Award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye has selected twenty-one new poems by contemporary poets to be featured in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series as a special offering this April, which is National Poetry Month. 

“Being editor of Poem-a-Day during National Poetry Month is better than a lifetime dream come true. It's been my continual joy to share poems with other people—hopefully, poems that might move or transport them—so doing it with this wide audience, at this moment in history, feels especially touching. Poetry respects and uplifts. Poetry tends to the small and necessary elements of experience and observation that might have gone unnoticed. I’m thankful to our selected poets for letting us share their work,” said Shihab Nye.  

Read the press release here.