Every year, the Academy of American Poets invites 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new guest editors to each curate a month of Poem-a-Day, the original and only daily poetry series sharing previously unpublished poems by today’s poets.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 included 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 below, read their poetry, and browse the poems they curated for Poem-a-Day.
In solidarity with the June protests and the Black Lives Matter movement, Poem-a-Day was dedicated to featuring Black poets, engaging a number of Black curators throughout the summer to guest edit the series. Read more about all of our curators for the year and see the updated schedule.
Read a short Q&A with Roger Reeves on his curatorial process for February, and read the month of Poem-a-Day.
Read a short Q&A with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo on her curatorial process for April, as well as her curated poems.