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Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.

Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.

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United States

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Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.

Language:

English


Episodes

708: Bruised Peaches

6/30/2022
Today’s poem is Bruised Peaches by Bronwen Tate.

Duration:00:05:17

707: Poem for My Children Born During the Sixth Extinction

6/29/2022
Today’s poem is Poem for My Children Born During the Sixth Extinction by Laura Cresté.

Duration:00:05:40

706: Scavenged

6/28/2022
Today’s poem is Scavenged by Dion O'Reilly.

Duration:00:05:43

705: The Bats

6/27/2022
Today’s poem is The Bats by Mark Wunderlich.

Duration:00:05:11

704: Hunter's Moon

6/24/2022
Today’s poem is Hunter's Moon by Ansel Elkins.

Duration:00:06:41

703: A Thousand Cardinals

6/23/2022
Today’s poem is A Thousand Cardinals by Julian Randall.

Duration:00:06:02

702: Slow Drag with Branches of Pine

6/22/2022
Today’s poem is Slow Drag with Branches of Pine by Ama Codjoe.

Duration:00:05:41

701: Summer Sorrow

6/21/2022
Today’s poem is Summer Sorrow by Leonora Speyer.

Duration:00:05:57

700: Juneteenth, 2020

6/20/2022
Today’s poem is Juneteenth, 2020 by Mariama J. Lockington.

Duration:00:06:12

699: Photosynthesis

6/17/2022
Today’s poem is Photosynthesis by Ashley M. Jones.

Duration:00:06:02

698: Morning Freight

6/16/2022
Today’s poem is Morning Freight by Sophia Terazawa.

Duration:00:05:48

697: When Light Leaves Her Eyes

6/15/2022
Today’s poem is When Light Leaves Her Eyes by Kwame Dawes.

Duration:00:05:27

696: Reading Szymborska at Friday Harbor

6/14/2022
Today’s poem is Reading Szymborska at Friday Harbor by Patrycja Humienik.

Duration:00:06:29

695: Pastoral

6/13/2022
Today’s poem is Pastoral by Djuna Barnes.

Duration:00:05:57

694: Romance Is in the Air

6/10/2022
Today’s poem is Romance Is in the Air by Danny Caine.

Duration:00:05:50

693: Portrait of the Artist

6/9/2022
Today’s poem is Portrait of the Artist by Dorothy Parker.

Duration:00:05:22

692: Other Women's Babies

6/8/2022
Today’s poem is Other Women's Babies by Rachel Long.

Duration:00:04:54

691: Final Poem for the "Field of Poetry"

6/7/2022
Today’s poem is Final Poem for the "Field of Poetry" by Phillip B. Williams.

Duration:00:05:01

690: Deportation

6/6/2022
Today’s poem is Deportation by Stella Wong.

Duration:00:05:15

689: Alive at the End of the World

6/3/2022
Today’s poem is Alive at the End of the World by Saeed Jones.

Duration:00:05:57