "Exile"
2 min
75
Hannah Sanghee Park: "The One Mockingbird Only ...
3 min
76
Jada Renée Allen: "Interior"
2 min
77
Dāshaun Washington: "A Fairy Tale of Blackboyho...
4 min
78
Rachel Moritz: "Poem for Rebecca Wight"
2 min
79
Nick Demske: "I let the flies bite me when I me...
3 min
80
Effie Lee Newsome: "Sunset"
1 min
81
Tu Fu: "The River Village"
2 min
82
Cammy Thomas: "French Toast"
2 min
83
Timmy Straw: "Copernicus"
3 min
84
Kimberly Alidio: "a feeling has passed before a...
3 min
85
Dan Lau: "XX Judgement"
2 min
86
Guest Editor Interview: August Guest Editor Kaz...
29 min
87
Dan Rosenberg: "Order"
3 min
88
Sara Teasdale: "August Moonrise"
4 min
89
Carrie Law Morgan Figgs: "Life"
3 min
90
Natasha Marin: "Once upon a Black Imagination..."
3 min
91
Yanyi: "Landscape with a Hundred Turns"
3 min
92
Ronaldo V. Wilson: "UPON Grief and Grievance: A...
6 min
93
Vanessa Angélica Villarreal: "I Was a Good Wife"
3 min
94
Gwen Westerman: "Give-Away Song"
4 min
95
Maxwell Anderson: "Earth Evanescent"
1 min
96
George Moses Horton: "Memory"
2 min
97
Brandy Nālani McDougall: "Resist"
6 min
98
Sara Marie Ortiz: "Iyáaní (Spirit, Breath, Li...
4 min
99
Elisabet Velasquez: "Professional Spanish Knock...
3 min
100
Adeeba Shahid Talukder: "A Love Note"
3 min