The Academy of American Poets is honored to announce six new guest editors for Poem-a-Day, the organization’s daily poetry series, who will each select work by contemporary Black poets to be featured in the publication on weekdays throughout the summer. These new curatorial partnerships are part of the Academy’s ongoing work to make unequivocally clear the essential and influential contributions that Black poets have made and make to American poetry. 

The six new guest editors are: 

Major Jackson (June 22–July 3)
January Gill O’Neil (July 6–July 17)
Mahogany L. Browne (July 20–July 31)
Marilyn Nelson (August 3–August 14)
A. H. Jerriod Avant (August 17–August 28)
Nicole Sealey (August 31–September 11)

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