Since 2018, 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new guest editors to each curate a month of Poem-a-Day, the original and only daily poetry series sharing previously unpublished poems by today’s poets.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 2021 cohort of guest editors are all award-winning poets who represent wide-ranging expertise and editorial perspectives, hailing from California to Texas to Michigan to Georgia. Learn more about them below.

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Read about the guest editors from 2020.

Jane Hirshfield

April 2021 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Jane Hirshfield

Read a short Q&A where Hirshfield discusses her curatorial process for Poem-a-Day.
Sasha Pimentel

March 2021 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Sasha Pimentel

Watch and read a short Q&A where Pimentel discusses her curatorial process for Poem-a-Day.
Rachel Eliza Griffiths

February 2021 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Watch and read a short Q&A where Griffiths discusses her curatorial process for Poem-a-Day.
Fatimah Asghar

January 2021 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Fatimah Asghar

Read a short Q&A where Asghar discusses her curatorial process for Poem-a-Day.
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