New York, New York (December 8, 2015)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the publication of POEM-A-DAY: 365 Poems for Every Occasion, released today by Abrams Books.
Inspired by the digital series Poem-a-Day, this new book is organized chronologically, in keeping with the seasons. It also features an index that organizes the poems by occasions and other themes.
Presenting poems from acclaimed poets—including Langston Hughes, Louise Glück, and William Carlos Williams, among others—and emerging poets alike, this 400-page book is curated to encourage the daily practice of reading poetry. As Edward Hirsch writes in his introduction to the book, “Poetry is a means of transport, taking us back in time, carrying us forward, lifting us up… Read one poem per day over the course of a year and you will find yourself befriended by poetry.”
POEM-A-DAY: 365 Poems for Every Occasion will be available for sale in the Poets Shop and bookstores near you.
More about Poem-a-Day
Poem-a-Day is the Academy of American Poets’ original daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today’s talented poets each year.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 distributed via email, web, and social media to 350,000+ readers free of charge and is available for syndication by King Features. Readers can sign up to receive Poem-a-Day by visiting the Poem-a-Day page.
More about Abrams Books
Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high quality art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, the award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown, and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Earth from Above exhibition. ABRAMS publishes books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior design, craft, fashion, sports, pop culture, as well as children’s books and general interest. The company’s imprints include Abrams; Abrams Appleseed; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Stewart, Tabori & Chang; and STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books.