Poem-a-Day

The Academy of American Poets

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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.

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1488 episodes

Joseph Seamon Cotter Jr.: "Sonnet"

Recorded by Academy of American Poets staff for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 25, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Feb 25
Leslie Pinckney Hill: "The Black Man’s Bit"

Recorded by Academy of American Poets staff for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 24, 2024. www.poets.org

5m
Feb 24
jessica Care moore: "Wild Beauty"

Recorded by jessica Care moore for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 23, 2024. www.poets.org

4m
Feb 23
Alexis Pauline Gumbs: "oriño ka-n-an manbo emalé"

Recorded by Alexis Pauline Gumbs for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 22, 2024. www.poets.org

4m
Feb 22
Roberto Carlos Garcia: "From 'Tempest'”

Recorded by Roberto Carlos Garcia for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 21, 2024. www.poets.org

4m
Feb 21
Tracy K. Smith: "Everybody’s Autobiography"

Recorded by Tracy K. Smith for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 20, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Feb 20
Tony Medina: "Seven Steps to Heaven Haiku"

Recorded by Tony Medina for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 19, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Feb 19
Georgia Douglas Johnson: "The Octoroon"

Recorded by Academy of American Poets staff for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 18, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Feb 18
Julius C. Wright: "Going to the Picnic"

Recorded by Academy of American Poets staff for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 17, 2024. www.poets.org

5m
Feb 17
Niki Herd: "From 'The Stuff of Hollywood'”

Recorded by Niki Herd for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 16, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Feb 16
Rain Prud’homme-Cranford: "Gills"

Recorded by Rain Prud’homme-Cranford for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 15, 2024. www.poets.org

5m
Feb 15
Kelly Norman Ellis: "Saturday Class: Janie Crawford is Grown"

Recorded by Kelly Norman Ellis for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 14, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Feb 14
Lucille Clifton: "[poets in their bassinets]"

Recorded by Sidney Clifton for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 13, 2024. www.poets.org

2m
Feb 13
Herman Beavers: "On Seventh Avenue at Slaptime "

Recorded by Herman Beavers for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 12, 2024. www.poets.org

4m
Feb 12
Maggie Pogue Johnson: "Poet of Our Race"

Recorded by Academy of American Poets staff for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 11, 2024. www.poets.org

5m
Feb 11
Sterling A. Brown: "To a Certain Lady, in Her Garden"

Recorded by Academy of American Poets staff for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 10, 2024. www.poets.org

5m
Feb 10
Cherise Pollard: "Nodes of Growth"

Recorded by Cherise Pollard for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 9, 2024. www.poets.org

4m
Feb 09
Anthony Walton: "Alzheimer’s"

Recorded by Anthony Walton for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 8, 2024. www.poets.org

4m
Feb 08
Kwoya Fagin Maples: "Invisible Work"

Recorded by Kwoya Fagin Maples for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 7, 2024. www.poets.org

4m
Feb 07
Eve L. Ewing: "eschatology"

Recorded by Eve L. Ewing for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 6, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Feb 06
A. Van Jordan: "'Integrated School Books' Arpeggio"

Recorded by A. Van Jordan for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 5, 2024. www.poets.org

4m
Feb 05
Jessie Redmon Fauset: "Stars in Alabama"

Recorded by Academy of American Poets staff for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 4, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Feb 04
Langston Hughes: "Sport"

Recorded by Academy of American Poets staff for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 3, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Feb 03
Brad Walrond: "Calculus I, II, III"

Recorded by Brad Walrond for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 2, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Feb 02
Balo Salo: "Counsel to a Bridegroom"

Recorded by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on February 1, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Feb 01
Guest Editor Interview: February 2024 Guest Editor Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Recorded by Mary Sutton and Honorée Fanonne Jeffers for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on January 31, 2024. www.poets.org

17m
Jan 31
Jay Wright: "[Song into holiness]"

Recorded by Dante Micheaux for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on January 31, 2024. www.poets.org

3m
Jan 31
Mahogany L. Browne: "My face is an iteration, but the song in my belly is ancestral"

Recorded by Mahogany L. Browne for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on January 30, 2024. www.poets.org

7m
Jan 30
Melissa Range: "First South"

Recorded by Melissa Range for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on January 29, 2024. www.poets.org

6m
Jan 29
H. D.: "Projector"

Recorded by Academy of American Poets staff for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on January 28, 2024. www.poets.org

7m
Jan 28