Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
Last summer, two discrete young snakes left their skin on my small porch, two mornings in a row. Being post-modern now, I pretended as if I did not see them, nor understand what I knew to be circling inside me. Instead, every hour I told my son to stop with his incessant back-chat. I peeled a banana. And cursed God—His arrogance, His gall—to still expect our devotion after creating love. And mosquitoes. I showed my son the papery dead skins so he could know, too, what it feels like when something shows up at your door—twice—telling you what you already know.
|January 01, 1995||Oklahoma City: The Aftermath||Ira Sadoff|
|April 21, 2005||War Is Kind [excerpt]||Stephen Crane|
|March 31, 2006||It Was Raining in Delft||Peter Gizzi|
|April 02, 2006||Untitled Poem [Unslide the door]||Joshua Beckman|
|April 03, 2006||Farewell to Yang, Who's Leaving for Kuo-chou||Wang Wei|
|April 04, 2006||One-Word Poem||David R. Slavitt|
|April 05, 2006||What Came to Me||Jane Kenyon|
|April 06, 2006||Sawdust||David Wojahn|
|April 07, 2006||Stone Bird||Pattiann Rogers|
|April 08, 2006||International Incidents||Robert Hershon|