Queer Poem-a-Day is a special daily podcast series for Pride Month, featuring a recording of a poem written and read by a contemporary LGBTQIA+ poet for each day of June. This is our second year of the series. An archive of our first year (2021) is available on our website. This unique series is released on our website and the Deerfield Public Library Podcast feed, which normally hosts interviews with authors of all genres and other notable people from Chicagoland and around the world.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio.

Queer Poem-a-Day is directed by poet and teacher Lisa Hiton and Dylan Zavagno, Adult Services Coordinator at the Deerfield Public Library. Music for this second year of our series is the first movement, Schéhérazade, from Masques, Op. 34, by Karol Szymanowski, performed by pianist Daniel Baer. Queer Poem-a-Day is supported by generous donations from the Friends of the Deerfield Public Library and the Deerfield Fine Arts Commission.

Read our intro blog and see related programs.

Queer Poem-a-Day is a program from the Adult Services Department at the Library and may include adult language.