Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Topeka
They carved the letters yellow,
the wood around the letters green,
chained a picnic table to the grass
out near where the roof of the dead
mall directs a crack
of sunset to radiate the Burger King sign gold.
Last place open after midnight:
then apartment windows hold
stars and satellites in the cold.
A creek runs like a paper fold
from one corner of park to other,
twenty or thirty blocks from where
she took her first breaths of infancy
in the only city I know of
with the letters for poet
that does not also carry
a port or a point in its name.
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|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|