The Academy of American poets has invited twelve new guest editors to each curate a month of Poem-a-Day, the original and only daily poetry series sharing previously unpublished poems by today’s poets.

The 2020 cohort of guest editors, who include the current U.S. poet laureate, are all award-winning poets who represent wide-ranging expertise and editorial perspectives, hailing from California to Texas to Minnesota to North Carolina. Learn more about them, read their poetry, and browse the poems they curated for Poem-a-Day. 

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Read about the guest editors from 2019.

Monica Youn

May 2020 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Monica Youn

Read a short Q&A with Monica Youn on her curatorial process for May.
Joy Harjo, credit Karen Kuehn

April 2020 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Joy Harjo

Read a short Q&A with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo on her curatorial process for April.
Dana Levin, credit B. A. Van SIse

March 2020 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Dana Levin

Read a short Q&A with Dana Levin on her curatorial process for March and the month of Poem-a-Day.
Roger Reeves, credit Beowulf Sheehan

February 2020 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Roger Reeves

Read a short Q&A with Roger Reeves on his curatorial process for February, and read the month of...
Meg Day

January 2020 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Meg Day

Read a short Q&A with Meg Day on their curatorial process for January, and read the full month of...
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