The Slowdown

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EB
 Jan 17, 2019
I don't always agree with Ms. Smith's takes on the poems in the intros, but she is always thought provoking, and I appreciate the exposure to new poets.

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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.

Episode Date
171: Spring Morning
00:05:00
Today's poem is Spring Morning by A.A. Milne.
Jul 22, 2019
170: Dantalion
00:05:00
Today's poem is Dantalion by Jeffrey Thomson.
Jul 19, 2019
169: Haiku
00:05:00
Today's poem is Haiku by Etheridge Knight.
Jul 18, 2019
168: What Does It Say
00:05:00
Today's poem is What Does It Say by Tess Gallagher.
Jul 17, 2019
167: Material
00:05:00
Today's poem is Material by Sarah Rose Nordgren.
Jul 16, 2019
166: Variations in Blue
00:05:00
Today's poem is Variations in Blue by Lauren K. Alleyne.
Jul 15, 2019
165: This Is Not a Small Voice
00:05:00
Today's poem is This Is Not a Small Voice by Sonia Sanchez.
Jul 12, 2019
164: Silence
00:05:00
Today's poem is Silence by Marianne Moore.
Jul 11, 2019
163: A Small Needful Fact
00:05:00
Today's poem is A Small Needful Fact by Ross Gay.
Jul 10, 2019
162: Our Valley
00:05:00
Today's poem is Our Valley by Philip Levine.
Jul 09, 2019
161: [as freedom is a breakfastfood]
00:05:00
Today's poem is [as freedom is a breakfastfood] by e.e. cummings.
Jul 08, 2019
160: Courtyard Fire
00:05:00
Today's poem is Courtyard Fire by Arthur Sze.
Jul 05, 2019
159: from here i saw what happened and i cried
00:05:00
Today's poem is from here i saw what happened and i cried by t'ai freedom ford.
Jul 04, 2019
158: In prison
00:05:00
Today's poem is In prison by Jean Valentine.
Jul 03, 2019
157: To the Woman at the United Airlines Check-in Desk at Newark
00:05:00
Today's poem is To the Woman at the United Airlines Check-in Desk at Newark by Nick Laird.
Jul 02, 2019
156: after the reading
00:05:00
Today's poem is after the reading by Lucille Clifton.
Jul 01, 2019
155: Borderline Mambo
00:05:00
Today's poem is Borderline Mambo by Rita Dove.
Jun 28, 2019
154: No Apology: A Poemifesto
00:05:00
Today's poem is No Apology: A Poemifesto by Carmen Giménez Smith.
Jun 27, 2019
153: The Heaven of Animals
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Heaven of Animals by James Dickey.
Jun 26, 2019
152: Europa Nostra
00:05:00
Today's poem is Europa Nostra by Nathalie Handal.
Jun 25, 2019
151: The Fitting
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Fitting by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Jun 24, 2019
150: On Time
00:05:00
Today's poem is On Time by John Milton.
Jun 21, 2019
149: Red Rover
00:05:00
Today's poem is Red Rover by Claire Wahmanholm.
Jun 20, 2019
148: The Clam
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Clam by Keith Leonard.
Jun 19, 2019
147: Changeling
00:05:00
Today's poem is Changeling by Hieu Minh Nguyen.
Jun 18, 2019
146: The White Fires of Venus
00:05:00
Today's poem is The White Fires of Venus by Denis Johnson.
Jun 17, 2019
145: Mighty Pawns
00:05:00
Today's poem is Mighty Pawns by Major Jackson.
Jun 14, 2019
144: The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians
00:05:08
Note: This poem contains an instance of explicit language. Today's poem is The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians by Christian Wiman.
Jun 13, 2019
143: Untitled Poem
00:05:00
Today's poem is Untitled Poem by Sesshu Foster.
Jun 12, 2019
142: Ozymandias
00:05:00
Today's poem is Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Jun 11, 2019
141: Ego
00:05:00
Today's poem is Ego by Denise Duhamel.
Jun 10, 2019
140: To the Thawing Wind
00:05:00
Today's poem is To the Thawing Wind by Robert Frost.
Jun 07, 2019
139: Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing
00:05:00
Today's poem is Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing by Toi Derricotte.
Jun 06, 2019
138: Still Life with Aspirin
00:05:00
Today's poem is Still Life with Aspirin by Lucie Brock-Broido.
Jun 05, 2019
137: What Kind of Times Are These
00:05:00
Today's poem is What Kind of Times Are These by Adrienne Rich.
Jun 04, 2019
136: Where There Were Steep Riverbanks
00:05:00
Today's poem is Where There Were Steep Riverbanks by Circe Maia.
Jun 03, 2019
135: Circe
00:05:00
Today's poem is Circe by H.D.
May 31, 2019
134: Beehive
00:05:00
Today's poem is Beehive by Jean Toomer.
May 30, 2019
133: Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg
00:05:00
Today's poem is Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg by Richard Hugo.
May 29, 2019
132: Punishment
00:05:00
Today's poem is Punishment by Seamus Heaney.
May 28, 2019
131: I Loved You Before I Was Born
00:05:00
Today's poem is I Loved You Before I Was Born by Li-Young Lee.
May 27, 2019
130: Dancing Bear
00:04:59
Today's poem is Dancing Bear by Richard Scott.
May 24, 2019
129: The Year I Had Cancer
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Year I Had Cancer by Brad Buchanan.
May 23, 2019
128: Safe house
00:05:00
Today's poem is Safe house by Busisiwe Mahlangu.
May 22, 2019
127: Big Finish
00:05:00
Today's poem is Big Finish by Kimberly Johnson.
May 21, 2019
126: My Parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary
00:05:00
Today's poem is My Parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary by Aaron Smith.
May 20, 2019
125: Yoko
00:05:00
Today's poem is Yoko by Thom Gunn.
May 17, 2019
124: the break
00:05:00
Today's poem is the break by Nate Marshall.
May 16, 2019
123: When Vision Narrows To A Single Beam of Light
00:05:00
Today's poem is When Vision Narrows To A Single Beam of Light by Eleanor Wilner.
May 15, 2019
122: Whipping Tree
00:05:00
Today's poem is Whipping Tree by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.
May 14, 2019
121: A Room of Her Own
00:05:00
Today's poem is A Room of Her Own by Ming Di.
May 13, 2019
120: What's Left
00:04:59
Today's poem is What's Left by Kerry Hardie.
May 10, 2019
119: He Said
00:04:59
Today's poem is He Said by Gerald Stern.
May 09, 2019
118: Migraine: Aura and Aftermath
00:05:00
Today's poem is Migraine: Aura and Aftermath by Claudia Emerson.
May 08, 2019
117: To The Republic
00:04:59
Today's poem is To The Republic by Frank Bidart.
May 07, 2019
116: Record Changer
00:05:00
Today's poem is Record Changer by Adrian Matejka.
May 06, 2019
115: Michiko Dead
00:05:00
Today's poem is Michiko Dead by Jack Gilbert.
May 03, 2019
114: Burial
00:04:59
Today's poem is Burial by Koleka Putuma.
May 02, 2019
113: First Will & Testament
00:04:59
Today's poem is First Will & Testament by sam sax.
May 01, 2019
112: The Darkling Thrush
00:04:59
Today's poem is The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy.
Apr 30, 2019
111: Bored
00:04:59
Today's poem is Bored by Margaret Atwood.
Apr 29, 2019
110: We Lived Happily During The War
00:04:59
Today's poem is We Lived Happily During The War by Ilya Kaminsky.
Apr 26, 2019
109: Pearl
00:04:59
Today's poem is Pearl by Dorianne Laux.
Apr 25, 2019
108: Backwards
00:05:00
Today's poem is Backwards by Warsan Shire.
Apr 24, 2019
107: Thank You For Waiting
00:05:00
Today's poem is Thank You For Waiting by Simon Armitage.
Apr 23, 2019
106: Lake Michigan, Scene 3
00:04:59
Today's poem is Lake Michigan, Scene 3 by Daniel Borzutzky.
Apr 22, 2019
105: I Just Hope I Can Sleep
00:04:59
Today's poem is I Just Hope I Can Sleep by Dorothea Lasky.
Apr 19, 2019
104: Poem for an Antique Korean Fishing Bobber
00:05:00
Today's poem is "Poem for an Antique Korean Fishing Bobber" by Dobby Gibson.
Apr 18, 2019
103: The Skylark
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Skylark by John Clare.
Apr 17, 2019
102: Love Poem
00:04:59
Today's poem is Love Poem by Donika Kelly.
Apr 16, 2019
101: Postcards from the Labyrinth
00:05:00
Today's poem is Postcards from the Labyrinth by Johnny Lorenz.
Apr 15, 2019
100: New World Orchestra
00:05:00
Today's poem is New World Orchestra by Ed Roberson.
Apr 12, 2019
99: Philadelphia
00:05:00
Today's poem is Philadelphia by Emily Skaja.
Apr 11, 2019
98: stunt
00:05:00
Today's poem is stunt by Monique Ferrell.
Apr 10, 2019
97: American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin ["You don't seem to want it, but you wanted it"]
00:04:59
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.
Apr 09, 2019
96: The Sun Rising
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Sun Rising by John Donne.
Apr 08, 2019
95: A Very Good Dog
00:05:00
Today's poem is A Very Good Dog by Matthew Dickman.
Apr 05, 2019
94: Anna May Wong on Silent Films
00:05:00
Today's poem is Anna May Wong on Silent Films by Sally Wen Mao.
Apr 04, 2019
93: Purple Bathing Suit
00:05:00
Today's poem is Purple Bathing Suit by Louise Gluck.
Apr 03, 2019
92: Always Alone
00:05:00
Today's poem is Always Alone by Linda Gregg.
Apr 02, 2019
91: Consider Me
00:05:00
Today's poem is Consider Me by Langston Hughes.
Apr 01, 2019
90: Villanelle of the Suicide's Mother
00:05:00
Today's poem is Villanelle of the Suicide's Mother by C.K. Williams.
Mar 29, 2019
89: Crowning
00:05:00
Today's poem is Crowning by Kevin Young.
Mar 28, 2019
88: Ars Poetica #28: African Leave-Taking Disorder
00:05:00
Today's poem is Ars Poetica #28: African Leave-Taking Disorder by Elizabeth Alexander.
Mar 27, 2019
87: The Space Between Skins Is Called A Wound
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Space Between Skins Is Called A Wound by Julian Randall.
Mar 26, 2019
86: Black cricket in the doorway, on the ceiling, in
00:05:00
Today's poem is Black cricket in the doorway, on the ceiling, in by Quan Barry.
Mar 25, 2019
85: Night Surrender
00:04:59
Today's poem is Night Surrender by Leila Ortiz.
Mar 22, 2019
84: Storm
00:04:59
Today's poem is Storm by Tina Chang.
Mar 21, 2019
83: Spring and Fall
00:05:00
Today's poem is Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Mar 20, 2019
82: I Watch Her Eat the Apple
00:05:00
Today's poem is I Watch Her Eat the Apple by Natalie Diaz.
Mar 19, 2019
81: Parable of a Firstborn
00:05:00
Today's poem is Parable of a Firstborn by Rebecca Morgan Frank.
Mar 18, 2019
80: Muse
00:05:00
Today's poem is Muse by Loretta Collins Klobah.
Mar 15, 2019
79: Trans Is Against Nostalgia
00:05:00
Today's poem is Trans Is Against Nostalgia by Taylor Johnson.
Mar 14, 2019
78: Introduction to Patriarchy
00:05:00
Today's poem is Introduction to Patriarchy by Chelsea Rathburn.
Mar 13, 2019
77: Utsuroi
00:05:00
Today's poem is Utsuroi by Lee Ann Roripaugh.
Mar 12, 2019
76: Listen
00:05:00
Today's poem is Listen by Didi Jackson.
Mar 11, 2019
75: The Unwritten
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Unwritten by W.S. Merwin.
Mar 08, 2019
74: Waking Up
00:05:00
Today's poem is Waking Up by Thomas James.
Mar 07, 2019
73: If They Come for Us
00:05:00
Today's poem is If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar.
Mar 06, 2019
72: Bat
00:05:00
Today's poem is Bat by D.H. Lawrence.
Mar 05, 2019