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, 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
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