Audio Poem of the Day

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Poem of the Day: Speculations about "I"

February 21st, 2019

by Toi Derricotte

Poem of the Day: From Citizen: “You are in the dark, in the car...”

February 20th, 2019

By Claudia Rankine

Poem of the Day: Little Blessing for Sparrows in Winter

February 19th, 2019

by Jeanne Murray Walker (read by Dana Ivey)

Poem of the Day: Big Snow

February 18th, 2019

By Philip Gross

Poem of the Day: If  gold, your figure as mirror on the ground is

February 17th, 2019

By Khadijah Queen

Poem of the Day: Norroway in February

February 16th, 2019

by Hannah Sanghee Park

Poem of the Day: Seventeen Funerals

February 15th, 2019

By Richard Blanco

Poem of the Day: [love is more thicker than forget]

February 14th, 2019

By E.E. Cummings

Poem of the Day: Night Feeding

February 6th, 2019

by Muriel Rukeyser

Poem of the Day: Time's Train

February 3rd, 2019

By Wyatt Prunty

Poem of the Day: Another Insane Devotion

February 2nd, 2019

by Gerald Stern

Poem of the Day: Montana Pastoral

February 1st, 2019

By J. V. Cunningham

Poem of the Day: from “In Our Own Backyard”

January 31st, 2019

by Norma Cole

Poem of the Day: Empty Space

January 30th, 2019

by Amrita Pritam

Poem of the Day: Lonely Deep Affection

January 29th, 2019

by CA Conrad

Poem of the Day: At the Moment

January 28th, 2019

By Joyce Sutphen

Poem of the Day: Fierce Girl Playing Hopscotch

January 27th, 2019

By Alice Fulton

Poem of the Day: Passage

January 26th, 2019

By Barbara Guest

Poem of the Day: A Dead Thing That, in Dying, Feeds the Living

January 25th, 2019

By Donika Kelly

Poem of the Day: Tommy

January 24th, 2019

By Rudyard Kipling

Poem of the Day: Pyramid Scheme

January 23rd, 2019

By Hera Lindsay Bird

Poem of the Day: The Window, at the Moment of Flame

January 22nd, 2019

By Alicia Ostriker

Poem of the Day: Tin Woman's Lament

January 21st, 2019

By Yolanda Wisher

Poem of the Day: To Robert Hayden

January 20th, 2019

By Eduardo C. Corral

Poem of the Day: The Jew and the Rooster Are One

January 19th, 2019

by Gerald Stern

Poem of the Day: Parchment

January 18th, 2019

By Michelle Boisseau

Poem of the Day: Relaxing or Voluntarily Having Dumb, Unpleasant Experiences

January 17th, 2019

By Marie Buck

Poem of the Day: The Fourth Hour of the Night

January 16th, 2019

By Frank Bidart

Poem of the Day: Temple on my Knees

January 15th, 2019

by Lisa Russ Spaar

Poem of the Day: You Own It

January 14th, 2019

By Alice Fulton

Poem of the Day: Toy Boat

January 13th, 2019

By Ocean Vuong

Poem of the Day: Renovations

January 12th, 2019

By W. S. Di Piero

Poem of the Day: The Widow's Yard

January 11th, 2019

by Isabella Gardner

Poem of the Day: Fire and Ice

January 10th, 2019

By Robert Frost

Poem of the Day: The Hearts

January 9th, 2019

By Robert Pinsky

Poem of the Day: Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark

January 8th, 2019

By D. A. Powell

Poem of the Day: The Cinnamon Peeler

January 7th, 2019

By Michael Ondaatje

Poem of the Day: Heart's Needle 5: Winter again and it is snowing

January 6th, 2019

by W.D. Snodgrass

Poem of the Day: After Making Love We Hear Footsteps

January 5th, 2019

By Galway Kinnell

Poem of the Day: My Last Duchess

January 4th, 2019

Poem of the Day: Provinces

January 3rd, 2019

By C. D. Wright

Poem of the Day: Afternoon in School - The Last Lesson

January 2nd, 2019

By D. H. Lawrence

Poem of the Day: Requiem for the First Half of Split

January 1st, 2019

by Alice Notley

Poem of the Day: The Paris Mouse

December 31st, 2018

by Sandra Gilbert

Poem of the Day: The Gaffe

December 30th, 2018

by C.K. Williams

Poem of the Day: [listen mother, he punched the air: I am not your son dying]

December 29th, 2018

Poem of the Day: Delia Rexroth

December 28th, 2018

By Kenneth Rexroth

Poem of the Day: Soft Knife

December 27th, 2018

By Jonathan W. Stohler

Poem of the Day: What to Do If You Find a Dead Hobbit in Your Garden

December 26th, 2018

By Murray Edmond

Poem of the Day: The Third Hour of the Night

December 25th, 2018

By Frank Bidart

Poem of the Day: Sunder

December 24th, 2018

by Atsuro Riley

Poem of the Day: The Man in Question

December 23rd, 2018

by Daniel Borzutzky

Poem of the Day: Lake Ontario Park

December 22nd, 2018

by Sadiqa de Meijer

Poem of the Day: Dew

December 21st, 2018

By David Musgrave

Poem of the Day: The Birth

December 20th, 2018

By Dorothea Lasky

Poem of the Day: Perhaps the World Ends Here

December 19th, 2018

By Joy Harjo

Poem of the Day: Euthanasia: A Geography

December 18th, 2018

By Mary Makofske

Poem of the Day: Impossible Dream

December 17th, 2018

by Tony Hoagland

Poem of the Day: Paradise after Giovanni di Paolo

December 16th, 2018

By Samuel Menashe

Poem of the Day: The Stick

December 15th, 2018

By Mark Waldron

Poem of the Day: Such Simple Love

December 14th, 2018

By Thomas McGrath

Poem of the Day: Moon

December 13th, 2018

By Kathleen Jamie

Poem of the Day: Cabin

December 12th, 2018

By Anne Waldman

Poem of the Day: Flowers from a New Love after the Divorce

December 11th, 2018

By Paisley Rekdal

Poem of the Day: A Gift for You

December 10th, 2018

By Eileen Myles

Poem of the Day: [Let Us Gather in a Flourishing Way]

December 9th, 2018

by Juan Felipe Herrera

Poem of the Day: Love (III)

December 8th, 2018

by George Herbert (read by Forrest Gander)

Poem of the Day: Misgivings

December 7th, 2018

By William Matthews

Poem of the Day: Crown

December 6th, 2018

By Kay Ryan

Poem of the Day: ABC Plus E: Cosmic Aloneness Is the Bride of Existence

December 5th, 2018

By Mary Jo Bang

Poem of the Day: Beautiful Woman

December 4th, 2018

By A. R. Ammons

Poem of the Day: My Fathers, Coming and Going

December 3rd, 2018

By George Szirtes

Poem of the Day: Summer Garden

December 2nd, 2018

by Louise Glück

Poem of the Day: An Old Story

December 1st, 2018

By Tracy K. Smith

Poem of the Day: Memorial Day

November 30th, 2018

By Sunnylyn Thibodeaux

Poem of the Day: Hutch

November 29th, 2018

By Atsuro Riley

Poem of the Day: There She Is

November 28th, 2018

By Linda Gregg

Poem of the Day: On Reflection

November 27th, 2018

By Randall Horton

Poem of the Day: Stanza

November 26th, 2018

By Tomás Q. Morín

Poem of the Day: Rehearsal

November 25th, 2018

by Sara Peters

Poem of the Day: Poem for My Daughter

November 24th, 2018

By Stephen Spender

Poem of the Day: Shaved Head

November 23rd, 2018

by John Hennessy

Poem of the Day: Clear Night

November 22nd, 2018

by Charles Wright

Poem of the Day: National Park

November 21st, 2018

By Fady Joudah

Poem of the Day: Becoming Anne Bradstreet

November 20th, 2018

By Eavan Boland

Poem of the Day: A Kind of Headless Guilt Emerges

November 19th, 2018

By Ana Božičević

Poem of the Day: The Portrait

November 18th, 2018

by Edith Sodergran

Poem of the Day: The Colonel

November 17th, 2018

By Carloyn Forché

Poem of the Day: Buddy Caesar and his Starlighters

November 16th, 2018

by W. S. Di Piero (read by Michael Stuhlbarg)

Poem of the Day: No People in It

November 15th, 2018

By Emily Skillings

Poem of the Day: After the Angelectomy

November 14th, 2018

By Alice Fulton

Poem of the Day: And Day Brought Back My Night

November 13th, 2018

by Geoffrey Brock

Poem of the Day: Afternoon Walk: The Sea Ranch

November 12th, 2018

by Sandra Gilbert

Poem of the Day: The Last Time I Slept in This Bed

November 11th, 2018

by Sara Peters

Poem of the Day: The Friends of Heraclitus

November 10th, 2018

By Charles Simic

Poem of the Day: Ararat

November 9th, 2018

By Mark Doty

Poem of the Day: Gracious Living 'Tara'

November 8th, 2018

By Tom Raworth

Poem of the Day: End Grain

November 7th, 2018

By Matthew Nienow

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