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
302: Swimming in the Rain
00:05:00
Today's poem is Swimming in the Rain by Chana Bloch.
Jan 21, 2020
301: Confession
00:05:00
Today's poem is Confession by Leila Chatti.
Jan 20, 2020
300: Privacy
00:05:00
Today's poem is Privacy by Lee Upton.
Jan 17, 2020
299: Weight
00:05:00
Today's poem is Weight by John Freeman.
Jan 16, 2020
298: Snow-flakes
00:05:00
Today's poem is Snow-flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Jan 15, 2020
297: The Clock
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Clock by Victoria Chang.
Jan 14, 2020
296: Making Zelnik at the Sibling Reunion
00:04:59
Today's poem is Making Zelnik at the Sibling Reunion by Karen Paul Holmes.
Jan 13, 2020
295: Voice
00:04:59
Today's poem is Voice by Kory Wells.
Jan 10, 2020
294: The Cup
00:04:59
Today's poem is The Cup by C.K. Williams.
Jan 09, 2020
293: Sitting Down to Breakfast Alone
00:04:59
Today's poem is Sitting Down to Breakfast Alone by Christian Wiman.
Jan 08, 2020
292: Remember
00:05:00
Today's poem is Remember by Joy Harjo.
Jan 07, 2020
291: Jabberwocky
00:05:00
Today's poem is Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.
Jan 06, 2020
290: The Birds of New York
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Birds of New York by Francisco X. Alarcón.
Jan 03, 2020
289: The Traveling Onion
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Traveling Onion by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Jan 02, 2020
288: On the Turning of the Year
00:05:00
Today's poem is On the Turning of the Year by Karen An-Hwei Lee.
Jan 01, 2020
287: Prayer On Aladdin's Lamp
00:04:59
Today's poem is Prayer On Aladdin's Lamp by Marcus Wicker. This episode originally aired Dec. 19, 2018.
Dec 31, 2019
286: How We Programmed the Apocalypse
00:05:00
Today's poem is How We Programmed the Apocalypse by Zoë Hitzig.
Dec 30, 2019
285: Kerosene Litany
00:05:00
Today's poem is Kerosene Litany by Mahogany L. Browne.
Dec 27, 2019
284: Holy
00:05:00
Today's poem is Holy by Nancy Krygowski.
Dec 26, 2019
283: When Giving Is All We Have
00:05:00
Today's poem is When Giving Is All We Have by Alberto Ríos.
Dec 25, 2019
282: Waiting for Happiness
00:05:00
Today's poem is Waiting for Happiness by Nomi Stone.
Dec 24, 2019
281: Penalty Shot
00:05:00
Today's poem is Penalty Shot by Ishion Hutchinson.
Dec 23, 2019
280: Outside my Harlem Window
00:05:00
Today's poem is Outside my Harlem Window by Lauren Whitehead.
Dec 20, 2019
279: Excerpt from Nature Poem
00:05:00
Today's poem is an excerpt from Nature Poem by Tommy Pico.
Dec 19, 2019
278: Thanks
00:05:00
Today's poem is Thanks by W.S. Merwin.
Dec 18, 2019
277: Assail As Sail Ails As
00:05:00
Today's poem is Assail As Sail Ails As by Dora Malech.
Dec 17, 2019
276: Interrogation Suite: Where did you come from / how did you arrive?
00:05:00
Today's poem is Interrogation Suite: Where did you come from / how did you arrive? by Remica Bingham-Risher.
Dec 16, 2019
275: What a Cyborg Wants
00:05:00
Today's poem is What a Cyborg Wants by Franny Choi.
Dec 13, 2019
274: Initial Encounter with Locals
00:05:00
Today's poem is Initial Encounter with Locals by Hai-Dang Phan.
Dec 12, 2019
273: What Begets What Begets
00:04:59
Today's poem is What Begets What Begets by Rio Cortez.
Dec 11, 2019
272: Double Dutch
00:04:59
Today's poem is Double Dutch by Gregory Pardlo.
Dec 10, 2019
271: Sunlight and Chilies
00:05:00
Today's poem is Sunlight and Chilies by Vandana Khanna.
Dec 09, 2019
270: When I Am Six
00:05:00
Today's poem is When I Am Six by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
Dec 06, 2019
269: For a Lost Fragment
00:05:00
Today's poem is For a Lost Fragment by Carol Moldaw.
Dec 05, 2019
268: Gate C22
00:05:00
Today's poem is Gate C22 by Ellen Bass.
Dec 04, 2019
267: Fly in Our Salad
00:05:00
Today's poem is Fly in Our Salad by Gary Whitehead.
Dec 03, 2019
266: After You Get Up Early On Memorial Day
00:05:00
Today's poem is After You Get Up Early On Memorial Day by Susanna Lang.
Dec 02, 2019
265: Amores Perros
00:05:00
Today's poem is Amores Perros by Angela Narciso Torres.
Nov 29, 2019
264: Sleeping with the Chihuahua
00:05:00
Today's poem is Sleeping with the Chihuahua by Tami Haaland.
Nov 28, 2019
263: Her Daughter's Eyes
00:05:00
Today's poem is Her Daughter's Eyes by Luci Tapahonso.
Nov 27, 2019
262: The Season of Phantasmal Peace
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Season of Phantasmal Peace by Dereck Walcott.
Nov 26, 2019
261: Cancer
00:05:00
Today's poem is Cancer by Su Hwang.
Nov 25, 2019
260: Morning
00:05:00
Today's poem is Morning by Adam Zagajewski.
Nov 22, 2019
259: Opus from Space
00:05:00
Today's poem is Opus from Space by Pattiann Rogers.
Nov 21, 2019
258: song: for my high school sweetheart
00:05:00
Today's poem is song: for my high school sweetheart by Yaya Yao.
Nov 20, 2019
257: Eros the Contagion
00:05:00
Today's poem is Eros the Contagion by Annie Kim.
Nov 19, 2019
256: Afterwords
00:05:00
Today's poem is Afterwords by Mark Strand.
Nov 18, 2019
255: The Old Country
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Old Country by Karina Borowicz.
Nov 15, 2019
254: So Much Happiness
00:05:00
Today's poem is So Much Happiness by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Nov 14, 2019
253: The Voyage Nowhere
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Voyage Nowhere by Jennifer Soong.
Nov 13, 2019
252: Frequently Asked Questions: #7
00:05:00
Today's poem is Frequently Asked Questions: #7 by Camille T. Dungy.
Nov 12, 2019
251: Feet
00:05:00
Today's poem is Feet by Alan Shapiro.
Nov 11, 2019
250: Passage
00:05:00
Today's poem is Passage by Joseph Stroud.
Nov 08, 2019
249: Hospital Linens
00:05:00
Today's poem is Hospital Linens by Marianne Boruch.
Nov 07, 2019
248: [They will tell you that I was sick, that I was a drug addict.]
00:05:00
Today's poem is [They will tell you that I was sick, that I was a drug addict.] by Dawn Lundy Martin.
Nov 06, 2019
247: Tide Pool
00:05:00
Today's poem is Tide Pool by John Balaban.
Nov 05, 2019
246: On Election Day
00:05:00
Today's poem is On Election Day by Charles Bernstein.
Nov 04, 2019
245: Push the Week
00:05:00
Today's poem is Push the Week by Jackie Kay.
Nov 01, 2019
244: We Are Not Responsible
00:05:00
Today's poem is We Are Not Responsible by Harryette Mullen.
Oct 31, 2019
243: My Aunts
00:05:00
Today's poem is My Aunts by Meghan O'Rourke.
Oct 30, 2019
242: Falling from the Roof of the Free World
00:05:00
Today's poem is Falling from the Roof of the Free World by Willa Carroll.
Oct 29, 2019
241: Lisle, Illinois, November 1972
00:05:00
Today's poem is Lisle, Illinois, November 1972 by Robin Silbergleid.
Oct 28, 2019
240: Processional
00:05:00
Today's poem is Processional by Joanna Klink.
Oct 25, 2019
239: Elegy for Almost
00:05:00
Today's poem is Elegy for Almost by Rebecca Lehmann.
Oct 24, 2019
238: Cindy Comes To Hear Me Read
00:05:00
Today's poem is Cindy Comes To Hear Me Read by Jill McDonough.
Oct 23, 2019
237: Workshop
00:05:00
Today's poem is Workshop by Jacob Shores-Arguello.
Oct 22, 2019
236: Polaroid Ode
00:05:00
Today's poem is Polaroid Ode by Cori Winrock.
Oct 21, 2019
235: Body and Soul
00:04:59
Today's poem is Body and Soul by Charles Wright.
Oct 18, 2019
234: Last Kiss
00:04:59
Today's poem is Last Kiss by Jane Ebihara.
Oct 17, 2019
233: On the D Train
00:04:59
Today's poem is On the D Train by Jacqueline Johnson.
Oct 16, 2019
232: My Embodiment
00:04:59
Today's poem is My Embodiment by Craig Morgan Teicher.
Oct 15, 2019
231: My Grandmother's Love Letters
00:04:59
Today's poem is My Grandmother's Love Letters by Hart Crane.
Oct 14, 2019
230: My Mother of Invention
00:05:00
Today's poem is My Mother of Invention by Michael Collier.
Oct 11, 2019
229: Pig
00:05:00
Today's poem is Pig by Henri Cole.
Oct 10, 2019
228: Hair
00:05:00
Today's poem is Hair by Clarence Major.
Oct 09, 2019
227: Club Icarus
00:05:00
Note: This poem contains an instance of explicit language. Today's poem is Club Icarus by Matt Miller. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy; Tracy K. Smith returns this week.
Oct 08, 2019
226: No War
00:05:00
Note: This poem contains an instance of explicit language. Today's poem is No War by Mariam Fayez. This episode features guest host Tina Chang; Tracy K. Smith returns this week.
Oct 07, 2019
225: The Government Has Been Canceled
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Government Has Been Canceled by Maya Catherine Popa.
Oct 04, 2019
224: Birthday Poem
00:05:00
Today's poem is Birthday Poem by Paisley Rekdal.
Oct 03, 2019
223: sorrows by Lucille Clifton
00:05:00
Today's poem is sorrows by Lucille Clifton.
Oct 02, 2019
222: The opposite of the ocean is no ocean.
00:05:00
Today's poem is The opposite of the ocean is no ocean. by Cathy Linh Che.
Oct 01, 2019
221: enough food and a mom
00:05:00
Today's poem is enough food and a mom by Francine J. Harris.
Sep 30, 2019
220: Through a Glass Through Which We Cannot See
00:05:00
Today's poem is Through a Glass though Which We Cannot See by Lo Kwa Mei-en. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy.
Sep 27, 2019
219: Personals
00:05:00
Today's poem is Personals by C.D. Wright. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy.
Sep 26, 2019
218: Enough
00:05:00
Today's poem is Enough by Suzanne Buffam. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy.
Sep 25, 2019
217: Essay on Wood
00:05:00
Today's poem is Essay on Wood by James Richardson. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy.
Sep 24, 2019
216: The Wooden Overcoat
00:05:14
Today's poem is The Wooden Overcoat by Rick Barot. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy.
Sep 23, 2019
215: Even The Rain
00:05:00
Today’s poem is Even The Rain by Agha Shahid Ali.
Sep 20, 2019
214: The Barbarians Are Coming
00:05:00
Today’s poem is The Barbarians Are Coming by Marilyn Chin.
Sep 19, 2019
213: Closure
00:05:00
Today’s poem is Closure by Paul Tran.
Sep 18, 2019
212: Drip
00:05:00
Today’s poem is Drip by Quenton Baker.
Sep 17, 2019
211: One Is One
00:05:00
Today’s poem is One Is One by Marie Ponsot.
Sep 16, 2019
210: Anemoia
00:05:00
Today's poem is Anemoia by Keetje Kuipers. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.
Sep 13, 2019
209: Discovery
00:05:00
Today's poem is Discovery by Natalie Scenters-Zapico. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.
Sep 12, 2019
208: Killdeer
00:05:00
Today's poem is Killdeer by Nick Flynn. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.
Sep 11, 2019
207: Parable for Refugees
00:05:00
Today's poem is Parable for Refugees by Ladan Osman. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.
Sep 10, 2019
206: Marriage
00:05:13
Today's poem is Marriage by Sarah Gambito. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.
Sep 09, 2019
205: Music from Childhood
00:05:25
Today's poem is Music from Childhood by John Yau.
Sep 06, 2019
204: Remember What I Came Here to Do to This World Very Little Actually
00:04:59
Today's poem is Remember What I Came Here to Do to This World Very Little Actually by Alice Notley.
Sep 05, 2019
203: Sister as Moving Object
00:05:00
Today's poem is Sister as Moving Object by Jan Beatty.
Sep 04, 2019