Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year. On weekdays, poems are accompanied by exclusive commentary by the poets. The series highlights classic poems on weekends. Launched in 2006, Poem-a-Day is now distributed via email, web, and social media to 300,000+ readers free of charge and is available for syndication by King Features.
the bullet was a girl
the bullet is his whole life.
his mother named him & the bullet
was on its way. in another life
the bullet was a girl & his skin
was a boy with a sad laugh.
they say he asked for it—
must I define they? they are not
monsters, or hooded or hands black
with cross smoke.
they teachers, they pay tithes
they like rap, they police—good folks
gather around a boy’s body
to take a picture, share a prayer.
oh da horror, oh what a shame
why’d he do that to himself?
they really should stop
getting themselves killed
|July 20, 2010||After Baby After Baby||Rachel Zucker|
|September 08, 2011||I'd Like a Little Flashlight||Rachel Zucker|
|May 28, 2014||real poem (personal statement)||Rachel Zucker|
|May 09, 2014||Let’s Get Out of Here||Corey Zeller|
|April 22, 2009||Where Man Is in His Whole||Hannah Zeavin|
|November 09, 2010||Zerogarden||Andrew Zawacki|
|May 31, 2011||Birch||Cynthia Zarin|
|March 28, 2011||Poem for Wisconsin||Matthew Zapruder|
|September 24, 2013||My Childhood||Matthew Zapruder|
|May 23, 2014||Idaho||Matthew Zapruder|