New York, NY (February 4, 2020)— The Academy of American Poets, the producer of—one of the world’s most popular online resources for poems with tens of millions of visits each year—invites you to share love poems this Valentine’s Day. Here are fourteen selections from our collection for the upcoming occasion:


W. H. Auden, “The More Loving One

Djuna Barnes, “Serenade

E. E. Cummings, “Amores (II)

Federico García Lorca, “[To find a kiss of yours]

Frank O’Hara, “Having a Coke with You

Sadakichi Hartmann, “Why I Love Thee?

Jalal al-Din Rumi, “What Was Told, That


Annie Kim, “Eros the Contagion

Anis Mojgani, “Hon or We have both traveled from the other side of some hill, one side of which we may wish we could forget

Sasha Pimentel, “Touched by Dusk, We Know Better Ourselves

Sonia Sanchez, “Haiku [for you]

Meg Day, “Once All the Hounds Had Been Called Home

Maureen N. McLane, “Syntax

Adrienne Rich, “Twenty-One Love Poems [Poem III]

Visit for a curated collection of more than 100 additional love poems.

About the Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets is the nation’s leading champion of poets and poetry with members in all fifty states. Founded in 1934, the organization produces, 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; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. In addition, the Academy of American Poets coordinates a national Poetry Coalition working together 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. The organization awards more funds to poets than any other organization, giving a total of $1,250,000 to poets at various stages of their careers each year.