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The Daily Poem

The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors. SomeRead more

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Jamaal May's "There Are Birds Here"

Nov 15 • 07:24

Jamaal May is an American poet from Detroit.[1][2] May was included in the Best American Poetry anthology from 2014. May lived in Detroit, where he taught poetry in public schools. He received an MFA from Warren Wilson College.[3] May has taught at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and was a fellow at the Kenyon Review between 2014 and 2016.[4][5] May cites Vievee Francis,...

Denise Levertov's "A Tree Telling of Orpheus"

Nov 11 • 10:26

Ivan Turgenev's "A Dream"

Nov 10 • 06:10

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (English: /tʊərˈɡɛnjɛf, -ˈɡeɪn-/;[1] Russian: Иван Сергеевич Тургенев[note 1], IPA: [ɪˈvan sʲɪrˈɡʲe(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ tʊrˈɡʲenʲɪf]; 9 November [O.S. 28 October] 1818 – 3 September 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West....

Kara Jackson's "The World Is About to End and My Grandparents Are in Love"

Nov 8 • 06:22

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "Autumn Idleness"

Nov 4 • 06:41

Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882), generally known as Dante Gabriel Rossetti (/rəˈzɛti/),[1] was an English poet, illustrator, painter, and translator, and member of the Rossetti family. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Huntand John Everett Millais. Rossetti was later to be the main inspiration for a second gen...

Laurence Binyon's "The Burning of the Leaves"

Nov 3 • 08:53

Robert Laurence Binyon, CH (10 August 1869 – 10 March 1943) was an English poet, dramatist and art scholar. Born in Lancaster, England, his parents were Frederick Binyon, a clergyman, and Mary Dockray. He studied at St Paul's School, London and at Trinity College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate Prize for poetry in 1891. He worked for the British Museum from 1893 until ...

Wendell Berry's "Wild Geese"

Nov 2 • 07:13

Wendell Erdman Berry (born August 5, 1934) is an American novelist, poet, essayist, environmental activistcultural critic, and farmer.[1] He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the Jefferson Lecturer for 2012. He is also a 2013 Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Berry was named th...

Sara Teasdale's "The Writer"

Oct 18 • 08:31

Naomi Shihab Nye's "Fundamentalism"

Aug 23 • 07:23

Naomi Shihab Nye (Arabic: نعومي شهاب ناي‎; born March 12, 1952) is a poetsongwriter, and novelist. She was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother. She began composing her first poem at the age of six and has published or contributed to over 30 volumes. Her works include poetry, young-adult fiction, picture books, and novels.[1] Although she calls herself a "...

Bryana Joy's "Kabul Airport"

Aug 18 • 06:01

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