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Poem of the Day: Spring Music

0:00 | Apr 17th

by Frederick Feirstein (read by Rich Topal)
Poem of the Day: The Gaffe

0:00 | Dec 30th, 2018

<p>by C.K. Williams</p>
Poem of the Day: Delia Rexroth

0:00 | Dec 28th, 2018

<p>By Kenneth Rexroth</p>
Poem of the Day: Soft Knife

0:00 | Dec 27th, 2018

<p>By Jonathan W. Stohler</p>
Poem of the Day: Sunder

0:00 | Dec 24th, 2018

by Atsuro Riley
Poem of the Day: Dew

0:00 | Dec 21st, 2018

<p>By David Musgrave</p>
Poem of the Day: The Birth

0:00 | Dec 20th, 2018

By Dorothea Lasky
Poem of the Day: Impossible Dream

0:00 | Dec 17th, 2018

<p>by Tony Hoagland</p>
Poem of the Day: The Stick

0:00 | Dec 15th, 2018

<p>By Mark Waldron</p>
Poem of the Day: Such Simple Love

0:00 | Dec 14th, 2018

<p>By Thomas McGrath</p>
Poem of the Day: Moon

0:00 | Dec 13th, 2018

By Kathleen Jamie
Poem of the Day: Love (III)

0:00 | Dec 8th, 2018

by George Herbert (read by Forrest Gander)
Poem of the Day: Misgivings

0:00 | Dec 7th, 2018

<p>By William Matthews</p>
Poem of the Day: Crown

0:00 | Dec 6th, 2018

<p>By Kay Ryan</p>
Poem of the Day: Summer Garden

0:00 | Dec 2nd, 2018

by Louise Gl&uuml;ck
Poem of the Day: An Old Story

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2018

<p>By Tracy K. Smith</p>
Poem of the Day: Memorial Day

0:00 | Nov 30th, 2018

<p>By Sunnylyn Thibodeaux</p>
Poem of the Day: On Reflection

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2018

<p>By Randall Horton</p>
Poem of the Day: Stanza

0:00 | Nov 26th, 2018

By Tom&aacute;s Q. Mor&iacute;n
Poem of the Day: Poem for My Daughter

0:00 | Nov 24th, 2018

<p>By&nbsp;Stephen Spender</p>
Poem of the Day: Clear Night

0:00 | Nov 22nd, 2018

<p>by Charles Wright</p>
Poem of the Day: The Portrait

0:00 | Nov 18th, 2018

by Edith Sodergran
Poem of the Day: The Colonel

0:00 | Nov 17th, 2018

<p>By Carloyn Forch&eacute;</p>
Poem of the Day: No People in It

0:00 | Nov 15th, 2018

<p>By Emily Skillings</p>
Poem of the Day: On What Planet

0:00 | Nov 3rd, 2018

<p>By Kenneth Rexroth</p>
Poem of the Day: The Truth is Concrete

0:00 | Nov 2nd, 2018

<p>By Katie Peterson</p>
Poem of the Day: Barking

0:00 | Oct 29th, 2018

<p>By Jim Harrison</p>
Poem of the Day: Conversation 23: On Cause

0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2018

<p>by Rosmarie Waldrop</p>
Poem of the Day: Reunion

0:00 | Oct 21st, 2018

<p>By Charles Wright</p>
Poem of the Day: Small Moth

0:00 | Oct 20th, 2018

By Sarah Lindsay
Poem of the Day: God's Grandeur

0:00 | Oct 19th, 2018

<p>By Gerard Manley Hopkins (read by Hugh Schwartzberg)</p>
Poem of the Day: Saguaros

0:00 | Oct 16th, 2018

<p>By Javier Zamora</p>
Poem of the Day: Hoffnung

0:00 | Oct 15th, 2018

by Amy Gerstler
Poem of the Day: Our Side of the Creek

0:00 | Oct 14th, 2018

<p>By Yusef Komunyakaa</p>
Poem of the Day: Goats

0:00 | Oct 11th, 2018

by Eugenio de Andrade
Poem of the Day: my dream about time

0:00 | Oct 10th, 2018

<p>by Lucille Clifton</p>
Poem of the Day: Courtship

0:00 | Oct 8th, 2018

<p>By Talvikki Ansel</p>
Poem of the Day: Ulysses

0:00 | Sep 29th, 2018

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Poem of the Day: ROYGBIV

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2018

By Fred D'Aguiar
Poem of the Day: For Piano and Strings

0:00 | Sep 26th, 2018

<p>By Jody Gladding</p>
Poem of the Day: Eagle Poem

0:00 | Sep 23rd, 2018

<p>By Joy Harjo</p>
Poem of the Day: Goodwill, Buffalo, NY

0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2018

<p>By Kimberly Lyons</p>
Poem of the Day: Buy a Chimney Cap, I Think, Then

0:00 | Sep 21st, 2018

<p>by David Swerdlow (read by Ken Marks)</p>
Poem of the Day: Hardware

0:00 | Sep 19th, 2018

By Averill Curdy
Poem of the Day: Déjà Vu

0:00 | Sep 17th, 2018

<p>By Carmen Gim&eacute;nez Smith</p>
Poem of the Day: Eventual Horizon

0:00 | Sep 16th, 2018

<p>by Mark Tardi</p>
Poem of the Day: Coco(nut)

0:00 | Sep 14th, 2018

<p>By Mahogany L. Browne</p>
Poem of the Day: Two Guardians

0:00 | Sep 13th, 2018

<p>By Roberto Tejada</p>
Poem of the Day: The Halls

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2018

<p>By Mark Halliday</p>
Poem of the Day: Letter to My Father

0:00 | Sep 11th, 2018

<p>By Mart&iacute;n Espada</p>
Poem of the Day: Speedway

0:00 | Sep 6th, 2018

<p>by Cedar Sigo</p>
Poem of the Day: Ode on a Grecian Urn

0:00 | Sep 4th, 2018

By John Keats (read by&nbsp;Michael Stuhlbarg)
Poem of the Day: The Children

0:00 | Sep 3rd, 2018

by Eugenio de Andrade
Poem of the Day: Craw

0:00 | Sep 2nd, 2018

by Atsuro Riley
Poem of the Day: Leviathan

0:00 | Aug 31st, 2018

<p>By George Oppen</p>
Poem of the Day: Love Poem

0:00 | Aug 30th, 2018

<p>by Dorothea Lasky</p>
Poem of the Day: The Flowers

0:00 | Aug 22nd, 2018

<p>by Don Paterson (read by Michael Stuhlbarg)</p>
Poem of the Day: How to Love Bats

0:00 | Aug 20th, 2018

<p>by Judith Beveridge</p>
Poem of the Day: Buried

0:00 | Aug 17th, 2018

<p>By Patricia Smith</p>
Poem of the Day: Know No Name

0:00 | Aug 15th, 2018

<p>By Kazim Ali</p>
Poem of the Day: Somebody Trying

0:00 | Aug 14th, 2018

<p>By Denise Levertov</p>
Poem of the Day: Sonnet 138

0:00 | Aug 13th, 2018

By William Shakespeare
Poem of the Day: Wilderness

0:00 | Aug 12th, 2018

By Carl Sandburg
Poem of the Day: Letter

0:00 | Aug 11th, 2018

<p>By Jean Valentine</p>
Poem of the Day: During the War

0:00 | Aug 10th, 2018

<p>By Philip Levine</p>
Poem of the Day: My Boyfriend

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2018

by Camille Guthrie
Poem of the Day: Tyranny of Moths

0:00 | Aug 3rd, 2018

<p>by Gerald Vizenor</p>
Poem of the Day: Time in a Brown House

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2018

<p>By Mark Halliday</p>
Poem of the Day: A Regret

0:00 | Jul 28th, 2018

<p>By David Trinidad</p>
Poem of the Day: Sissieretta Jones

0:00 | Jul 27th, 2018

<p>By&nbsp;Tyehimba Jess</p>
Poem of the Day: Rickshaw Boy

0:00 | Jul 24th, 2018

<p>By Duy Doan</p>
Poem of the Day: On the Metro

0:00 | Jul 23rd, 2018

By C. K. Williams
Poem of the Day: A Rainy Country

0:00 | Jul 22nd, 2018

<p>By Linda Pastan</p>
Poem of the Day: Beautiful Habit

0:00 | Jul 21st, 2018

<p>By Tom Raworth</p>
Poem of the Day: Chicago Epithalamion

0:00 | Jul 15th, 2018

by Dan Howell (read by Rich Topal)
Poem of the Day: Sunshower

0:00 | Jul 10th, 2018

<p>By Natalie Shapero</p>
Poem of the Day: Lissadell

0:00 | Jul 8th, 2018

<p>By Wendy Cope</p>
Poem of the Day: The Lie

0:00 | Jul 7th, 2018

<p>By Anne Waldman</p>
Poem of the Day: The Museum of Stones

0:00 | Jul 6th, 2018

By Carolyn Forch&eacute;
Poem of the Day: Hutch

0:00 | Jul 5th, 2018

By Atsuro Riley
Poem of the Day: Men at Forty

0:00 | Jul 3rd, 2018

<p>By Donald Justice</p>
Poem of the Day: From a Photograph

0:00 | Jul 2nd, 2018

<p>By George Oppen</p>
Poem of the Day: Doña Josefina Counsels Doña Concepción Before Entering Sears

0:00 | Jun 30th, 2018

<p><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal;">By&nbsp;Maurice Kilwein Guevara</span></p>
Poem of the Day: John Sutter

0:00 | Jun 29th, 2018

<p>By Yvor Winters</p>
Poem of the Day: Songs of the Transformed

0:00 | Jun 27th, 2018

by Margaret Atwood&nbsp;(read by&nbsp;Melissa Severin)
Poem of the Day: Dust Poem

0:00 | Jun 26th, 2018

<p>By Philip Jenks</p>
Poem of the Day: Education

0:00 | Jun 25th, 2018

<p>by Peter Boyle</p>
Poem of the Day: To Elsie

0:00 | Jun 23rd, 2018

<p>By William Carlos Williams</p>
Poem of the Day: Depression Glass

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2018

<p>By Ted Kooser</p>
Poem of the Day: The Lost Pilot

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2018

<p>by James Tate</p>
Poem of the Day: Land's End

0:00 | Jun 15th, 2018

<p>By Weldon Kees</p>
Poem of the Day: 67P/C-G

0:00 | Jun 14th, 2018

<p>By John Tipton</p>
Poem of the Day: Game Night

0:00 | Jun 13th, 2018

By Conor O'Callaghan
Poem of the Day: Wild Poppies

0:00 | Jun 12th, 2018

By Marion McCready
Poem of the Day: Contexts

0:00 | Jun 8th, 2018

<p>By&nbsp;Paul Monette</p>
Poem of the Day: Tin Woman's Lament

0:00 | Jun 7th, 2018

<p>By Yolanda Wisher</p>
Poem of the Day: Siblings

0:00 | Jun 6th, 2018

<p>By Patricia Smith</p>
Poem of the Day: El Salvador

0:00 | Jun 2nd, 2018

<p>By Javier Zamora</p>
Poem of the Day: Mazed Interior

0:00 | May 30th, 2018

<p>by Andrew Joron</p>
Poem of the Day: James Schuyler

0:00 | May 29th, 2018

<p>by David Trinidad</p>
Poem of the Day: A March

0:00 | May 26th, 2018

By Ishion Hutchinson
Poem of the Day: National Park

0:00 | May 25th, 2018

<p>By Fady Joudah</p>
Poem of the Day: How Much?

0:00 | May 23rd, 2018

By Carl Sandburg
Poem of the Day: La Marquise de Gloire

0:00 | May 21st, 2018

<p>By Mark Halliday</p>
Poem of the Day: Domestic Violence

0:00 | May 20th, 2018

<p>By Roger Reeves</p>
Poem of the Day: crossword

0:00 | May 10th, 2018

By Valzhyna Mort
Poem of the Day: Now and then

0:00 | May 8th, 2018

<p>By James Schuyler</p>
Poem of the Day: What Is Life

0:00 | May 5th, 2018

<p>By Gregory Orr</p>
Poem of the Day: To a Poor Old Woman

0:00 | May 2nd, 2018

<p>By William Carlos Williams</p>
Poem of the Day: Woman and Child

0:00 | May 1st, 2018

<p>by&nbsp;<span>Judith Beveridge</span></p>
Poem of the Day: El Tigre Market

0:00 | Apr 27th, 2018

<p>By Juan Delgado</p>
Poem of the Day: The Mosquito

0:00 | Apr 26th, 2018

<p>By Rodney Jones</p>
Poem of the Day: To Autumn

0:00 | Apr 24th, 2018

John Keats (read by Michael Stuhlbarg)
Poem of the Day: Frederick Douglass

0:00 | Apr 23rd, 2018

<p>By Robert Hayden</p>
Poem of the Day: Image of the Engine

0:00 | Apr 22nd, 2018

<p>By George Oppen</p>
Poem of the Day: Your Kingdom

0:00 | Apr 20th, 2018

<p>By Eleni Sikelianos</p>
Poem of the Day: Little Map

0:00 | Apr 19th, 2018

<p>By Jean Valentine</p>
Poem of the Day: Houdini

0:00 | Apr 18th, 2018

<p>By Kay Ryan</p>
Poem of the Day: Burial Rites

0:00 | Apr 16th, 2018

<p>By Philip Levine</p>
Poem of the Day: Thai Silk

0:00 | Apr 15th, 2018

<p>By Alexander Theroux</p>
Poem of the Day: Tracking

0:00 | Apr 14th, 2018

<p>By Eleanor Wilner</p>
Poem of the Day: Myth

0:00 | Apr 9th, 2018

By&nbsp;Muriel Rukeyser
Poem of the Day: Invictus

0:00 | Apr 8th, 2018

By William Ernest Henley
Poem of the Day: Prelude

0:00 | Apr 7th, 2018

By A.E. Stallings
Poem of the Day: from "Reunions"

0:00 | Apr 6th, 2018

By Brooklyn Copeland
Poem of the Day: Bluebird

0:00 | Apr 3rd, 2018

<p>By Joyce Peseroff</p>
Poem of the Day: Pluralisms

0:00 | Apr 2nd, 2018

by Anna Maria Hong
Poem of the Day: Dead

0:00 | Mar 31st, 2018

By Sarah C. Harwell
Poem of the Day: North of Mist

0:00 | Mar 30th, 2018

<p>by Wendy Videlock (read by Christina Kirk)</p>
Poem of the Day: The Accounts

0:00 | Mar 22nd, 2018

<p>By Katie Peterson</p>
Poem of the Day: Red Parade

0:00 | Mar 21st, 2018

<p>By David Trinidad</p>
Poem of the Day: Job Application

0:00 | Mar 17th, 2018

<p>By Meryn Cadell</p>
Poem of the Day: The Hearts

0:00 | Mar 16th, 2018

<p>By Robert Pinsky</p>
Poem of the Day: Very like a Whale

0:00 | Mar 11th, 2018

<p>by Brook Emery</p>
Poem of the Day: The Beginning of the Fields

0:00 | Mar 10th, 2018

by Angela Shaw&nbsp;(read by Barbara Rosenblatt)
Poem of the Day: Fourteen Pages

0:00 | Mar 9th, 2018

<p>By Albert Goldbarth</p>
Poem of the Day: The Man in Question

0:00 | Mar 8th, 2018

<p>by Daniel Borzutzky</p>
Poem of the Day: My Shoes

0:00 | Mar 6th, 2018

<p>By Charles Simic</p>
Poem of the Day: Conversion

0:00 | Mar 2nd, 2018

<p>By Billy Collins</p>
Poem of the Day: Rosary (Prayer One)

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2018

<p>By J. Michael Martinez</p>
Poem of the Day: Love Song

0:00 | Feb 24th, 2018

by Mary Carolyn Davies
Poem of the Day: Umpaowastewin

0:00 | Feb 23rd, 2018

<p>by&nbsp;Margaret Noodin</p>
Poem of the Day: Beulah Peel Me a Grape

0:00 | Feb 21st, 2018

<p>By Patricia Spears Jones</p>
Poem of the Day: Transit

0:00 | Feb 20th, 2018

<p>By Maura Dooley</p>
Poem of the Day: spring song

0:00 | Feb 16th, 2018

By Lucille Clifton
Poem of the Day: The Blue Booby

0:00 | Feb 10th, 2018

<p>by James Tate</p>
Poem of the Day: Conversation 4: On Place

0:00 | Feb 9th, 2018

<p>by Rosemarie Waldrop</p>
Poem of the Day: Magnificat

0:00 | Feb 8th, 2018

<p>By Eleanor Wilner</p>
Poem of the Day: Riptide

0:00 | Feb 4th, 2018

<p>by Norma Cole</p>