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1/21/2022
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"It’s Not Really about Them, It’s about Us" by Safia Jama

Braiding my hair, working with, and not against, / the silver waves, breaking Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 21, 2022 It's Not Really about Them, It's about Us Safia Jama
1/20/2022
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"January 20, 2021" by Jared Harél

This morning the snow / lowered so slowly, Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 20, 2022 January 20, 2021 Jared Harél This morning the snow lowered so slowly, I was able to lift my son
1/19/2022
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Literary Arts Emergency Fund Deadline Extended, Announcing the Student Winner of the 2022 National Poetry Month Poster Contest, and more

Support Poets.org January 19, 2022 2022 Poem-a-Day Guest Editors Read poems by the twelve new Poem-a-Day guest editors who will each curate a month of poems this year: “On an Island (New York City)” by
1/19/2022
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"Insurrecto" by Chris Santiago

Our worst enemy is General May: / rainy season, the lieutenant means, monsoon Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 19, 2022 Insurrecto Chris Santiago for David Fagen Corporal, US Army
1/18/2022
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"[Oye! This is an apartment building ode.]" by Dimitri Reyes

Oye! This is an apartment building ode. Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 18, 2022 [Oye! This is an apartment building ode.] Dimitri Reyes Oye! This is an apartment building ode.
1/17/2022
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"Suspending Disbelief While Brown, Part II" by Hossannah Asuncion

We use ketchup because they laughed. And then they used our salt. Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 17, 2022 Suspending Disbelief While Brown, Part II Hossannah Asuncion We use
1/16/2022
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"The Song of the Smoke" by W. E. B. Du Bois

I am the smoke king, / I am black. Poem-a-Day is reader-supported. Your gift today will help the Academy of American Poets continue to publish the work of 260 poets each year, and share this series
1/15/2022
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"A Reverie" by Mary Weston Fordham

You may speak of a grave in a distant land, / Or of one 'neath ocean's foam, Poem-a-Day is reader-supported. Your gift today will help the Academy of American Poets continue to publish the work
1/14/2022
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"Aubade with Edits" by F. Douglas Brown

Both terrible storytellers, both bad / With a punchline Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 14, 2022 Aubade with Edits F. Douglas Brown Both terrible storytellers, both bad With a
1/13/2022
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"Corinthians 13:11" by Jennifer Martelli

I follow Marcia Brady on Twitter: Mo McCormick, Actor/Author. Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 12, 2022 Corinthians 13:11 Jennifer Martelli I follow Marcia Brady on Twitter: Mo
1/13/2022
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"Self-lit" by KC Trommer

You're humming through the streets, / self-lit. I have to correct strangers who touch Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 13, 2022 Self-lit KC Trommer You're humming through
1/11/2022
22 : 54

Announcing the Inaugural Guggenheim Poet-in-Residence, Maya Angelou poems, and more

Support Poets.org January 11, 2022 Maya Angelou First Black Woman on US Quarter Join us in celebrating Maya Angelou's legacy by reading her work on Poets.org: “Still I Rise” “Alone” “On the Pulse
1/11/2022
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Your 2021 Dear Poet letters are here!

Plus, poems and lesson plans for winter Facebook Twitter Instagram January 2022 Every National Poetry Month we present Dear Poet, a multimedia education project that invites young people in grades five
1/11/2022
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"Having a Fight With You" by Patrick Phillips

is like being burned up / in a twelfth-floor elevator. Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 11, 2022 Having a Fight With You Patrick Phillips is like being burned up in a twelfth-floor
1/10/2022
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"Walnuts in Nangarhar" by Zohra Saed

That time / in Aagam when father, a child then, Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 10, 2022 Walnuts in Nangarhar Zohra Saed That time in Aagam when father, a child then, picked fresh
1/9/2022
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"Songs to Joannes, VII" by Mina Loy

My pair of feet / Smack the flag-stones Poem-a-Day is reader-supported. Your gift today will help the Academy of American Poets continue to publish the work of 260 poets each year, and share this
1/8/2022
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"[The faint shadow of the morning moon?]" by Yone Noguchi

The faint shadow of the morning moon? Poem-a-Day is reader-supported. Your gift today will help the Academy of American Poets continue to publish the work of 260 poets each year, and share this series
1/7/2022
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"Red Delicious" by Jerome Ellison Murphy

I used to eat / her keen sight Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 7, 2022 Red Delicious Jerome Ellison Murphy I used to eat her keen sight and its laser serrations surgical rotations
1/6/2022
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"Man Praying—Encroachment" by Celeste Guzmán Mendoza

Some deaths take the slow turn in the light from dusk to night. Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 6, 2022 Man Praying—Encroachment Celeste Guzmán Mendoza Some deaths take the slow
1/5/2022
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"Acedia Sestina" by Rohan Chhetri

How now to rig the petrified words to reveal / The infinite in a new Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Poem-a-Day January 5, 2022 Acedia Sestina Rohan Chhetri How now to rig the petrified words to