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.

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Books
1
Jenny Zhang: "under the chiming bell"
2 min
2
Tarfia Faizullah: "Surah"
1 min
3
Phillip B. Williams: "Order of Events"
2 min
4
Hayan Charara: "Ode on an Abandoned House"
1 min
5
Theodore Henry Shackelford: "Hope"
1 min
6
Hallie Knight: "To Rebuild"
1 min
7
Momtaza Mehri: "Reciprocity is a Two-Way Street"
5 min
8
Sadia Hassan: "On the Last Day, the Bullet is A...
2 min
9
Sumita Chakraborty: "The B-Sides of the Golden...
3 min
10
Eloisa Amezcua: "The Witch Reads Me My Birthchart"
2 min
11
Alison C. Rollins: "Love in Outer Space"
2 min
12
Lucian B. Watkins: "Two Points of View"
0 min
13
H. D.: "Evadne"
1 min
14
Sanna Wani: "Tomorrow is a Place"
1 min
15
Leila Chatti: "After Touching You, I Think of N...
1 min
16
Jacqui Germain: "STILL UNBUTTONED & UNBOTHERED:...
2 min
17
José Olivarez: "poem where no one is deported"
2 min
18
Khadijah Queen: "Undoing"
1 min
19
Babette Deutsch: "Silence"
1 min
20
Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr.: "My Song"
1 min
21
Hala Alyan: "Object Permanence"
2 min
22
Safia Elhillo: "Ode to Sudanese-Americans"
3 min
23
beyza ozer: "on holding rose water"
1 min
24
Ladan Osman: "Take Wing Tempo"
2 min
25
Hieu Minh Nguyen: "The New Decade"
1 min
26
George Marion McClellan: "A January Dandelion"
1 min
27
Léonie Adams: "Never Enough of Living"
1 min
28
Jamila Woods: "Day 29 (2020)"
1 min
29
Jacqueline Waters: "Ready for My Statement?"
1 min
30
Eran Eads: "TM"
1 min
31
Brandon Brown: "Dog Park"
2 min
32
Prageeta Sharma: "The Imperishable and Perishab...
2 min
33
Charles Bertram Johnson: "A Song of Hope"
1 min
34
Emily Dickinson: "That is solemn we have ended,...
0 min
35
Nate Klug: "Jasmine"
2 min
36
Merrill Gilfillan: "Just After Dawn"
1 min
37
Noah Ross: "echium swallows"
3 min
38
Ely Shipley: "Hiatus"
2 min
39
Genya Turovskaya: "Wisterical"
1 min
40
Angelina Weld Grimké: "A Winter Twilight"
0 min
41
Jones Very: "The Winter Bird"
1 min
42
Michael Wasson: "So Call It Grace"
2 min
43
Jenny Johnson: "Pedal"
3 min
44
G. E. Patterson: "The Keeping Room"
4 min
45
Eric Ekstrand: "Family Solo"
2 min
46
Aditi Machado: "Then"
1 min
47
Fenton Johnson: "Revery"
1 min
48
Lola Ridge: "Altitude"
0 min
49
Robyn Schiff: "Oak Gall Wasp"
4 min
50
Anne Carson: "O Small Sad Ecstasy of Love"
0 min
51
Zach Savich: "Rust Honey"
1 min
52
Donna Stonecipher: "The Ruins of Nostalgia 59"
3 min
53
Yona Harvey: "Hickory Street, New Orleans"
2 min
54
Otto Leland Bohanan: "Villanelle"
1 min
55
Mina Loy: "Love Songs (section III)"
0 min
56
Richard Siken: "Real Estate"
2 min
57
Eileen Myles: "Howl"
0 min
58
Raquel Gutiérrez: "Would It Kill Me To Be A Nic...
1 min
59
Mark McMorris: "The Thought of the World"
3 min
60
b: william bearhart: "No More Fire Here: A Ses...
3 min
61
John Rollin Ridge: "Random Thoughts of Her"
1 min
62
Ruth Muskrat Bronson: from “Sonnets from the Ch...
1 min
63
Ishmael Angaluuk Hope: "Dance Practice"
1 min
64
Gordon Henry: "It was Snowing on the Monuments"
3 min
65
Janet McAdams: "Lie"
2 min
66
Tiffany Midge: "Distracted from COVID-19, Atten...
2 min
67
Mark Turcotte: "Dear New Blood"
3 min
68
Paul Celan: "So Many Constellations"
1 min
69
Olivia Ward Bush-Banks: "A Picture"
2 min
70
Aricka Foreman: "Polycystic Study of Intimacy"
3 min
71
William Reichard: "In the Evening"
2 min
72
Eric Gansworth: "The Word for Gossip"
3 min
73
Tanaya Winder: "Becoming a Ghost"
2 min
74
Michael Torres: "Pockets"
3 min
75
Bertrand N.O. Walker: "A Mojave Lullaby"
1 min
76
Margaret Noodin: "To the Pine Tree" by Jane Joh...
2 min
77
Aimee Suzara: "Amphibious"
3 min
78
Melanie Figg: "A Rogue Dream"
2 min
79
LeAnne Howe: "1918, Iva Describes Her Deathbed"
3 min
80
Khaty Xiong: "The Seven Prisms of My Blood"
2 min
81
Halee Kirkwood: "Self-Portrait as the Changeling"
2 min
82
Alexander Posey: "On the Hills of Dawn"
0 min
83
Emily Pauline Johnson: "Marshlands"
1 min
84
Roy G. Guzmán: excerpt from "The Age of Aquarius"
4 min
85
Michael Kleber-Diggs: "America Is Loving Me to ...
3 min
86
Rena Priest: "The Index"
2 min
87
James Cihlar: "The Way Words Echo in Our Heads"
1 min
88
Margaret Noodin: "Ozaagi’aan One Open to an Other"
2 min
89
Diane di Prima: "Revolutionary Letter #1"
1 min
90
Delmira Agustini: "The Vampire"
1 min
91
Julian Talamantez Brolaski: "poetry is a tempor...
11 min
92
Claire Meuschke: "zero in on"
2 min
93
Diana Hamilton: "Trance Essay for Remembering I...
5 min
94
Lynn Xu: "Untitled Fragment"
1 min
95
Susan Briante: Excerpt from "Defacing the Monum...
3 min
96
Kevin Killian: "Free"
1 min
97
Kay Gabriel: "Like, Comma, Like"
1 min
98
Daniel Borzutzky: "Written After a Massacre in ...
3 min
99
Margaret Ross: "Evolution"
4 min
100
Öykü Tekten: "mountain language"
1 min