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Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Location:

United States

Description:

Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Language:

English


Episodes

505: You Are Who I Love

10/30/2020
Today's poem is You Are Who I Love by Aracelis Girmay.

Duration:00:14:10

504: What the Kids in Subtle Asian Traits Know

10/29/2020
Today's poem is What the Kids in Subtle Asian Traits Know by Jennifer G. Lai.

Duration:00:06:40

503: Before the Riot

10/28/2020
Today's poem is Before the Riot by Kwame Dawes.

Duration:00:07:31

502: To D.B.

10/27/2020
Today's poem is To D.B. by Edward Hirsch.

Duration:00:06:40

501: Facial Recognition

10/26/2020
Today's poem is Facial Recognition by Alice Liang.

Duration:00:07:31

500: The Party

10/23/2020
Today's poem is The Party by Jason Shinder. This episode originally aired May 1, 2020.

Duration:00:07:33

499: Leaving Tulsa

10/22/2020
Today's poem is Leaving Tulsa by Jennifer Elise Foerster.

Duration:00:06:40

498: Owed to the 99 Cent Store

10/21/2020
Today's poem is Owed to the 99 Cent Store by Joshua Bennett.

Duration:00:07:31

497: Gwendolyn Brooks: America in the Wintertime

10/20/2020
Today's poem is Gwendolyn Brooks: America in the Wintertime by Haki R. Madhubuti.

Duration:00:06:40

News from The Slowdown

10/19/2020
An update about the show and a message from Tracy K. Smith.

Duration:00:02:44

496: a brief meditation on breath

10/19/2020
Today's poem is a brief meditation on breath by Yesenia Montilla.

Duration:00:06:40

495: Naming Ceremony

10/16/2020
Today's poem is Naming Ceremony by Hafizah Geter. This episode originally aired on April 4, 2020.

Duration:00:07:09

494: Often I am Permitted to Return to the City

10/15/2020
Today's poem is Often I am Permitted to Return to the City by Phillip B. Williams.

Duration:00:06:16

493: Red Wine Spills

10/14/2020
Today's poem is Red Wine Spills by L. Ash Williams.

Duration:00:06:16

492: i woke up and the day caught me

10/13/2020
Today's poem is i woke up and the day caught me by Kara Jackson.

Duration:00:04:59

491: aubade for the whole hood

10/12/2020
Today's poem is aubade for the whole hood by Nate Marshall.

Duration:00:06:16

490: And We Love Life

10/9/2020
Today's poem is And We Love Life by Mahmoud Darwish. This episode originally aired May 14, 2020.

Duration:00:07:09

489: Pigeon and Hawk

10/8/2020
Today's poem is Pigeon and Hawk by Marilyn Nelson.

Duration:00:06:16

488: Bedtime Story

10/7/2020
Today's poem is Bedtime Story by Wanda Coleman.

Duration:00:06:16

487: Reports of the Dream You're Not Likely to Recover From

10/6/2020
Today's poem is Reports of the Dream You're Not Likely to Recover From by Jay Deshpande.

Duration:00:06:16