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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, 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.

Episode Date
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
71: Naomi
00:05:00
Today's poem is Naomi by Tjawangwa Dema.
Mar 04, 2019
70: On the Death of WWE Professional Wrestler Chyna
00:05:00
Today's poem is On the Death of WWE Professional Wrestler Chyna by Hala Alyan.
Mar 01, 2019
69: On Days When We Both Travel
00:05:00
Today's poem is On Days When We Both Travel by Brenda Hillman.
Feb 28, 2019
68: The Line-Up
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Line-Up by Joan Swift.
Feb 27, 2019
67: Out of Some Other Paradise
00:05:00
Today's poem is Out of Some Other Paradise by Alex Dimitrov.
Feb 26, 2019
66: Still Life with Little Brother
00:05:00
Today's poem is Still Life with Little Brother by Joshua Bennett.
Feb 25, 2019
65: Kosmos
00:05:00
Today's poem is Kosmos by Walt Whitman.
Feb 22, 2019
64: I like to see it lap the Miles
00:05:00
Today's poem is I like to see it lap the Miles by Emily Dickinson
Feb 21, 2019
63: Wind
00:04:59
Today's poem is Wind by James Fenton.
Feb 20, 2019
62: supply and demand
00:04:59
Today's poem is supply and demand by Evie Shockley.
Feb 19, 2019
61: Europe
00:04:59
Today's poem is Europe by Kiki Petrosino.
Feb 18, 2019
60: Tamed
00:05:00
Today's poem is Tamed by Tyree Daye.
Feb 15, 2019
59: Coming Out
00:05:00
Today's poem is Coming Out by Iliana Rocha.
Feb 14, 2019
58: The Singing School
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Singing School by Eloise Klein Healy.
Feb 13, 2019
57: In Memory of Shame
00:05:00
Today's poem is In Memory of Shame by Karenne Wood.
Feb 12, 2019
56: Name That Means Holy in Greek
00:05:00
Today's poem is Name That Means Holy in Greek by Kim Addonzio.
Feb 11, 2019
55: America (peaches)
00:05:00
Today's poem is America (peaches) by Kathleen Graber.
Feb 08, 2019
54: Dancing in Buses
00:05:00
Today's poem is Dancing in Buses by Javier Zamora.
Feb 07, 2019
53: Boy in Park
00:05:00
Today's poem is Boy in Park by Laura Kasischke.
Feb 06, 2019
52: Gizzard Song
00:05:25
Today's poem is Gizzard Song by Dean Young.
Feb 05, 2019
51: The Mystical Rose
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Mystical Rose by Adelia Prado.
Feb 04, 2019
50: Dear P.
00:04:59
Today's poem is Dear P. by Victoria Chang.
Feb 01, 2019
49: The View
00:04:59
Today's poem is The View by Tim Seibles.
Jan 31, 2019
48: Elegy for Smoking
00:05:00
Today's poem is Elegy for Smoking by Patrick Phillips.
Jan 30, 2019
47: The Emperor's Deer
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Emperor's Deer by Kamilah Aisha Moon.
Jan 29, 2019
46: Origin Stories
00:05:00
Today's poem is Origin Stories by Safia Elhillo.
Jan 28, 2019
45: Self-Portrait with Sylvia Plath's Braid
00:05:00
Today's poem is Self-Portrait with Sylvia Plath's Braid by Diane Seuss.
Jan 25, 2019
44: Swatting Flies
00:05:00
Today's poem is Swatting Flies by Austin Smith.
Jan 24, 2019
43: Black is Beautiful
00:05:00
Today's poem is Black is Beautiful by Monica A. Hand.
Jan 23, 2019
42: Flesh
00:05:00
Today's poem is Flesh by Yi Lei.
Jan 22, 2019
41: Sweeping the States
00:05:00
Today's episode Sweeping the States by Jacob Saenz.
Jan 21, 2019
40: Kettling
00:05:00
Today's poem is Kettling by January Gill O'Neil.
Jan 18, 2019
39: Walking Home
00:05:00
Today's poem is Walking Home by Jay Udall.
Jan 17, 2019
38: Ode to the Pager
00:05:00
Today's poem is Ode to the Pager by Marcus Jackson.
Jan 16, 2019
37: To My Twenty-Four-Year-Old Self
00:05:00
Today's poem is To My Twenty-Four-Year-Old Self by Brenda Shaughnessy.
Jan 15, 2019
36: Quiet Places
00:05:00
Today's poem is Quiet Places by Lemn Sissay.
Jan 14, 2019
35: Poem in Which I Be a Doe & You, by Effect, Are a Wolf
00:05:00
Today's poem is Poem in Which I Be a Doe & You, by Effect, Are a Wolf by Danez Smith
Jan 11, 2019
34: Speaking Tree
00:05:00
Today's poem is Speaking Tree by Joy Harjo.
Jan 10, 2019
33: Photograph: Circa 1960
00:05:00
Today's poem is Photograph: Circa 1960 by Angela Jackson.
Jan 09, 2019
32: Gentrifier
00:05:00
Today's poem is Gentrifier by Franny Choi.
Jan 08, 2019
31: Turtle, Swan
00:06:30
Today's poem is Turtle, Swan by Mark Doty.
Jan 07, 2019
30: Vows
00:05:00
Today's poem is Vows by Melissa Stein.
Jan 04, 2019
29: Our Dead Friend
00:04:59
Today's poem is Our Dead Friend by Alicia Suskin Ostriker.
Jan 03, 2019
28: On Kindness
00:07:40
Today's poem is On Kindness by Aracelis Girmay.
Jan 02, 2019
27: The Raincoat
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Raincoat by Ada Limon.
Jan 01, 2019
26: Against the Promise of a View
00:05:00
Today's poem is Against the Promise of a View by Maureen N. McLane.
Dec 31, 2018
25: The Star Market
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Star Market by Marie Howe.
Dec 28, 2018
24: A Talk with My Grandson, Age Six
00:05:00
Today's poem is A Talk with My Grandson, Age Six by Wanda Coleman.
Dec 27, 2018
23: My Father at 49, Working the Night Shift at B&R Diesel
00:05:00
Today's poem is My Father at 49, Working the Night Shift at B&R Diesel by Edgar Kunz.
Dec 26, 2018
22: Love (III)
00:05:00
Today's poem is Love (III) by George Herbert.
Dec 25, 2018
21: 'N'em
00:05:00
Today's poem is 'N'em by Jericho Brown.
Dec 24, 2018
20: Therapist 4
00:05:00
Today's poem is Therapist 4 by Bao Phi.
Dec 21, 2018
19: Hip-Hop Ghazal
00:05:00
Today's poem is Hip-Hop Ghazal by Patricia Smith.
Dec 20, 2018
18: Prayer on Aladdin's Lamp
00:05:00
Today's poem is Prayer on Aladdin's Lamp by Marcus Wicker.
Dec 19, 2018
17: Woman on Cell Phone Dragging an Empty Cart Through Washington Square Park
00:05:00
Today's poem is Woman on Cell Phone Dragging an Empty Cart Through Washington Square Park by Donna Masini.
Dec 18, 2018
16: Spring
00:05:00
Today's poem is Spring by Arda Collins.
Dec 17, 2018
15: Old Wives' Tales on Which I Was Fed
00:05:00
Today's poem is Old Wives' Tales on Which I Was Fed by Jenny Xie.
Dec 14, 2018
14: Apocalypse, Umbrian Master, about 1490
00:06:06
Today's poem is Apocalypse, Umbrian Master, about 1490 by Hans Magnus Enzensberger.
Dec 13, 2018
13: What the Memories Said
00:05:32
Today's poem is What the Memories Said by Crystal Williams.
Dec 12, 2018
12: Hair on Fire
00:05:00
Today's poem is Hair on Fire by Jim Daniels.
Dec 11, 2018
11: Poetry Recitation at St. Catherine's School for Girls
00:05:00
Today's poem is Poetry Recitation at St. Catherine's School for Girls by Tarfia Faizullah.
Dec 10, 2018
10: The Humanities
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Humanities by Catherine Barnett
Dec 07, 2018
9: Portrait of the Alcoholic with Withdrawal
00:05:00
Today's poem is Portrait of the Alcoholic with Withdrawal by Kaveh Akbar. Sign up for our newsletter at SlowdownShow.org.
Dec 06, 2018
8: Pentatina for Five Vowels
00:05:00
Today's poem is Pentatina for Five Vowels by Campbell McGrath. Sign up for our newsletter at SlowdownShow.org.
Dec 05, 2018