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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

210: Anemoia

9/13/2019
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Today's poem is Anemoia by Keetje Kuipers. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.

Duration:00:04:59

209: Discovery

9/12/2019
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Today's poem is Discovery by Natalie Scenters-Zapico. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.

Duration:00:04:59

208: Killdeer

9/11/2019
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Today's poem is Killdeer by Nick Flynn. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.

Duration:00:04:59

207: Parable for Refugees

9/10/2019
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Today's poem is Parable for Refugees by Ladan Osman. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.

Duration:00:04:59

206: Marriage

9/9/2019
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Today's poem is Marriage by Sarah Gambito. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.

Duration:00:05:13

205: Music from Childhood

9/6/2019
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Today's poem is Music from Childhood by John Yau.

Duration:00:05:25

204: Remember What I Came Here to Do to This World Very Little Actually

9/5/2019
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Today's poem is Remember What I Came Here to Do to This World Very Little Actually by Alice Notley.

Duration:00:04:59

203: Sister as Moving Object

9/4/2019
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Today's poem is Sister as Moving Object by Jan Beatty.

Duration:00:04:59

202: Losers

9/3/2019
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Today's poem is Losers by Jay Bernard.

Duration:00:04:59

201: Freeway 280

9/2/2019
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Today's poem is Freeway 280 by Lorna Dee Cervantes.

Duration:00:05:25

200: Left to ask

8/30/2019
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Today's poem is Left to ask by Michael Klein.

Duration:00:04:59

199: Small Kindnesses

8/29/2019
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Today's poem is Small Kindnesses by Danusha Lameris.

Duration:00:04:59

198: Night Work

8/28/2019
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Today's poem is Night Work by Ed Bok Lee.

Duration:00:05:49

197: Tornado Child

8/27/2019
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Today's poem is Tornado Child by Kwame Dawes.

Duration:00:04:59

196: Bargain

8/26/2019
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Today's poem is Bargain by Andrea Cohen.

Duration:00:04:59

195: Update

8/23/2019
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Today's poem is Update by Amy Gerstler.

Duration:00:04:59

194: A world's too little for thy tent, a grave too big for me

8/22/2019
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Today's poem is A world's too little for thy tent, a grave too big for me by Connie Voisine.

Duration:00:04:59

193: Winter Trees

8/21/2019
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Today's poem is Winter Trees by William Carlos Williams.

Duration:00:04:59

192: The Death of an Elephant

8/20/2019
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Today's poem is The Death of an Elephant by Gianfranco Pagnucci.

Duration:00:04:59

191: Staying Alive

8/19/2019
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Today's poem is Staying Alive by David Wagoner.

Duration:00:04:59