The Slowdown

15 EpisodesProduced by American Public Media

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.

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14: Apocalypse, Umbrian Master, about 1490

December 13th, 2018

6:06
Today's poem is Apocalypse, Umbrian Master, about 1490 by Hans Magnus Enzensberger.

13: What the Memories Said

December 12th, 2018

5:32
Today's poem is What the Memories Said by Crystal Williams.

12: Hair on Fire

December 11th, 2018

5:00
Today's poem is Hair on Fire by Jim Daniels.

11: Poetry Recitation at St. Catherine's School for Girls

December 10th, 2018

5:00
Today's poem is Poetry Recitation at St. Catherine's School for Girls by Tarfia Faizullah.

10: The Humanities

December 7th, 2018

5:00
Today's poem is The Humanities by Catherine Barnett

9: Portrait of the Alcoholic with Withdrawal

December 6th, 2018

5:00

8: Pentatina for Five Vowels

December 5th, 2018

5:00

7: Reverse Suicide

December 4th, 2018

3:53
Today's poem is Reverse Suicide by Matt Rasmussen.

6: Brokeheart: Just like that

December 3rd, 2018

5:26

5: In the Hospital

November 30th, 2018

5:00

4: Donating the Cake Dome

November 29th, 2018

5:00

3: Proximities

November 28th, 2018

5:00
Today's poem is Proximities by Lia Purpura.

2: True Stories about Koko Taylor

November 27th, 2018

5:00
Today's poem is True Stories about Koko Taylor by Eve L. Ewing.

1: 564 park avenue

November 26th, 2018

5:00

Coming soon: The Slowdown

October 1st, 2018

4:14
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. …
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