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June 14, 2019
145: Mighty Pawns
Today's poem is Mighty Pawns by Major Jackson.
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5 min
June 13, 2019
144: The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians
Note: This poem contains an instance of explicit language. Today's poem is The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians by Christian Wiman.
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5 min
June 12, 2019
143: Untitled Poem
Today's poem is Untitled Poem by Sesshu Foster.
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5 min
June 11, 2019
142: Ozymandias
Today's poem is Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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5 min
June 10, 2019
141: Ego
Today's poem is Ego by Denise Duhamel.
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June 7, 2019
140: To the Thawing Wind
Today's poem is To the Thawing Wind by Robert Frost.
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5 min
June 6, 2019
139: Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing
Today's poem is Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing by Toi Derricotte.
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June 5, 2019
138: Still Life with Aspirin
Today's poem is Still Life with Aspirin by Lucie Brock-Broido.
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June 4, 2019
137: What Kind of Times Are These
Today's poem is What Kind of Times Are These by Adrienne Rich.
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June 3, 2019
136: Where There Were Steep Riverbanks
Today's poem is Where There Were Steep Riverbanks by Circe Maia.
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May 31, 2019
135: Circe
Today's poem is Circe by H.D.
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May 30, 2019
134: Beehive
Today's poem is Beehive by Jean Toomer.
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May 29, 2019
133: Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg
Today's poem is Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg by Richard Hugo.
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May 28, 2019
132: Punishment
Today's poem is Punishment by Seamus Heaney.
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May 27, 2019
131: I Loved You Before I Was Born
Today's poem is I Loved You Before I Was Born by Li-Young Lee.
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5 min
May 24, 2019
130: Dancing Bear
Today's poem is Dancing Bear by Richard Scott.
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4 min
May 23, 2019
129: The Year I Had Cancer
Today's poem is The Year I Had Cancer by Brad Buchanan.
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5 min
May 22, 2019
128: Safe house
Today's poem is Safe house by Busisiwe Mahlangu.
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May 21, 2019
127: Big Finish
Today's poem is Big Finish by Kimberly Johnson.
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May 20, 2019
126: My Parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary
Today's poem is My Parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary by Aaron Smith.
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May 17, 2019
125: Yoko
Today's poem is Yoko by Thom Gunn.
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May 16, 2019
124: the break
Today's poem is the break by Nate Marshall.
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May 15, 2019
123: When Vision Narrows To A Single Beam of Light
Today's poem is When Vision Narrows To A Single Beam of Light by Eleanor Wilner.
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May 14, 2019
122: Whipping Tree
Today's poem is Whipping Tree by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.
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May 13, 2019
121: A Room of Her Own
Today's poem is A Room of Her Own by Ming Di.
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5 min
May 10, 2019
120: What's Left
Today's poem is What's Left by Kerry Hardie.
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4 min
May 9, 2019
119: He Said
Today's poem is He Said by Gerald Stern.
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4 min
May 8, 2019
118: Migraine: Aura and Aftermath
Today's poem is Migraine: Aura and Aftermath by Claudia Emerson.
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May 7, 2019
117: To The Republic
Today's poem is To The Republic by Frank Bidart.
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4 min
May 6, 2019
116: Record Changer
Today's poem is Record Changer by Adrian Matejka.
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May 3, 2019
115: Michiko Dead
Today's poem is Michiko Dead by Jack Gilbert.
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May 2, 2019
114: Burial
Today's poem is Burial by Koleka Putuma.
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4 min
May 1, 2019
113: First Will & Testament
Today's poem is First Will & Testament by sam sax.
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4 min
April 30, 2019
112: The Darkling Thrush
Today's poem is The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy.
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April 29, 2019
111: Bored
Today's poem is Bored by Margaret Atwood.
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4 min
April 26, 2019
110: We Lived Happily During The War
Today's poem is We Lived Happily During The War by Ilya Kaminsky.
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4 min
April 25, 2019
109: Pearl
Today's poem is Pearl by Dorianne Laux.
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4 min
April 24, 2019
108: Backwards
Today's poem is Backwards by Warsan Shire.
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5 min
April 23, 2019
107: Thank You For Waiting
Today's poem is Thank You For Waiting by Simon Armitage.
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April 22, 2019
106: Lake Michigan, Scene 3
Today's poem is Lake Michigan, Scene 3 by Daniel Borzutzky.
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4 min
April 19, 2019
105: I Just Hope I Can Sleep
Today's poem is I Just Hope I Can Sleep by Dorothea Lasky.
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4 min
April 18, 2019
104: Poem for an Antique Korean Fishing Bobber
Today's poem is "Poem for an Antique Korean Fishing Bobber" by Dobby Gibson.
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April 17, 2019
103: The Skylark
Today's poem is The Skylark by John Clare.
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April 16, 2019
102: Love Poem
Today's poem is Love Poem by Donika Kelly.
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4 min
April 15, 2019
101: Postcards from the Labyrinth
Today's poem is Postcards from the Labyrinth by Johnny Lorenz.
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5 min
April 12, 2019
100: New World Orchestra
Today's poem is New World Orchestra by Ed Roberson.
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April 11, 2019
99: Philadelphia
Today's poem is Philadelphia by Emily Skaja.
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April 10, 2019
98: stunt
Today's poem is stunt by Monique Ferrell.
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April 9, 2019
97: American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin ["You don't seem to want it, but you wanted it"]
Today's poem is American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin ["You don't seem to want it, but you wanted it"] by Terrance Hayes.
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4 min
April 8, 2019
96: The Sun Rising
Today's poem is The Sun Rising by John Donne.
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April 5, 2019
95: A Very Good Dog
Today's poem is A Very Good Dog by Matthew Dickman.
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April 4, 2019
94: Anna May Wong on Silent Films
Today's poem is Anna May Wong on Silent Films by Sally Wen Mao.
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April 3, 2019
93: Purple Bathing Suit
Today's poem is Purple Bathing Suit by Louise Gluck.
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April 2, 2019
92: Always Alone
Today's poem is Always Alone by Linda Gregg.
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April 1, 2019
91: Consider Me
Today's poem is Consider Me by Langston Hughes.
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March 29, 2019
90: Villanelle of the Suicide's Mother
Today's poem is Villanelle of the Suicide's Mother by C.K. Williams.
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March 28, 2019
89: Crowning
Today's poem is Crowning by Kevin Young.
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March 27, 2019
88: Ars Poetica #28: African Leave-Taking Disorder
Today's poem is Ars Poetica #28: African Leave-Taking Disorder by Elizabeth Alexander.
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March 26, 2019
87: The Space Between Skins Is Called A Wound
Today's poem is The Space Between Skins Is Called A Wound by Julian Randall.
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March 25, 2019
86: Black cricket in the doorway, on the ceiling, in
Today's poem is Black cricket in the doorway, on the ceiling, in by Quan Barry.
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March 22, 2019
85: Night Surrender
Today's poem is Night Surrender by Leila Ortiz.
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4 min
March 21, 2019
84: Storm
Today's poem is Storm by Tina Chang.
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4 min
March 20, 2019
83: Spring and Fall
Today's poem is Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
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March 19, 2019
82: I Watch Her Eat the Apple
Today's poem is I Watch Her Eat the Apple by Natalie Diaz.
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March 18, 2019
81: Parable of a Firstborn
Today's poem is Parable of a Firstborn by Rebecca Morgan Frank.
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March 15, 2019
80: Muse
Today's poem is Muse by Loretta Collins Klobah.
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March 14, 2019
79: Trans Is Against Nostalgia
Today's poem is Trans Is Against Nostalgia by Taylor Johnson.
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March 13, 2019
78: Introduction to Patriarchy
Today's poem is Introduction to Patriarchy by Chelsea Rathburn.
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March 12, 2019
77: Utsuroi
Today's poem is Utsuroi by Lee Ann Roripaugh.
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March 11, 2019
76: Listen
Today's poem is Listen by Didi Jackson.
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March 8, 2019
75: The Unwritten
Today's poem is The Unwritten by W.S. Merwin.
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March 7, 2019
74: Waking Up
Today's poem is Waking Up by Thomas James.
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March 6, 2019
73: If They Come for Us
Today's poem is If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar.
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March 5, 2019
72: Bat
Today's poem is Bat by D.H. Lawrence.
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March 4, 2019
71: Naomi
Today's poem is Naomi by Tjawangwa Dema.
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March 1, 2019
70: On the Death of WWE Professional Wrestler Chyna
Today's poem is On the Death of WWE Professional Wrestler Chyna by Hala Alyan.
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February 28, 2019
69: On Days When We Both Travel
Today's poem is On Days When We Both Travel by Brenda Hillman.
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February 27, 2019
68: The Line-Up
Today's poem is The Line-Up by Joan Swift.
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February 26, 2019
67: Out of Some Other Paradise
Today's poem is Out of Some Other Paradise by Alex Dimitrov.
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February 25, 2019
66: Still Life with Little Brother
Today's poem is Still Life with Little Brother by Joshua Bennett.
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February 22, 2019
65: Kosmos
Today's poem is Kosmos by Walt Whitman.
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February 21, 2019
64: I like to see it lap the Miles
Today's poem is I like to see it lap the Miles by Emily Dickinson
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February 20, 2019
63: Wind
Today's poem is Wind by James Fenton.
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4 min
February 19, 2019
62: supply and demand
Today's poem is supply and demand by Evie Shockley.
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4 min
February 18, 2019
61: Europe
Today's poem is Europe by Kiki Petrosino.
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4 min
February 15, 2019
60: Tamed
Today's poem is Tamed by Tyree Daye.
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5 min
February 14, 2019
59: Coming Out
Today's poem is Coming Out by Iliana Rocha.
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February 13, 2019
58: The Singing School
Today's poem is The Singing School by Eloise Klein Healy.
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February 12, 2019
57: In Memory of Shame
Today's poem is In Memory of Shame by Karenne Wood.
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February 11, 2019
56: Name That Means Holy in Greek
Today's poem is Name That Means Holy in Greek by Kim Addonzio.
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February 8, 2019
55: America (peaches)
Today's poem is America (peaches) by Kathleen Graber.
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February 7, 2019
54: Dancing in Buses
Today's poem is Dancing in Buses by Javier Zamora.
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February 6, 2019
53: Boy in Park
Today's poem is Boy in Park by Laura Kasischke.
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February 5, 2019
52: Gizzard Song
Today's poem is Gizzard Song by Dean Young.
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February 4, 2019
51: The Mystical Rose
Today's poem is The Mystical Rose by Adelia Prado.
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February 1, 2019
50: Dear P.
Today's poem is Dear P. by Victoria Chang.
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4 min
January 31, 2019
49: The View
Today's poem is The View by Tim Seibles.
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4 min
January 30, 2019
48: Elegy for Smoking
Today's poem is Elegy for Smoking by Patrick Phillips.
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5 min
January 29, 2019
47: The Emperor's Deer
Today's poem is The Emperor's Deer by Kamilah Aisha Moon.
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January 28, 2019
46: Origin Stories
Today's poem is Origin Stories by Safia Elhillo.
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