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Poetry daily : poems from the world's most popular website
Boller, Diane.
Publication Information:
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, [2003]

Physical Description:
470 pages ; 23 cm
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PS617 .P63 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
PS617 .P63 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The founding editors of, the Poetry Daily website, have compiled 366 days worth of poetry (including Leap Day) from 366 contemporary poets, with a poem fit for every day of the year. Humorous, edgy, comforting or thought-provoking, this book of poems celebrates the diversity of today's thriving poetry culture.

Poetry Daily includes poems from:
-Robert Pinsky
-Rita Dove
-Billy Collins
-Anne Waldman
-Dana Gioia
-Kay Ryan
-Jane Hirschfield
-Albert Goldbarth

This thoughtful, lively book collection presents a poem-a-day that you can enjoy any time, anywhere, from January through December-the perfect way to enjoy the pleasures of poetry in delicious bite-sized morsels.

Author Notes

Diane Boller and Don Selby are two of the founding editors of the Poetry Daily website ( and continue to select the poems published each day.

Chryss Yost is an award-winning poet, writer and web designer. With Dana Gioia and Jack Hicks, she coedited California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present. She works at the University of California and is an editor of Solo: A Journal of Poetry.

Rita Dove is a former U.S. Poet Laureate anda Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.

Dana Gioia is a poet, critic and the author of Can Poetry Matter? In January 2003, he was appointed Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Denizens, or Netizens, of the Poetry Daily site ( will recognize the components of this massive culling. The site has published more than 2,000 poems over the past five years. Two of the founding editors, Diane Boller and Don Selby, along with Santa Barbara Independent book critic Chryss Yost, have selected a poem for every day of the year in Poetry Daily: Poems from the Most Popular Poetry Website, with advisory editors Rita Dove and Dana Gioia. With work from everyone from Adrienne Rich to C?sar Vallejo, from Marge Piercy to Michelangelo to James Merrill, John Ashbery and Natasha Trethewey, there's something for just about everyone. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Poetry Daily is the site for poetry lovers, and the founding editors have done well with this first collection drawn from its postings. The poem-a-day format (including February 29) captures the site's energy perfectly, and the juxtapositions (e.g., Thylias Moss and Albert Goldbarth on August 30 and 31, respectively) remind us how rich contemporary poetry is. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.