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
Ruth Muskrat Bronson: "If You Knew"
2 min
2
Linda Hogan: "Map"
4 min
3
Deborah A. Miranda: "Torch"
4 min
4
Aldo Amparán: "Aubade at the City of Change"
4 min
5
Corrinne Clegg Hales: "1967, Girl and Snow"
6 min
6
Hera Naguib: "Prologue to a Womanhood"
3 min
7
Như Xuân Nguyễn: "The Moons of Neptune"
3 min
8
Guest Editor Interview: March Guest Editor Sash...
15 min
9
Alice Dunbar-Nelson: "Thought."
1 min
10
Langston Hughes: "My Loves"
2 min
11
Ishmael Reed: "Skin Tight"
6 min
12
Xandria Phillips: "Black Heroism is Unskilled L...
3 min
13
Yesenia Montilla: "Naming the Baby"
2 min
14
Quincy Troupe: "Sonic Fireflies"
3 min
15
Jacqueline Jones LaMon: "Six"
5 min
16
Claude McKay: "To Winter"
2 min
17
Georgia Douglas Johnson: "Calling Dreams"
1 min
18
Vincent Toro: "At Age 28, Chilean Astronomer Ma...
7 min
19
Kwame Dawes: "How I Pray in the Plague"
8 min
20
Canisia Lubrin: "In the Vault of Morning"
4 min
21
Rickey Laurentiis: "Because we love each other"
3 min
22
Dante Micheaux: "The Day Room"
2 min
23
Priscilla Jane Thompson: "A Valentine"
2 min
24
George Marion McClellan: "In the Heart of a Rose"
2 min
25
Lauren K. Alleyne: "Nothing to Declare"
3 min
26
Toi Derricotte: "The blue nightgown"
3 min
27
June Jordan: "On Time Tanka"
4 min
28
Willie Perdomo: "Haikus"
5 min
29
Marcus Jackson: "What of Fire?"
2 min
30
Countee Cullen: "For a Poet"
2 min
31
Gabrielle Marshall: "The Power of Hope Today"
2 min
32
Marilyn Nelson: "Realization"
4 min
33
Omotara James: "Pier 52"
6 min
34
Patricia Spears Jones: "SELF PORTRAIT as retrat...
4 min
35
Kamilah Aisha Moon: "Disbelief"
3 min
36
Carl Phillips: "Character Being a Different Thi...
3 min
37
Joshua Henry Jones, Jr.: "A Wish"
1 min
38
Mina King: "In Pursuit of Dawn"
3 min
39
Nate Marshall: "iced out chain from the beauty ...
1 min
40
Jenny Zhang: "under the chiming bell"
2 min
41
Tarfia Faizullah: "Surah"
1 min
42
Phillip B. Williams: "Order of Events"
2 min
43
Hayan Charara: "Ode on an Abandoned House"
1 min
44
Theodore Henry Shackelford: "Hope"
1 min
45
Hallie Knight: "To Rebuild"
1 min
46
Momtaza Mehri: "Reciprocity is a Two-Way Street"
5 min
47
Sadia Hassan: "On the Last Day, the Bullet is A...
2 min
48
Sumita Chakraborty: "The B-Sides of the Golden...
3 min
49
Eloisa Amezcua: "The Witch Reads Me My Birthchart"
2 min
50
Alison C. Rollins: "Love in Outer Space"
2 min
51
Lucian B. Watkins: "Two Points of View"
0 min
52
H. D.: "Evadne"
1 min
53
Sanna Wani: "Tomorrow is a Place"
1 min
54
Leila Chatti: "After Touching You, I Think of N...
1 min
55
Jacqui Germain: "STILL UNBUTTONED & UNBOTHERED:...
2 min
56
José Olivarez: "poem where no one is deported"
2 min
57
Khadijah Queen: "Undoing"
1 min
58
Babette Deutsch: "Silence"
1 min
59
Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr.: "My Song"
1 min
60
Hala Alyan: "Object Permanence"
2 min
61
Safia Elhillo: "Ode to Sudanese-Americans"
3 min
62
beyza ozer: "on holding rose water"
1 min
63
Ladan Osman: "Take Wing Tempo"
2 min
64
Hieu Minh Nguyen: "The New Decade"
1 min
65
George Marion McClellan: "A January Dandelion"
1 min
66
Léonie Adams: "Never Enough of Living"
1 min
67
Jamila Woods: "Day 29 (2020)"
1 min
68
Jacqueline Waters: "Ready for My Statement?"
1 min
69
Eran Eads: "TM"
1 min
70
Brandon Brown: "Dog Park"
2 min
71
Prageeta Sharma: "The Imperishable and Perishab...
2 min
72
Charles Bertram Johnson: "A Song of Hope"
1 min
73
Emily Dickinson: "That is solemn we have ended,...
0 min
74
Nate Klug: "Jasmine"
2 min
75
Merrill Gilfillan: "Just After Dawn"
1 min
76
Noah Ross: "echium swallows"
3 min
77
Ely Shipley: "Hiatus"
2 min
78
Genya Turovskaya: "Wisterical"
1 min
79
Angelina Weld Grimké: "A Winter Twilight"
0 min
80
Jones Very: "The Winter Bird"
1 min
81
Michael Wasson: "So Call It Grace"
2 min
82
Jenny Johnson: "Pedal"
3 min
83
G. E. Patterson: "The Keeping Room"
4 min
84
Eric Ekstrand: "Family Solo"
2 min
85
Aditi Machado: "Then"
1 min
86
Fenton Johnson: "Revery"
1 min
87
Lola Ridge: "Altitude"
0 min
88
Robyn Schiff: "Oak Gall Wasp"
4 min
89
Anne Carson: "O Small Sad Ecstasy of Love"
0 min
90
Zach Savich: "Rust Honey"
1 min
91
Donna Stonecipher: "The Ruins of Nostalgia 59"
3 min
92
Yona Harvey: "Hickory Street, New Orleans"
2 min
93
Otto Leland Bohanan: "Villanelle"
1 min
94
Mina Loy: "Love Songs (section III)"
0 min
95
Richard Siken: "Real Estate"
2 min
96
Eileen Myles: "Howl"
0 min
97
Raquel Gutiérrez: "Would It Kill Me To Be A Nic...
1 min
98
Mark McMorris: "The Thought of the World"
3 min
99
b: william bearhart: "No More Fire Here: A Ses...
3 min
100
John Rollin Ridge: "Random Thoughts of Her"
1 min