The ever-evolving COVID-19 situation has disrupted our daily lives, forcing us to adapt to new realities of quarantine and social distancing. As plans and routines are put aside, many of us find ourselves with unusually large amounts of free time. Rather than be paralyzed by boredom, the Hart Leadership Program invites you to use this newfound time as an opportunity for reflection. Critical reflection is critical for leadership development and is something we emphasize in our courses. Reflection helps us make sense of the world and our role in it.

We also know that poets and poetry have a long track record of expanding our capacity for seeing and understanding complexity, and for discovering insight, empathy, and a capacity to act in the face of unmoving obstacles.

To that end, we are transitioning our Poem of the Day intiative to Poem of the Week, which can be found and read here, as well as on our Facebook page. We are fortunate to have the wisdom and leadership of Hart Professor and creative writing teacher Faulkner Fox to lead us in this project, alongside Associate in Research Ana Ramirez. Each Monday, we will post a new a poem, while previous poems will continue to be accessible on our website for as long as social distancing is our watch-word. We strongly encourage you to share any reactions to the poems to Please also pass along poems that have brought you comfort, insight, and strength. Looking to read more comforting poems? Check out the Shelter in Poems initiative.

Week of September 8th – “Flora Numérica/ Numeric Flora” by Mara Pastor

Week of September 7th – “a note on the body” by Danez Smith

Week of August 30th – “Brown Girl Creed” by Barbara Jane Reyes

Week of August 23rd – “Pockets” by Michael Torres

Week of August 16th – “Page One” by Jonathan Wells

Week of August 9th – “The Beach Is Host to Small Things” by Kwoya Fagin Maple

Week of August 2nd – “On the Recommendation That American Adults Consume No More Than One-Quarter Cup of Rice, Twice a Week” by Adrienne Su

Week of July 26th – “in another string of the multiverse, perhaps” by Michaella Batten

Week of July 19th – “The Promise” by Jane Hirshfield

Week of July 12th – “The Language of Joy” by Jacqueline Allen Trimble

Week of July 5th – “what can a poem do?” by Darius V. Daughtry

Week of June 28th – “Whenever you see a tree” by Padma Venkatraman

Week of June 21st – “Concrete” by Xaire

Week of June 14th – “Everything Needs Fixing” by Karla Cordero

Week of June 7th – “Want Could Kill Me” by Xandria Phillips

Week of Monday, May 31st – “Born Frees” by Pamela Sneed

Week of Monday, May 24th – “The Waiting” by Jane Wong

Saturday, May 15th – “Every Day Is A Trans Day” by H. Melt

Friday, May 14th – “Clarification Card: The Spiral (“The cigarette is pretext: smoke rises from within”)” by Hari Alluri

Thursday, May 13th – “This is the city that I love” by Rosemary Ferreira

Wednesday, May 12th – “My Father Sings, to My Embarrassment” by Sandra M. Castillo

Tuesday, May 11th – “Prayer for those who run” by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Monday, May 10th – “Tonsure” by Kevin Young

Sunday, May 9th – “Stone” by Aideed Medina

Saturday, May 8th – “The Gardener 38” by Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, May 7th – “believe me” by leilani portillo

Thursday, May 6th – “Ode to Jacob Blinder” by Janlori Goldman

Wednesday, May 5th – “Tonight: Rebellious Resistance” by Naomi Ortiz

Tuesday, May 4th – “Freedom” by Langston Hughes

Monday, May 3rd – “God or a Lottery Ticket in a Black Woman’s Purse” by Angelique Palmer

Sunday, May 2nd – “From “Shadow Poems” by Jennifer Foerster

Saturday, May 1st – “Judicial Temperament” by Dan Vera

Friday, April 30th – “Makin’ Jump Shots” by Michael S. Harper

Thursday, April 29th – “Of Avocados” by Juan J. Morales

Wednesday, April 28th – “We” by Deborah A. Miranda

Tuesday, April 27th – “The More Loving One” by W. H. Auden

Monday, April 26th – “To the Fig Tree on 9th and Christian” by Ross Gay

Sunday, April 25th – “After Touching You, I Think of Narcissus Drowning” by Leila Chatti

Saturday, April 24th – “Experience” by Trapeta B. Mayson

Friday, April 23rd – “Menace to” by Taylor Johnson

Thursday, April 22nd – “Next Time Ask More Questions” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Wednesday, April 21st – “Hole” by Naomi Ayala

Tuesday, April 20th – “Dawn Feeding” by Leslie Ullman

Monday, April 19th – “A History of Domestication” by Sun Yung Shin

Sunday, April 18th – “Psalm 150” by Jericho Brown

Saturday, April 17th – “My Einsteinicity” by Lynne Thompson

Friday, April 16th – “Ghost” by Cynthia Huntington

Thursday, April 15th – “How Music Stays in the Body” by Lee Herrick

Wednesday, April 14th – “Pastoral” by Forrest Gander

Tuesday, April 13th – “On Doubt and Bad Reviews” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Monday, April 12th – “Ramadan” by Kazim Ali

Sunday, April 11th – “Like That” by Alexandria Peary

Saturday, April 10th- “Things No One Knows” by Wanda Coleman

Friday, April 9th – “This Is Just To Say” by William Carlos Williams

Thursday, April 8th – “Apprenticed to Justice” by Kimberly Blaeser

Wednesday, April 7th – “iced out chain from the beauty supply by Halsted Indoor Mall” by Nate Marshall

Tuesday, April 6th – “DetoNation” by Ocean Vuong

Monday, April 5th – “Memory is Blood Soluble” by Brian Sneeden

Sunday, April 4th – “La suavecita” by Lupe Mendez

Saturday, April 3rd – “If—” by Rudyard Kipling

Friday, April 2nd – “One More Love Poem” by Dunya Mikhail

Thursday, April 1st – “Sick” by Shel Silverstein

Wednesday, March 31st – “A Rogue Dream” by Melanie Figg

Tuesday, March 30th – “Describing Tattoos to a Cop” by Brenda Hillman

Monday, March 29th – “I’m Nobody! Who are you? (260)” by Emily Dickinson

Sunday, March 28th – “The sedaer’s order” by Marge Piercy

Saturday, March 27th – “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Friday, March 26th – “we ask mama-n-em, “where is the motherworld?” by Destiny Hemphill

Thursday, March 25th – “How Many Lives Have We Lived in Paris?” by Cyrus Cassells

Wednesday, March 24th – “Equinox” by Tamiko Beyer

Tuesday, March 23rd – “La suavecita” by Lupe Mendez

Monday, March 22nd – “The Birth” by Dorothea Lasky

Sunday, March 21st – “Diving into the Wreck” by Adrienne Rich

Saturday, March 20th – “Voicemail From My Mother” by Robert Lynn

Friday, March 19th – “Black Credit” by Natasha Oladokun

Thursday, March 18th – “The Applicant” by Sylvia Plath

Wednesday, March17th – “Ex(ile)” by Desiree C. Bailey

Tuesday, March16th – “Woman in Dub” by Desiree C. Bailey

Monday, March 15th – “23 Reasons Why Mexicanos Can Still Be Found in a Walmart” by Alessandra Narváez Varela

Sunday, March 14th – “Who Am I, Without Exile?” by Mahmoud Darwish

Saturday, March 13th – “Green Flame” by Pamela Uschuk

Friday, March 12th – “That Country” by Grace Paley

Thursday, March 11th – “Wasteland: on the California Wildfires” by Forrest Gander

Wednesday, March 10th – “Beauty” by Ariana Reines

Tuesday, March 9th – “Love in Outer Space” by Alison C. Rollins

Monday, March 8th – “WWE” by Fatimah Asghar

Sunday, March 7th – “Dreams” by Langston Hughes

Saturday, March 6th – “The Map” by Marie Howe

Friday, March 5th – “Tomorrow is a Place” by Sanna Wani

Thursday, March 4th – “Duplex” by Jericho Brown

Wednesday, March 3rd – “Black Heroism is Unskilled Labor” by Xandria Phillips

Tuesday, March 2nd – “1967, Girl and Snow” by Corrinne Clegg Hales

Monday, March 1st – “Twizzlers” by Pamela Sneed

Sunday, February 28th – “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin [“I lock you in an American sonnet that is part prison”]” by Terrance Hayes

Saturday, February 27th – “In the Vault of Morning” Canisia Lubrin

Friday, February 26th – “My Mother Says” by Kimberly Bruss

Thursday, February 25th – “Skin Tight” by Ishmael Reed

Wednesday, February 24th – “I Have Been Living” by Jane Mead

Tuesday, February 23rd – “Six” by Jacqueline Jones LaMon

Monday, February 22nd – “Mississippi Border” by Maria Zoccola

Sunday, February 21st – “Terpsichore” by Assétou Xango

Saturday, February 20th – “Breaking & Entering” by Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Friday, February 19th – “Caretaker” by Charleen McClure

Thursday, February 18th – “The blue nightgown” by Toi Derricotte

Wednesday, February 17th – “How Do I Know When a Poem Is Finished?” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Tuesday, February 16th – “City of Grace” by James Adam York

Monday, February 15th – “American Smooth” by Rita Dove

Sunday, February 14th – “These Hands, If Not Gods” by Natalie Diaz

Saturday, February 13th – “Nothing to Declare” by Lauren K. Alleyne

Friday, February 12th – “February” by Lisa Lewis

Thursday, February 11th – “Undoing” by Khadijah Queen

Wednesday, February 10th – “Everything Good between Men and Women” by C.D. Wright

Tuesday, February 9th – “Revery” by Fenton Johnson

Monday, February 8th – “Art & Craft” by Robin Coste Lewis

Sunday, February 7th – “What of Fire?” by Marcus Jackson

Saturday, February 6th – “Half Girl, Then Elegy” by Omotara James

Friday, February 5th – “Disbelief” by Kamilah Aisha Moon

Thursday, February 4th – “Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking” by Karen Brodine

Wednesday, February 3rd – “Notes on the Peanut” by June Jordan

Tuesday, February 2nd – “Altogether Elsewhere” by Tess Taylor

Monday, February 1st – “Reparation” by Joshua Bennett

Sunday, January 31st – “May I Go Now?” by Susan A. Jackson

Saturday, January 30th – “Ode on an Abandoned House” by Hayan Charara

Friday, January 29th – “Black Parade” by Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Thursday, January 28th – “Hard Night” by Christian Wiman

Wednesday, January 27th – “Nó, Actually, Soy Salvadoreño” by Javier Zamora

Tuesday, January 26th – “STILL UNBUTTONED & UNBOTHERED: On Imagining That Freedom Probably Feels Like Getting the Itis” by Jacqui Germain

Monday, January 25th – “What Schools Don’t Teach Black Boys in America Today” by John Warner Smith

Sunday, January 24th – “poem where no one is deported” by José Olivarez

Saturday, January 23rd – “Reciprocity is a Two-Way Street” by Momtaza Mehri

Friday, January 22nd – “‘Inaugural,’ an Original Poem” by Jericho Brown

Thursday, January 21st – “On the Pulse of Morning” by Maya Angelou

Wednesday, January 20th – “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman

Tuesday, January 19th – “To Rebuild” by Hallie K.

Monday, January 18th – “The B-Sides of the Golden Records, Track Five: “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” by Sumita Chakraborty

Sunday, January 17th – “Still Life with Toy Gun” by Joshua Bennett

Saturday, January 16th – “Busking” by Kevin Young

Friday, January 15th – “Fracture” by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Thursday, January 14th – “The Witch Reads Me My Birthchart” by Eloisa Amezcua

Wednesday, January 13th – “When The Patient Asked For A White Doctor” by Seema Yasmin

Tuesday, January 12th – “Love in Outer Space” by Alison C. Rollins

Monday, January 11th – “Match” by Jason Reynolds

Sunday, January 10th – “Silence” by Babette Deutsch

Saturday, January 9th – “Rust Honey” by Zach Savich

Friday, January 8th – “In This Place (An American Lyric)” by Amanda Gorman

Thursday, January 7th – “More Than Something Else” by Rainy Dawn Ortiz

Wednesday, January 6th – “Hum” by Ann Lauterbach

Tuesday, January 5th – “Cinderella” by J. R. Solonche

Monday, January 4th – “Crush, Supermarket, California” by Jan-Henry Gray

Sunday, January 3rd – “Remember” by Joy Harjo

Saturday, January 2nd – “Triolet on a Line Apocryphally Attributed to Martin Luther” by A.E. Stallings

Friday, January 1st – “Resolution” by Lia Purpura

Thursday, December 31st – “Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Wednesday, December 30th – “First Blood” by Geffrey Davis

Tuesday, December 29th – “Found Fragment on Ambition” by David Tomas Martinez

Monday, December 28th – “For the Consideration of Poets” by Haki R. Madhubuti

Sunday December 27th – “On Growth” by Rae Armantrout

Saturday, December 26th – “Rosa Parks” by Nikki Giovanni

Friday, December 25th – “The Waits” by Margaret Deland

Thursday, December 24th – “Christmas, 1970” by Sandra Castillo

Wednesday, December 23rd – “Polar Night” by Lewis Warsh

Tuesday, December 22nd – “Jasmine” by Nate Klug

Monday, December 21st – “For My People” by Margaret Walker

Sunday, December 20th – “Ars Poetica” by Mónica Gomery

Saturday, December 19th – “Wonder” by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Friday, December 18th – “Meditation at Decatur Square” by Natasha Trethewey

Thursday, December 17th – “Essay on Thunder” by Sumita Chakraborty

Wednesday, December 16th – “I am my own foundation.” by R. Erica Doyle

Tuesday, December 15th – “Becoming a Ghost” by Tanaya Winder

Monday, December 14th – “Self-Portrait as George Washington’s Teeth” by Malcolm Tariq

Sunday, December 13th – “Amphibious” by Aimee Suzara

Saturday, December 12th – “Let It Be Known” by Margaret Burroughs

Friday, December 11th – “Waiting for Happiness” by Nomi Stone

Thursday, December 10th – “She Told Me the Earth Loves Us” by Anne Haven McDonnell

Wednesday, December 9th – “One Night Only” by Sarah Gambito

Tuesday, December 8th – “John Lennon” by Mary Jo Salter

Monday, December 7th – “In Praise of Dreams” by Gary Soto

Sunday, December 6th – “Hickory Street, New Orleans” by Yona Harvey

Saturday, December 5th – “Consume/d” by Fred L. Joiner

Friday, December 4th – “Chicago and December” by W.S. Di Piero

Thursday, December 3rd – “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

Wednesday, December 2nd – “Old South Meeting House” by January Gill O’Neil

Tuesday, December 1st – “Wonder Woman” by Angelo Geter

Monday, November 30th – “The Promise We Live By” by Simon J. Ortiz

Sunday, November 29th – “The Secret of Youth” by Micah Daniels

Saturday, November 28th – “A Song on the End of the World” by Czeslaw Milosz

Friday, November 27th – “Why I Love Thee?” by Sadakichi Hartmann

Thursday, November 26th – “Dance Practice” by Ishmael Angaluuk Hope

Wednesday, November 25th – “Social Distancing” by Juan Felipe Herrera

Tuesday, November 24th – “Peace” by Leslie Ullman

Monday, November 23rd – “To Live in the Borderlands” by Gloria Anzaldua

Sunday, November 22nd – “Sorrow Is Not My Name” by Ross Gay

Saturday, November 21st – “A Picture” by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks

Friday, November 20th – “You, If No One Else” by Tino Villanueva

Thursday, November 19th – “In the Evening” by William Reichard

Wednesday, November 18th – “Hysterical Strength” by Nicole Sealey

Tuesday, November 17th – “Words Are Birds” by Francisco X. Alarcón

Monday, November 16th – “Out of Metropolis” by Lynn Emanuel

Sunday, November 15th – “At the Justice Department November 15, 1969” by Denise Levertov

Saturday, November 14th – “She longed to be an island” by Majorie Agosín

Friday, November 13th – “Beverly Hills, Chicago” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Thursday, November 12th – “Untitled” by Jason Shinder

Wednesday, November 11th – “Blue” by Carl Phillips

Tuesday, November 10th – “A Woman Speaks” by Audre Lorde

Monday, November 9th – “I, Too” by Langston Hughes

Sunday, November 8th – “Liberation” by Shauna Barbosa

Saturday, November 7th – “Kissing the Opelu” by Donovan Kūhiō Colleps

Friday, November 6th – “Occidentalism” by Sally Wen Mao

Thursday, November 5th – “Metamorphosis” by Jenny Xie

Wednesday, November 4th – “to the notebook kid” by Eve L. Ewing

Tuesday, November 3rd – “Vote” by Nikki Giovanni

Monday, November 2nd – “Dear Woke Brown Girl” by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

Sunday, November 1st – “Ways I Am Tired” by Fatimah Asghar

Saturday, October 31st – “The Vampire” by Delmira Agustini

Friday, October 30th – “My God, It’s Full of Stars” by Tracy K. Smith

Thursday, October 29th – “The Last Day My Father Spent in Mexico” by Antonio Lopez

Wednesday, October 28th – “Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas” by Brenda Cárdenas

Tuesday, October 27th – “Wild nights – Wild nights! (269)” by Emily Dickinson

Monday, October 26th – “homage to my hips” by Lucille Clifton

Sunday, October 25th – “Beginning” by James Wright

Saturday, October 24th – “America, I Sing Back” by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Friday, October 23rd – “Good Bones” by Maggie Smith

Thursday, October 22nd – “Election Year” by Richard Blanco

Wednesday, October 21st – “i grew up with god in my mouth” by Mejdulene B. Shomali

Tuesday, October 20th – “Let Them Not Say” by Jane Hirshfield

Monday, October 19th – “In This Place (An American Lyric)” by Amanda Gorman

Sunday, October 18th – “Meditations in an Emergency” by Cameron Awkward-Rich

Saturday, October 17th – “excerpts from ‘Will There Be Singing‘” by Juliana Spahr

Friday, October 16th – “Advice From Rock Creek Park” by Stephanie Burt

Thursday, October 15th – “For the Consideration of Poets” by Haki R. Madhubuti

Wednesday, October 14th – “Love in the City/Amor de Cuidad Grande” by José Martí

Tuesday, October 13th – “Flying Down the Five” by heidi andrea restrepo rhodes

Monday, October 12th – “Apologies” by Karenne Wood

Sunday, October 11th – “Basho & Mandela” by Juan Felipe Herrera

Saturday, October 10th – “Gospel of the Misunderstood” by Safiya Sinclair

Friday, October 9th – “Autumn” by Grace Paley

Thursday, October 8th – “The Past” by Louise Glück

Wednesday, October 7th – “Social Death, an Address” by Xandria Phillips

Tuesday, October 6th – “Ode to Teachers” by Pat Mora

Monday, October 5th – “Station” by Maria Hummel

Sunday, October 4th – “A Small Needful Fact” by Ross Gay

Saturday, October 3rd – “Words” by Dana Gioia

Friday, October 2nd – “Ghazal: America the Beautiful” by Alicia Ostriker

Thursday, October 1st – “Autobiography of Eve” by Ansel Elkins

Wednesday, September 30th – “One Today” by Richard Blanco

Tuesday, September 29th – “The Last Time” by Ada Limón

Monday, September 28th – “At Last the New Arriving” by Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Sunday, September 27th – “little prayer” by Danez Smith

Saturday, September 26th – “What Do We Do—Now” by Ellen Hagan

Friday, September 25th – “Normal” By Glenn Dizon

Thursday, September 24th – “A Center” by Ha Jin

Wednesday, September 23rd – “the birthday of the world” by Marge Piercy

Tuesday, September 22nd – “September Tomatoes” by Karina Borowicz

Monday, September 21st – “Battlegrounds” by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

Sunday, September 20th – “When Great Trees Fall” by Maya Angelou

Saturday, September 19th – “The Pedagogy of Conflict” by Pádraig Ó Tuama

Friday, September 18th – “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas

Thursday, September 17th – “Dawn” by Kwame Dawes

Wednesday, September 16th – “Green-Striped Melons” by Jane Hirshfield

Tuesday, September 15th – “Along the Border” by Jasminne Mendez

Monday, September 14th – “Enough” by Suzanne Buffam

Sunday, September 13th – “The Hedgehog” by Lola Haskins

Saturday, September 12th – “Proclamation” by Stuart Dischell

Friday, September 11th – “This Little Island” by James Longenback

Thursday, September 10th – “AUGURY” by Catherine Carter

Wednesday, September 9th – “Are you the new person drawn toward me?” by Walt Whitman

Tuesday, September 8th – “Driving at Night” by Rio Cortez

Monday, September 7th – “What Work Is” by Philip Levine

Sunday, September 6th – “Clear Night” by Charles Wright

Saturday, September 5th – “The Check In” by Nandi Comer

Friday, September 4th – “To the Light of September” by W.S. Merwin

Thursday, September 3rd – “Let Me Tell You What A Poem Brings” by Juan Felipe Herrera

Wednesday, September 2nd – “Today, God” by Starr Davis

Tuesday, September 1st – “Catch” by Samiya Bashir

Monday, August 31st – “Epitaph” by Merrit Malloy

Sunday, August 30th – “Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander

Saturday, August 29th – “The Garden of Delight” by Lucille Clifton

Friday, August 28th – “Denial is a Cliff We Are Driven Over” by Joy Priest

Thursday, August 27th – “Defiant” by Patricia Spears Jones

Wednesday, August 26th – “One Child Has Brown Eyes” by Marilyn Chin

Tuesday, August 25th – “Daily Conscription” by Kyle Dargan

Monday, August 24th – “Of History and Hope” by Miller Williams

Sunday, August 23rd – “A House Called Tomorrow” by Alberto Ríos

Saturday, August 22nd – “Enlightenment” by Natasha Tretheway

Friday, August 21st – “Eden, Then and Now” by Ruth Stone

Thursday, August 20th – “Gloves” by José Angel Araguz

Wednesday, August 19th – “Why Latin Should Still Be Taught in High School” by Christopher Bursk

Tuesday, August 18th – “As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII [All the world’s a stage]” by William Shakespeare

Monday, August 17th – “Sentimental Education” by Mary Ruefle

Sunday, August 16th – “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes

Saturday, August 15th – “Follower” by Seamus Heaney

Friday, August 14th – “The Aureole” by Nikky Finney

Thursday, August 13th – “En Route to Bangladesh, Another Crisis of Faith” by Tarfia Faizullah

Wednesday, August 12th – “Translations” by Adrienne Rich

Tuesday, August 11th – “finna” by Nate Marshall

Monday, August 10th – “American Girl Dolls Attend Mandatory Diversity Training” by Kortney Morrow”

Sunday, August 9th – “Ativan” by Laura Kasischke

Saturday, August 8th – “Autobiography” by Kazim Ali

Friday, August 7th – “Bodies Like Oceans” by Omotara James

Thursday, August 6th – “fleeing” by Kara Jackson

Wednesday, August 5th – “I started Early – Took my Dog – (656)” by Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, August 4th – “A Word on Statistics” by Wisława Szymborska

Monday, August 3rd – “Kiss” by Indran Amirthanayagam

Sunday, August 2nd – “Stand Up” by Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo

Saturday, August 1st – “Lyric” by Khaled Mattawa

Friday, July 31st – “To a Young Poet” by Mahmoud Dariwsh

Thursday, July 30th – “Red Wine Spills” by L. Ash Williams

Wednesday, July 29th – “A Ritual to Read Each Other” by William E. Stafford

Tuesday, July 28th – “Making Peace” by Denise Levertov

Monday, July 27th – “This Is Not A Small Voice” by Sonia Sanchez

Sunday, July 26th – “Little Prayer” by Danez Smith

Saturday, July 25th – “The Thing Is” by Ellen Bass

Friday, July 24th – “Fyah Fyah” by Selah Sue

Thursday, July 23rd – “Family Reunion” by Maxine Kunin

Wednesday, July 22nd – “When Puffy says, and we won’ t stop, ’cause we can’t stop.” by Rasheed Copeland

Tuesday, July 21st – “When Night Fills With Premature Exits” by Enzo Silon Surin

Monday, July 20th – “a brief meditation” by Yesenia Montilla

Sunday, July 19th – “Let Everything Happen to You” by Natalie Eilbert

Saturday, July 18th – “War” by Bob Marley

Friday, July 17th – “Wind, Water, Stone” by Octavio Paz

Thursday, July 16th – “Clouds” by Stephen Dobyns

Wednesday, July 15th – “Goodbye to Tolerance” by Denise Levertov

Tuesday, July 14th – “There Are Birds Here” by Jamaal May

Monday, July 13th – “Walking, Blues” by Jane Mead

Sunday, July 12th – “Everything is Everything” by Lauryn Hill

Saturday, July 11th – “The Blessing of the Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog” by Alicia Ostriker

Friday, July 10th – “What is Water?” by Danielle Legros Georges

Thursday, July 9th – “Complaint of El Río Grande” by Richard Blanco

Wednesday, July 8th – “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry

Tuesday, July 7th – “The Idea of Order at Key West” by Wallace Stevens

Monday, July 6th – “Why I Don’t Write About George Floyd” by Toi Derricotte

Sunday, July 5th – “On Sullivan’s Island” by Malcolm Tariq

Saturday, July 4th – “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson

Friday, July 3rd – “Pedestrian Crossing, Charlottesville” by Rita Dove

Thursday, July 2nd – “Que Sera Sera” by A. Van Jordan

Wednesday, July 1st – “Elegy for the Native Guards” by Natasha Trethewey

Tuesday, June 30th – “Photo of a Girl on a Beach” by Carmen Giménez Smith

Monday, June 29th – “From the Dunes” by Cynthia Huntington

Sunday, June 28th – “The Bridge Poem” by Kate Rushin

Saturday, June 27th – “The Colonel” by Carolyn Forché

Friday, June 26th – “ars pasifika” by Craig Santos Perez

Thursday, June 25th – “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes

Wednesday, June 24th – “Dad Poem (Ultrasound #2)” by Joshua Bennett

Tuesday, June 23rd – “Pigeon and Hawk” by Marilyn Nelson

Monday, June 22nd – “Say This Isn’t The End” by Richard Blanco

Sunday, June 21st – “Dream Variations” by Langson Hughes

Saturday, June 20th – “Rain” by Claudia Rankine

Friday, June 19th – “Emancipation” by Priscilla Jane Thompson

Thursday, June 18th – “In the Company of Women” by January Gill O’Neil

Wednesday, June 17th – “Let Evening Come” by Jane Kenyon

Tuesday, June 16th – “for grandma” by Jaki Shelton Green

Monday, June 15th – “Praise” by Angelo Geter

Sunday, June 14th – “Streams of Living Justice” by William Whitla

Saturday, June 13th – “Let Them Not Say” by Jane Hirshfield

Friday, June 12th – “Recreation” by Audre Lorde

Thursday, June 11th – from “A Coda to History” by Kwame Dawes and John Kinsella

Wednesday, June 10th – “In This Place (An American Lyric)” by Amanda Gorman

Tuesday, June 9th – “Give Your Daughters Difficult Names” by Assétou Xango

Monday, June 8th – “The Beauty That Is Never Old” by James Weldon Johnson

Sunday, June 7th – “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron

Saturday, June 6th – “After Arguing Against the Contention That Art Must Come From Discontent” by William E. Stafford

Friday, June 5th – “The President Flies Over” by Patricia Smith

Thursday, June 4th – “You Are Who I Love” by Aracelis Girmay

Wednesday, June 3rd – “Frederick Douglass” by Robert Hayden

Tuesday, June 2nd – “won’t you celebrate with me” by Lucille Clifton

Monday, June 1st – “untitled” by Randi Simpkins

Sunday, May 31st – “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

Saturday, May 30th – “Ella’s Song” by Bernice Johnson Reagon

Friday, May 29th – “Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks” by Jane Kenyon

Thursday, May 28th – “Black Matters” by Keith Wilson

Wednesday, May 27th – “no preponderance” by Hiwot Adilow

Monday, May 25th and Tuesday, May 26th – “Unusual Tightrope” by A.H. Jerriod Avant

Sunday, May 24th – “Petition” by Dilruba Ahmed

Saturday, May 23rd – “When I Am Asked” by Lisel Mueller

Friday, May 22nd – “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand

Thursday, May 21st – “Peanut Butter” by Eileen Myles

Wednesday, May 20th – “I Have News For You” by Tony Hoagland

Tuesday, May 19th – “Blackberrying” by Sylvia Plath

Monday, May 18th – “Last Body” by Mai Der Vang

Sunday, May 17th – “You Mean You Don’t Weep at the Nail Salon?” by Elizabeth Acevedo

Saturday, May 16th – “Self Portrait with Profanity” by Safia Elhillo

Friday, May 15th – “Thanks” by W.S. Merwin

Thursday, May 14th – “Requiem for a Nest” by Wanda Coleman

Wednesday, May 13th – “The Definition of Gardening” by James Tate

Tuesday, May 12th – Bottom speaking in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare

Monday, May 11th – “Keeping Quiet” by Pablo Neruda

Sunday, May 10th – “the mother” by Gwendolyn Brown

Saturday, May 9th – “Shaking the Grass” by Janice N. Harrington

Friday, May 8th – “Bullet Points” by Jericho Brown

Thursday, May 7th – “Like You” by Roque Dalton

Wednesday, May 6th – “Continue” by Maya Angelou

Tuesday, May 5th – “Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802” by William Wordsworth

Monday, May 4th – “When Giving Is All We Have” by Alberto Ríos

Sunday, May 3rd – “Poetic Subjects” by Rebecca Lindenberg

Saturday, May 2nd – “What to Eat, What to Drink, and What to Leave for Poison” by Camille T. Dungy

Friday, May 1st – “This Be The Verse” by Philip Larkin

Thursday, April 30th – “Quarantine” by Eavan Boland

Wednesday, April 29th – “You Can Have It” by Philip Levine

Tuesday, April 28th – “Small Kindnesses” by Danusha Laméris

Monday, April 27th – “Furious Cooking” by Maureen Seaton

Sunday, April 26th – “Poet Dances with Inanimate Object” by Cornelius Eady

Saturday, April 25th – “Choices” by Tess Gallagher

Friday, April 24th – “Her Kind” by Anne Sexton

Thursday, April 23rd – “Hotel” by Guillaume Apollinaire

Wednesday, April 22nd – “The Voice of God” by Crystal Williams

Tuesday, April 21st – “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop

Monday, April 20th – “Rite of Passage” by Sharon Olds

Sunday, April 19th – “Any and All” by Joseph Lawrence

Saturday, April 18th – “Some Rules” by Wendy Cope

Friday, April 17th – “High Treason” by José Emilio Pacheco

Thursday, April 16th – “Tomorrow, At Dawn” by Victor Hugo

Wednesday, April 15th – “Alone for a Week” by Jane Kenyon

Tuesday, April 14th – “Dawn Revisited” by Rita Dove

Monday, April 13th – “What the Living Do” by Marie Howe

Sunday, April 12th – “anna speaks of the childhood of mary her daughter” by Lucille Clifton

Saturday, April 11th – “The Place Where We Are Right” by Yehuda Amichai

Friday, April 10th – “If I Didn’t Live” by Gioconda Belli

Thursday, April 9th – “Grace” by Craig Arnold

Wednesday, April 8th – “I’m Learning Nothing This Night” by Reginald Dwayne Betts

Tuesday, April 7th – “Broom” by Deborah Digges

Monday, April 6th – “Strictly Speaking” by David Rivard

Sunday, April 5th – “Once by the Pacific” by Robert Frost

Saturday, April 4th – “Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper” by Martín Espada

Friday, April 3rd – “Mercy (After Nikki Giovanni)” by Rudy Francisco

Thursday, April 2nd – “The Attic” by Cynthia Huntington

Wednesday, April 1st – “Lake Echo, Dear” by C. D. Wright

Tuesday, March 31st – “Instructions on Not Giving Up” by Ada Limón

Monday, March 30th – “Eagle Poem” by Joy Harjo

Sunday, March 29th – “An Old Story” by Tracy K. Smith

Saturday, March 28th – “Love After Love” by Derek Walcott

Friday, March 27th – “Danse Russe” by William Carlos Williams

Thursday, March 26th – “I Am Offering This Poem” by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Wednesday, March 25th – “Ars Poetica #100: I Believe” by Elizabeth Alexander

Tuesday, March 24th – “North American Time” by Adrienne Rich

Monday, March 23rd – “Trying to Name What Doesn’t Change” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Sunday, March 22nd – “Concerning That Prayer I Cannot Make” by Jane Mead

Saturday, March 21st – “This Room and Everything in It” by Li-Young Lee

Friday, March 20th – “blessing the boats” by Lucille Clifton