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
Dan Rosenberg: "Order"
3 min
2
Sara Teasdale: "August Moonrise"
4 min
3
Carrie Law Morgan Figgs: "Life"
3 min
4
Natasha Marin: "Once upon a Black Imagination..."
3 min
5
Yanyi: "Landscape with a Hundred Turns"
3 min
6
Ronaldo V. Wilson: "UPON Grief and Grievance: A...
6 min
7
Vanessa Angélica Villarreal: "I Was a Good Wife"
3 min
8
Gwen Westerman: "Give-Away Song"
4 min
9
Maxwell Anderson: "Earth Evanescent"
1 min
10
George Moses Horton: "Memory"
2 min
11
Brandy Nālani McDougall: "Resist"
6 min
12
Sara Marie Ortiz: "Iyáaní (Spirit, Breath, Li...
4 min
13
Elisabet Velasquez: "Professional Spanish Knock...
3 min
14
Adeeba Shahid Talukder: "A Love Note"
3 min
15
Margaret Rhee: "The Year Before I Left For Mars"
4 min
16
George Reginald Margetson: "The Call to Duty"
4 min
17
Leonie Adams: "Midsummer"
2 min
18
Jasmine Reid: "where all, we flowers"
3 min
19
Roya Marsh: "Rememory"
2 min
20
Sheila Maldonado: "window on my part-time emplo...
4 min
21
Dawn Lundy Martin: from "The Laceration"
3 min
22
Randall Horton: "preface to a traffic stop: sound"
2 min
23
Lola Ridge: "Wind Rising in the Alleys"
2 min
24
Joshua Henry Jones, Jr.: "In Summer Twilight"
1 min
25
S*an D. Henry Smith: "Remedies I"
3 min
26
Duriel E. Harris: "What he thought belly down, ...
4 min
27
Camonghne Felix: "Born. Living. Will. Die."
2 min
28
Karla Cordero: "Everything Needs Fixing"
4 min
29
Wo Chan: "the shoes"
4 min
30
Carl Sandburg: "Good Night"
2 min
31
Henrietta Cordelia Ray: "July"
1 min
32
Samiya Bashir: "i traveled the world. it was fi...
3 min
33
Guest Editor Interview: July Guest Editor R. Er...
26 min
34
George Abraham: "Searching for a Palestinian Ne...
6 min
35
dee(dee) c. ardan: "freedom terrors"
8 min
36
Precious Okoyomon: "The animal that is most vul...
2 min
37
Tian-Ai: "Aspiration"
3 min
38
Paul Laurence Dunbar: "With the Lark"
2 min
39
Angelina Weld Grimké: "Little Grey Dreams"
2 min
40
Rachel B. Glaser: "As dogs"
2 min
41
Noah Baldino: "Felt Flowers"
5 min
42
Mónica de la Torre: "Remote Disjunctions"
3 min
43
Miller Oberman: "Commas"
3 min
44
McKenzie Toma: "Disintegrating Calculus Problem"
3 min
45
Elsa Gidlow: "I, Lover"
2 min
46
Langston Hughes: "Our Land"
2 min
47
Margarita Cruz: "Mourning"
2 min
48
LA Warman: "Who Hurt You"
4 min
49
Kemi Alabi: "Voice Clear As"
2 min
50
Kamelya Omayma Youssef: "In the ن of it all"
5 min
51
Hao Guang Tse: "to give the thing a name that ...
1 min
52
Sarojini Naidu: "June Sunset"
3 min
53
Alexander Posey: "Seashells"
1 min
54
Jon-Michael Frank: "[there must be one thing yo...
2 min
55
Hazem Fahmy: "Interrogation of an Alternate Tim...
3 min
56
Hanae Jonas: "Pastoral"
3 min
57
Gabrielle Octavia Rucker: "I Don’t Say Goodbye,...
3 min
58
Deborah Paredez: "Perseverance"
3 min
59
Louise Bogan: "Knowledge"
1 min
60
Eloise Bibb Thompson: "Ode to the Sun"
2 min
61
danilo machado: "(telling)"
4 min
62
Cyrée Jarelle Johnson: "Last Best Niche"
3 min
63
Camille Rankine: "Ways to Disappear"
2 min
64
Ayesha Raees: "All Along, I Laid, Halved"
4 min
65
Guest Editor Interview: June Guest Editor Anaïs...
19 min
66
Chen Chen: "i love you to the moon &"
2 min
67
Li Po: "Looking at the Moon After Rain"
2 min
68
Toru Dutt: "Sonnet—Baugmaree"
2 min
69
Rachel Mennies: "September 23, 2016"
4 min
70
Luther Hughes: "When Struck by Night"
3 min
71
Donika Kelly: "In the Beginning"
2 min
72
Terrance Hayes: "Muscular Fantasy"
4 min
73
Paul Tran: "Hypothesis"
3 min
74
Wang Wei: "The Blue-Green Stream"
2 min
75
Queen Liliʻuokalani: "Kumulipo"
2 min
76
Analicia Sotelo: "Grace Among the Ferns"
3 min
77
Joy Priest: "Looking for the Beautiful Things"
4 min
78
Paige Lewis: "Logically, I Know the Circus"
2 min
79
Andrés Cerpa: "The Vault"
2 min
80
Jane Wong: "The Waiting"
3 min
81
Yone Noguchi: "How Near to Fairyland"
2 min
82
Jitō Tennō: "[Has Spring passed away?]"
1 min
83
Jose Hernandez Diaz: "Almost Buried"
2 min
84
Diana Khoi Nguyen: "from Đổi Mới"
4 min
85
Diane Seuss: "Ballad"
7 min
86
Diana Marie Delgado: "Grandpa"
2 min
87
Rick Barot: "Moving the Bones"
5 min
88
Rabindranath Tagore: "Gitanjali 83"
1 min
89
Brittney Corrigan: "Vanishing"
4 min
90
Nicole Sealey: "‘Pages 1-4,’ an excerpt from T...
3 min
91
Sara Eliza Johnson: "Parable of the Unclean Spi...
3 min
92
Destiny O. Birdsong: "Bandwidth"
3 min
93
Derrick Austin: "The Birthday Interviews"
3 min
94
Cortney Lamar Charleston: "It’s Important I Rem...
4 min
95
Guest Editor Interview: May Guest Editor Sumita...
20 min
96
Emily Pauline Johnson: "Fire-Flowers"
2 min
97
Leah Naomi Green: "Origin Story"
4 min
98
Dean Rader: "I Never Knew I Loved Dean Rader"
6 min
99
Kate Daniels: "Gertrude: In the Rooms"
5 min
100
Rosanna Warren: "Boletus"
3 min