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new guest editors to each curate a month of Poem-a-Day, the original and only daily poetry series sharing previously unpublished poems by today’s poets.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 2022 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 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018.

Joseph O. Legaspi

January 2022 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Joseph O. Legaspi

Listen to a short Q&A where Joseph O. Legaspi discusses his curatorial process for Poem-a-Day.
John Murillo

February 2022 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor John Murillo

Listen to a short Q&A where John Murillo discusses his curatorial process for Poem-a-Day.
Brenda Shaughnessy

March 2022 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Brenda Shaughnessy

Listen to a short Q&A where Brenda Shaughnessy discusses her curatorial process for Poem-a-Day.
Naomi Shihab Nye

April 2022 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Naomi Shihab Nye

Listen to a short Q&A where Naomi Shihab Nye discusses her curatorial process for Poem-a-Day.
Brandy Nalani Mcdougall

May 2022 Poem-a-Day Guest Editor Brandy Nālani McDougall

Listen to a short Q&A where Brandy Nālani McDougall discusses her curatorial process for Poem-a-Day.