New York, NY (September 10, 2019)— The Academy of American Poets is pleased to share that Poem-a-Day, the organization’s daily digital poetry series featuring previously unpublished work by today’s poets, is the number one source of selected work for the 2019 edition of the Best American Poetry anthology. Poem-a-Day features more than 250 new, previously unpublished poems by living poets each year, and close to 200,000 readers now subscribe to the email version of the series. It reaches an additional 300,000 readers daily through Poets.org, social media, and syndication, making it one of the largest platforms in the United States for a poet to share new work.
Congratulations to the following poets whose work was selected from Poem-a-Day by Major Jackson to be featured in the 2019 edition of the Best American Poetry anthology:
To read the eight selected poems, visit: poets.org/anthology/best-american-poetry-2019-poem-day
To sign up for Poem-a-Day and receive a free daily poem in your inbox each morning, visit: poets.org/poem-a-day
Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 250 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year. Launched in 2006 by the Academy of American Poets, Poem-a-Day is distributed via email, web, and social media to 500,000+ readers free of charge. The series highlights classic poems on weekends, and weekday poems are accompanied by exclusive commentary and audio by the poets. The series' weekdays are curated by twelve poets from across the country who have wide-ranging expertise and editorial perspectives.
About the Academy of American Poets
The Academy of American Poets is our nation’s leading champion of poets and poetry with members in all fifty states. Founded in 1934, the organization produces Poets.org, the world’s largest publicly-funded website for poets and poetry; National Poetry Month; the popular Poem-a-Day series; American Poets magazine; Teach This Poem and other award-winning resources for K-12 educators; an annual series of poetry readings and special events; and awards more funds to poets than any other organization. It also coordinates and supports the work of a national Poetry Coalition, an alliance of more than twenty poetry organizations working to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.