The Slowdown

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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
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
7: Reverse Suicide
00:03:53
Today's poem is Reverse Suicide by Matt Rasmussen.
Dec 04, 2018
6: Brokeheart: Just like that
00:05:26
Today's poem is Brokeheart: Just like that by Patrick Rosal. Sign up for our newsletter at SlowdownShow.org.
Dec 03, 2018
5: In the Hospital
00:05:00
Today's poem is In the Hospital by Chen Chen. Sign up for our newsletter at SlowdownShow.org.
Nov 30, 2018
4: Donating the Cake Dome
00:05:00
Today's poem is Donating the Cake Dome by Lisa C. Krueger. Sign up for our newsletter at SlowdownShow.org.
Nov 29, 2018
3: Proximities
00:05:00
Today's poem is Proximities by Lia Purpura.
Nov 28, 2018
2: True Stories about Koko Taylor
00:05:00
Today's poem is True Stories about Koko Taylor by Eve L. Ewing.
Nov 27, 2018
1: 564 park avenue
00:05:00
Today's poem is 564 park avenue by Aja Monet. Sign up for our newsletter at SlowdownShow.org.
Nov 26, 2018
Coming soon: The Slowdown
00:04:14
Life is fast, intense and sometimes bewildering. But poetry offers a way of slowing things down, looking at them closely, mining each moment for all that it houses. Look for new episodes with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith in late November.
Oct 01, 2018