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Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Poetry Foundation.

Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Poetry Foundation.
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Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Poetry Foundation.

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English


Episodes

109: Pearl

4/25/2019
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Today's poem is Pearl by Dorianne Laux.

Duration:00:04:59

108: Backwards

4/24/2019
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Today's poem is Backwards by Warsan Shire.

Duration:00:05:21

107: Thank You For Waiting

4/23/2019
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Today's poem is Thank You For Waiting by Simon Armitage.

Duration:00:04:59

106: Lake Michigan, Scene 3

4/22/2019
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Today's poem is Lake Michigan, Scene 3 by Daniel Borzutzky.

Duration:00:05:21

105: I Just Hope I Can Sleep

4/19/2019
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Today's poem is I Just Hope I Can Sleep by Dorothea Lasky.

Duration:00:05:21

104: Poem for an Antique Korean Fishing Bobber

4/18/2019
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Today's poem is "Poem for an Antique Korean Fishing Bobber" by Dobby Gibson.

Duration:00:04:59

103: The Skylark

4/17/2019
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Today's poem is The Skylark by John Clare.

Duration:00:05:43

102: Love Poem

4/16/2019
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Today's poem is Love Poem by Donika Kelly.

Duration:00:04:59

101: Postcards from the Labyrinth

4/15/2019
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Today's poem is Postcards from the Labyrinth by Johnny Lorenz.

Duration:00:05:00

100: New World Orchestra

4/12/2019
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Today's poem is New World Orchestra by Ed Roberson.

Duration:00:05:21

99: Philadelphia

4/11/2019
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Today's poem is Philadelphia by Emily Skaja.

Duration:00:04:59

98: stunt

4/10/2019
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Today's poem is stunt by Monique Ferrell.

Duration:00:04:59

97: American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin ["You don't seem to want it, but you wanted it"]

4/9/2019
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Today's poem is American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin ["You don't seem to want it, but you wanted it"] by Terrance Hayes.

Duration:00:05:27

96: The Sun Rising

4/8/2019
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Today's poem is The Sun Rising by John Donne.

Duration:00:05:21

95: A Very Good Dog

4/5/2019
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Today's poem is A Very Good Dog by Matthew Dickman.

Duration:00:05:21

94: Anna May Wong on Silent Films

4/4/2019
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Today's poem is Anna May Wong on Silent Films by Sally Wen Mao.

Duration:00:04:59

93: Purple Bathing Suit

4/3/2019
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Today's poem is Purple Bathing Suit by Louise Gluck.

Duration:00:04:59

92: Always Alone

4/2/2019
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Today's poem is Always Alone by Linda Gregg.

Duration:00:04:59

91: Consider Me

4/1/2019
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Today's poem is Consider Me by Langston Hughes.

Duration:00:04:59

90: Villanelle of the Suicide's Mother

3/29/2019
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Today's poem is Villanelle of the Suicide's Mother by C.K. Williams.

Duration:00:04:59