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
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 Through 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. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.
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
202: Losers
00:05:00
Today's poem is Losers by Jay Bernard.
Sep 03, 2019
201: Freeway 280
00:05:25
Today's poem is Freeway 280 by Lorna Dee Cervantes.
Sep 02, 2019
200: Left to ask
00:05:00
Today's poem is Left to ask by Michael Klein.
Aug 30, 2019
199: Small Kindnesses
00:05:00
Today's poem is Small Kindnesses by Danusha Lameris.
Aug 29, 2019
198: Night Work
00:05:50
Today's poem is Night Work by Ed Bok Lee.
Aug 28, 2019
197: Tornado Child
00:05:00
Today's poem is Tornado Child by Kwame Dawes.
Aug 27, 2019
196: Bargain
00:05:00
Today's poem is Bargain by Andrea Cohen.
Aug 26, 2019
195: Update
00:05:00
Today's poem is Update by Amy Gerstler.
Aug 23, 2019
194: A world's too little for thy tent, a grave too big for me
00:05:00
Today's poem is A world's too little for thy tent, a grave too big for me by Connie Voisine.
Aug 22, 2019
193: Winter Trees
00:05:00
Today's poem is Winter Trees by William Carlos Williams.
Aug 21, 2019
192: The Death of an Elephant
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Death of an Elephant by Gianfranco Pagnucci.
Aug 20, 2019
191: Staying Alive
00:05:00
Today's poem is Staying Alive by David Wagoner.
Aug 19, 2019
190: World Word by Eamon Grennan
00:05:00
Today's poem is World Word by Eamon Grennan.
Aug 16, 2019
189: Old Farmer
00:05:00
Today's poem is Old Farmer by Vievee Francis.
Aug 15, 2019
188: Failure
00:05:00
Today's poem is Failure by Eugene Gloria.
Aug 14, 2019
187: Summary of Fifteen Years
00:05:00
Today's poem is Summary of Fifteen Years by Suzanne Cleary.
Aug 13, 2019
186: Directions To Finding You, Or Maybe Just An Inferior Prayer
00:05:00
Today's poem is Directions To Finding You, Or Maybe Just An Inferior Prayer by Angel Nafis.
Aug 12, 2019
185: Hit
00:05:00
Today's poem is Hit.
Aug 09, 2019
184: Heirloom
00:05:00
Today's poem is Heirloom by Lauren Clark.
Aug 08, 2019
183: A Room at Last
00:05:00
Today's poem is A Room at Last by Ko Un.
Aug 07, 2019
182: Writing a Poem
00:05:00
Today's poem is Writing a Poem by Shirley Geok-lin Lim.
Aug 06, 2019
181: Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight
00:05:00
Today's poem is Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight by Jane Hirshfield.
Aug 05, 2019
180: Evening Sun
00:05:00
Today's poem is Evening Sun by Jane Kenyon.
Aug 02, 2019
179: Using A Hula Hoop Can Get You Abducted By Aliens
00:05:00
Today's poem is Using A Hula Hoop Can Get You Abducted By Aliens by Matthea Harvey.
Aug 01, 2019
178: God
00:05:00
Today's poem is God by Marsha de la O.
Jul 31, 2019
177: Mammogram Call Back with Ultra Sound
00:05:00
Today's poem is Mammogram Call Back with Ultra Sound by Ellen Bass.
Jul 30, 2019
176: The Boatman
00:05:00
Today's poem is The Boatman by Carolyn Forché.
Jul 29, 2019
175: Immigrant Can't Write Poetry
00:05:00
Today's poem is Immigrant Can't Write Poetry by Wang Ping.
Jul 26, 2019
174: Casa
00:05:00
Today's poem is Casa by Rigoberto Gonzalez.
Jul 25, 2019
173: Strong Men, Riding Horses
00:05:00
Today's poem is Strong Men, Riding Horses by Tishani Doshi.
Jul 24, 2019
172: Poem for Passengers
00:05:00
Today's poem is Poem for Passengers by Matthew Zapruder.
Jul 23, 2019
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