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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.

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423: poem for palm pressed upon pane

July 8th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is poem for palm pressed upon pane by Marwa Helal.

422: The End of Science Fiction

July 7th, 2020

5:00

Today's episode is The End of Science Fiction by Lisel Mueller.

421: Immigrant Picnic

July 6th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Immigrant Picnic by Gregory Djanikian.

420: Kerosene Litany

July 3rd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Kerosene Litany by Mahogany L. Browne. This episode originally aired December 27, 2019.

419: Mebble

July 2nd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Mebble by Taije Silverman.

418: Wild Peaches

July 1st, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Wild Peaches by Elinor Wylie.

417: Before Dawn in October

June 30th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Before Dawn in October by Julia Kasdorf.

416: Basic Needs

June 29th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Basic Needs by Vanessa Jimenez Gabb.

415: Variations in Blue

June 26th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Variations in Blue by Lauren K. Alleyne. This episode originally aired on July 15, 2019.

414: Full Capacity

June 25th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Full Capacity by Rose McLarney.

413: Ask Me Why I Love You

June 24th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Ask Me Why I Love You by Walter Everette Hawkins.

412: Words Were Changing

June 23rd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Words Were Changing by Miller Oberman.

411: Soaking Up Sun

June 22nd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Soaking Up Sun by Tom Hennen.

410: For My People

June 19th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is For My People by Margaret Walker. This episode originally aired on April 1, 2020.

409: How Can Black People Write About Flowers at a Time Like This

June 18th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is How Can Black People Write About Flowers at a Time Like This by Hanif Abdurraqib. This episode originally aired on February 14, 2020.

408: The Emperor's Deer

June 17th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is The Emperor's Deer by Kamilah Aisha Moon. This episode originally aired January 29, 2019.

407: At the Age of 18 - Ode to Girls of Color

June 16th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is At the Age of 18 - Ode to Girls of Color by Amanda Gorman.

406: from here i saw what happened and i cried

June 15th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is from here i saw what happened and i cried by t'ai freedom ford. This episode originally aired on July 4, 2019.

405: We Are Not Responsible

June 12th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is We Are Not Responsible by Harryette Mullen. This episode originally aired October 31, 2019.

404: On the D Train

June 11th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is On the D Train by Jacqueline Johnson. This episode originally aired October 16, 2019.

403: The Book of Genesis

June 10th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is The Book of Genesis by Morgan Parker.

402: Whipping Tree

June 9th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Whipping Tree by Rachel Eliza Griffiths. This episode originally aired May 14, 2019.

401: Eliza Harris

June 8th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Eliza Harris by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. This episode originally aired on March 13, 2020.

400: [They will tell you that I was sick, that I was a drug addict.]

June 5th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is [They will tell you that I was sick, that I was a drug addict.] by Dawn Lundy Martin. This episode originally aired on November 6, 2019.

399: supply and demand

June 4th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is supply and demand by Evie Shockley. This episode originally aired on February 18, 2019.

398: American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin [“You don’t seem to want it, but you wanted it”]

June 3rd, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin ["You don't seem to want it, but you wanted it"] by Terrance Hayes. This episode originally aired on April 9, 2019.

397: A Small Needful Fact

June 2nd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is A Small Needful Fact by Ross Gay. This episode originally aired July 10, 2019.

A message from Tracy

June 1st, 2020

0:31

For the remainder of this week, we’ve chosen to replay episodes that take up questions of social justice. The outrage and heartbreak brought on by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other …

396: December

June 1st, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is December by Cecily Parks.

395: Characters

May 29th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Characters by Garous Abdolmalekian.

394: Blackbird Étude

May 28th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Blackbird Étude by A.E. Stallings.

393: Song In Which We Yet Sidestep Disaster

May 27th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Song In Which We Yet Sidestep Disaster by Tess Taylor.

392: Here

May 26th, 2020

5:00

Today's episode is Here by Grace Paley.

391: Trying to See Auras at the Airport

May 25th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Trying to See Auras at the Airport by Angela C. Trudell Vazquez.

390: Cascades 501

May 22nd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Cascades 501 by Rick Barot.

389: Kissing the Opelu

May 21st, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Kissing the Opelu by Donovan Kūhiō Colleps.

388: Once In A Lifetime, Snow

May 20th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Once In A Lifetime, Snow by Les Murray.

387: Stop Looking At My Last Name Like That

May 19th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Stop Looking At My Last Name Like That by Michael Torres.

386: Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong

May 18th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong by Ocean Vuong

385: American Mother

May 15th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is American Mother by Pamela Hart.

384: And We Love Life

May 14th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is And We Love Life by Mahmoud Darwish.

383: A Beautiful Child

May 13th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is A Beautiful Child by Omar Sakr.

382: Another Night at Sea Level

May 12th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Another Night at Sea Level by Meg Day.

381: excerpt from 13th Balloon

May 11th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is an excerpt from 13th Balloon by Mark Bibbins.

380: When Your Mother Asks If You're Seeing Anyone And No Longer Means A Therapist

May 8th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem When Your Mother Asks If You're Seeing Anyone And No Longer Means A Therapist by Cindy King.

379: February & my love is in another state

May 7th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is February & my love is in another state by José Olivarez.

378: Play Like A Boy

May 6th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Play Like A Boy by Sam Killmeyer.

377: Moon Pull

May 5th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Moon Pull by Carlina Duan.

376: In Perpetual Spring

May 4th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is In Perpetual Spring by Amy Gerstler.

375: The Party

May 1st, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is The Party by Jason Shinder.

374: After the Winter

April 30th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is After the Winter by Claude McKay.

373: Tracing the Horse

April 29th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Tracing the Horse by Diana Marie Delgado.

372: We Always Have Been

April 28th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is We Always Have Been by Kim Shuck.

371: What Women Are Made Of

April 27th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is What Women Are Made Of by Bianca Lynne Spriggs.

370: I will praise your plain songs

April 24th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is I will praise your plain songs by Sarah Ruhl.

369: In Which Our Wants Are Worlds

April 23rd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is In Which Our Wants Are Worlds by Jasmine Reid.

368: The Singing Place

April 22nd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is The Singing Place by Lily A. Long.

367: After all those years of fear and raging in my poems

April 21st, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is After all those years of fear and raging in my poems by Toi Derricotte.

366: Wedding Poem

April 20th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Wedding Poem by Ross Gay.

365: Peace Path

April 17th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Peace Path by Heid E. Erdrich.

Take a moment to slow down with family, with our kid-friendly episode list— or find an extra moment of calm with our favorite episodes on hope, kindness and more. You can …

Our favorite episodes on hope, kindness, and more

April 16th, 2020

0:32

We could all use an extra moment of calm right now. So we’ve compiled all of our favorite episodes of The Slowdown about hope, kindness, community …

364: Leaving the University Gym

April 16th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Leaving the University Gym by Sasha Pimentel.

Take a moment to slow down with family, with our kid-friendly episode list— or find an extra moment of calm with our favorite episodes on hope, kindness and …

363: Home

April 15th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Home by Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

Take a moment to slow down with family, with our kid-friendly episode list— or find an extra moment of calm with our favorite episodes on hope, kindness and more. You …

362: The Bald Truth

April 14th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is The Bald Truth by Bob Hicok.

Take a moment to slow down with family, with our kid-friendly episode list— or find an extra moment of calm with our favorite episodes on hope, kindness and more. You can …

361: Song for the Festival

April 13th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Song for the Festival by Gretchen Marquette.

Take a moment to slow down with family, with our kid-friendly episode list— or find an extra moment of calm with our favorite episodes on hope, kindness and …

360: Hello

April 10th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Hello by Sean Hill.

359: Naming Ceremony

April 9th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Naming Ceremony by Hafizah Geter.

358: Talent

April 8th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Talent by Layli Long Soldier.

357: The Third Dimension

April 7th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is The Third Dimension by Tony Hoagland.

356: Momma Said

April 6th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Momma Said by Candace Williams.

355: Hotel

April 3rd, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Hotel by Lorna Dee Cervantes.

354: In the House of Maria Callas

April 2nd, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is In the House of Maria Callas by Steven Orlen.

353: For My People

April 1st, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is For My People by Margaret Walker.

352: Interesting Times

March 31st, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Interesting Times by Mark Jarman.

351: Fish Heads

March 30th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Fish Heads by R.A. Villanueva.

350: Obedience, or the Lying Tale

March 27th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Obedience, or the Lying Tale by Jennifer Chang.

A message from Tracy

March 26th, 2020

1:43

This is a special message from Tracy. It's a startling and anxious-making time, and our daily lives have been thrown into a state of upheaval. We …

349: Ikebana

March 26th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Ikebana by Cathy Song.

348: Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand

March 25th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand by Walt Whitman.

347: ABC for Refugees

March 24th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is ABC for Refugees by Monica Sok. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.

346: The Long Deployment

March 23rd, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is The Long Deployment by Jehanne Dubrow.

345: The Lovers

March 20th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is The Lovers by Timothy Liu.

344: Pale Colors in a Tall Field

March 19th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Pale Colors in a Tall Field by Carl Phillips.

343: The Fifth Fact

March 18th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is The Fifth Fact by Sarah Browning.

342: Paramount

March 17th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Paramount by Robin Coste Lewis. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.

341: Defeat

March 16th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Defeat by Kahlil Gibran.

340: Eliza Harris

March 13th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Eliza Harris by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

339: Spring

March 12th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Spring by Rebecca Rainof. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.

338: Premonition

March 11th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Premonition by Andrea Hollander.

337: Meditation on a Grapefruit

March 10th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Meditation on a Grapefruit by Craig Arnold. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.

336: The Obstinate Comedy

March 9th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is The Obstinate Comedy by Michelle Boisseau.

335: I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party

March 6th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party by Chen Chen.

334: Seeing the Ocean from a Night Flight

March 5th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Seeing the Ocean from a Night Flight by Wang Xiaoni. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.

333: In Defense of Small Towns

March 4th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is In Defense of Small Towns by Oliver de la Paz.

332: An excerpt from Gates

March 3rd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is an excerpt from Gates by Sahar Muradi. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.

331: "Let me tell you about my marvelous god"

March 2nd, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is "Let me tell you about my marvelous god" by Susan Stewart.

330: Girls Overheard While Assembling a Puzzle

February 28th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Girls Overheard While Assembling a Puzzle by Mary Szybist.

329: Strawberries and Cream

February 27th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Strawberries and Cream by Jeff Dolven. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.

328: A Joke about How Old We've Become

February 26th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is A Joke about How Old We've Become by Adam Clay.

327: Lincoln Town Car

February 25th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Lincoln Town Car by Taylor Johnson. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.

326: Miz Rosa Rides the Bus

February 24th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Miz Rosa Rides the Bus by Angela Jackson.

325: If You're Going to Look Like a Wolf They Have to Love You More Than They Fear You

February 21st, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is If You're Going to Look Like a Wolf They Have to Love You More Than They Fear You. by Abigail Chabitnoy.

324: Of Being Sick and Tired

February 20th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Of Being Sick and Tired by Ama Codjoe.

323: An excerpt from Personal Effects

February 19th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is an excerpt from Personal Effects by Solmaz Sharif.

322: Northeast Corridor

February 18th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Northeast Corridor by Cat Richardson. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.

321: Inheritance

February 17th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Inheritance by Camille Rankine.

320: How Can Black People Write About Flowers at a Time Like This

February 14th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is How Can Black People Write About Flowers at a Time Like This by Hanif Abdurraqib.

319: A Year Dot

February 13th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is A Year Dot by dg nanouk okpik.

318: Hurricane

February 12th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Hurricane by Yona Harvey.

317: Meditation on Beauty

February 11th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Meditation on Beauty by J. Estanislao Lopez.

316: He Dreams of Falling

February 10th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is He Dreams of Falling by Ruth Ellen Kocher.

315: I Will Love You Most When I Can Barely Remember Anything

February 7th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is I Will Love You Most When I Can Barely Remember Anything by William Evans.

314: Domestic

February 6th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Domestic by Deborah Landau. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.

313: Abeyance

February 5th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Abeyance by Rebecca Foust.

312: Return

February 4th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Return by Gala Mukomolova. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.

311: Listen,

February 3rd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Listen, by Barbara Crooker.

310: Mother Mind

January 31st, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Mother Mind by Julia Ward Howe.

309: Ships That Pass in the Night

January 30th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Ships That Pass in the Night by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

308: Let Me Tell You

January 29th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Let Me Tell You by Joseph Stroud.

307: Pomegranate Means Grenade

January 28th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Pomegranate Means Grenade by Jamaal May.

306: Essay on Reentry

January 27th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Essay on Reentry by Reginald Dwayne Betts.

305: Wake Up

January 24th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Wake Up by Carl Phillips.

304: Baby & I

January 23rd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Baby & I by Shira Erlichman.

303: Telling My Father

January 22nd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Telling My Father by James Crews.

302: Swimming in the Rain

January 21st, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Swimming in the Rain by Chana Bloch.

301: Confession

January 20th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Confession by Leila Chatti.

300: Privacy

January 17th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Privacy by Lee Upton.

299: Weight

January 16th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Weight by John Freeman.

298: Snow-flakes

January 15th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Snow-flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

297: The Clock

January 14th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is The Clock by Victoria Chang.

296: Making Zelnik at the Sibling Reunion

January 13th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Making Zelnik at the Sibling Reunion by Karen Paul Holmes.

295: Voice

January 10th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Voice by Kory Wells.

294: The Cup

January 9th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is The Cup by C.K. Williams.

293: Sitting Down to Breakfast Alone

January 8th, 2020

4:59

Today's poem is Sitting Down to Breakfast Alone by Christian Wiman.

292: Remember

January 7th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Remember by Joy Harjo.

291: Jabberwocky

January 6th, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.

290: The Birds of New York

January 3rd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is The Birds of New York by Francisco X. Alarcón.

289: The Traveling Onion

January 2nd, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is The Traveling Onion by Naomi Shihab Nye.

288: On the Turning of the Year

January 1st, 2020

5:00

Today's poem is On the Turning of the Year by Karen An-Hwei Lee.

287: Prayer On Aladdin's Lamp

December 31st, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Prayer On Aladdin's Lamp by Marcus Wicker. This episode originally aired Dec. 19, 2018.

286: How We Programmed the Apocalypse

December 30th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is How We Programmed the Apocalypse by Zoë Hitzig.

285: Kerosene Litany

December 27th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Kerosene Litany by Mahogany L. Browne.

284: Holy

December 26th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Holy by Nancy Krygowski.

283: When Giving Is All We Have

December 25th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is When Giving Is All We Have by Alberto Ríos.

282: Waiting for Happiness

December 24th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Waiting for Happiness by Nomi Stone.

281: Penalty Shot

December 23rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Penalty Shot by Ishion Hutchinson.

280: Outside my Harlem Window

December 20th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Outside my Harlem Window by Lauren Whitehead.

279: Excerpt from Nature Poem

December 19th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is an excerpt from Nature Poem by Tommy Pico.

278: Thanks

December 18th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Thanks by W.S. Merwin.

277: Assail As Sail Ails As

December 17th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Assail As Sail Ails As by Dora Malech.

276: Interrogation Suite: Where did you come from / how did you arrive?

December 16th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Interrogation Suite: Where did you come from / how did you arrive? by Remica Bingham-Risher.

275: What a Cyborg Wants

December 13th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is What a Cyborg Wants by Franny Choi.

274: Initial Encounter with Locals

December 12th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Initial Encounter with Locals by Hai-Dang Phan.

273: What Begets What Begets

December 11th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is What Begets What Begets by Rio Cortez.

272: Double Dutch

December 10th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Double Dutch by Gregory Pardlo.

271: Sunlight and Chilies

December 9th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Sunlight and Chilies by Vandana Khanna.

270: When I Am Six

December 6th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is When I Am Six by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

269: For a Lost Fragment

December 5th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is For a Lost Fragment by Carol Moldaw.

268: Gate C22

December 4th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Gate C22 by Ellen Bass.

267: Fly in Our Salad

December 3rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Fly in Our Salad by Gary Whitehead.

266: After You Get Up Early On Memorial Day

December 2nd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is After You Get Up Early On Memorial Day by Susanna Lang.

265: Amores Perros

November 29th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Amores Perros by Angela Narciso Torres.

264: Sleeping with the Chihuahua

November 28th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Sleeping with the Chihuahua by Tami Haaland.

263: Her Daughter's Eyes

November 27th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Her Daughter's Eyes by Luci Tapahonso.

262: The Season of Phantasmal Peace

November 26th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Season of Phantasmal Peace by Dereck Walcott.

261: Cancer

November 25th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Cancer by Su Hwang.

260: Morning

November 22nd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Morning by Adam Zagajewski.

259: Opus from Space

November 21st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Opus from Space by Pattiann Rogers.

258: song: for my high school sweetheart

November 20th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is song: for my high school sweetheart by Yaya Yao.

257: Eros the Contagion

November 19th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Eros the Contagion by Annie Kim.

256: Afterwords

November 18th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Afterwords by Mark Strand.

255: The Old Country

November 15th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Old Country by Karina Borowicz.

254: So Much Happiness

November 14th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is So Much Happiness by Naomi Shihab Nye.

253: The Voyage Nowhere

November 13th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Voyage Nowhere by Jennifer Soong.

252: Frequently Asked Questions: #7

November 12th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Frequently Asked Questions: #7 by Camille T. Dungy.

251: Feet

November 11th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Feet by Alan Shapiro.

250: Passage

November 8th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Passage by Joseph Stroud.

249: Hospital Linens

November 7th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Hospital Linens by Marianne Boruch.

248: [They will tell you that I was sick, that I was a drug addict.]

November 6th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is [They will tell you that I was sick, that I was a drug addict.] by Dawn Lundy Martin.

247: Tide Pool

November 5th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Tide Pool by John Balaban.

246: On Election Day

November 4th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is On Election Day by Charles Bernstein.

245: Push the Week

November 1st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Push the Week by Jackie Kay.

244: We Are Not Responsible

October 31st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is We Are Not Responsible by Harryette Mullen.

243: My Aunts

October 30th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is My Aunts by Meghan O'Rourke.

242: Falling from the Roof of the Free World

October 29th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Falling from the Roof of the Free World by Willa Carroll.

241: Lisle, Illinois, November 1972

October 28th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Lisle, Illinois, November 1972 by Robin Silbergleid.

240: Processional

October 25th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Processional by Joanna Klink.

239: Elegy for Almost

October 24th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Elegy for Almost by Rebecca Lehmann.

238: Cindy Comes To Hear Me Read

October 23rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Cindy Comes To Hear Me Read by Jill McDonough.

237: Workshop

October 22nd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Workshop by Jacob Shores-Arguello.

236: Polaroid Ode

October 21st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Polaroid Ode by Cori Winrock.

235: Body and Soul

October 18th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Body and Soul by Charles Wright.

234: Last Kiss

October 17th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Last Kiss by Jane Ebihara.

233: On the D Train

October 16th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is On the D Train by Jacqueline Johnson.

232: My Embodiment

October 15th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is My Embodiment by Craig Morgan Teicher.

231: My Grandmother's Love Letters

October 14th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is My Grandmother's Love Letters by Hart Crane.

230: My Mother of Invention

October 11th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is My Mother of Invention by Michael Collier.

229: Pig

October 10th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Pig by Henri Cole.

228: Hair

October 9th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Hair by Clarence Major.

227: Club Icarus

October 8th, 2019

5:00

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.

226: No War

October 7th, 2019

5:00

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.

225: The Government Has Been Canceled

October 4th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Government Has Been Canceled by Maya Catherine Popa.

224: Birthday Poem

October 3rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Birthday Poem by Paisley Rekdal.

223: sorrows by Lucille Clifton

October 2nd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is sorrows by Lucille Clifton.

222: The opposite of the ocean is no ocean.

October 1st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The opposite of the ocean is no ocean. by Cathy Linh Che.

221: enough food and a mom

September 30th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is enough food and a mom by Francine J. Harris.

220: Through a Glass Through Which We Cannot See

September 27th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Through a Glass though Which We Cannot See by Lo Kwa Mei-en. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy.

219: Personals

September 26th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Personals by C.D. Wright. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy.

218: Enough

September 25th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Enough by Suzanne Buffam. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy.

217: Essay on Wood

September 24th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Essay on Wood by James Richardson. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy.

216: The Wooden Overcoat

September 23rd, 2019

5:14

Today's poem is The Wooden Overcoat by Rick Barot. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy.

215: Even The Rain

September 20th, 2019

5:00

Today’s poem is Even The Rain by Agha Shahid Ali.

214: The Barbarians Are Coming

September 19th, 2019

5:00

Today’s poem is The Barbarians Are Coming by Marilyn Chin.

213: Closure

September 18th, 2019

5:00

Today’s poem is Closure by Paul Tran.

212: Drip

September 17th, 2019

5:00

Today’s poem is Drip by Quenton Baker.

211: One Is One

September 16th, 2019

5:00

Today’s poem is One Is One by Marie Ponsot.

210: Anemoia

September 13th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Anemoia by Keetje Kuipers. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.

209: Discovery

September 12th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Discovery by Natalie Scenters-Zapico. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.

208: Killdeer

September 11th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Killdeer by Nick Flynn. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.

207: Parable for Refugees

September 10th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Parable for Refugees by Ladan Osman. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.

206: Marriage

September 9th, 2019

5:13

Today's poem is Marriage by Sarah Gambito. This episode features guest host Tina Chang.

205: Music from Childhood

September 6th, 2019

5:25

Today's poem is Music from Childhood by John Yau.

204: Remember What I Came Here to Do to This World Very Little Actually

September 5th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Remember What I Came Here to Do to This World Very Little Actually by Alice Notley.

203: Sister as Moving Object

September 4th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Sister as Moving Object by Jan Beatty.

202: Losers

September 3rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Losers by Jay Bernard.

201: Freeway 280

September 2nd, 2019

5:25

Today's poem is Freeway 280 by Lorna Dee Cervantes.

200: Left to ask

August 30th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Left to ask by Michael Klein.

199: Small Kindnesses

August 29th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Small Kindnesses by Danusha Lameris.

198: Night Work

August 28th, 2019

5:50

Today's poem is Night Work by Ed Bok Lee.

197: Tornado Child

August 27th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Tornado Child by Kwame Dawes.

196: Bargain

August 26th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Bargain by Andrea Cohen.

195: Update

August 23rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Update by Amy Gerstler.

194: A world’s too little for thy tent, a grave too big for me

August 22nd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is A world's too little for thy tent, a grave too big for me by Connie Voisine.

193: Winter Trees

August 21st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Winter Trees by William Carlos Williams.

192: The Death of an Elephant

August 20th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Death of an Elephant by Gianfranco Pagnucci.

191: Staying Alive

August 19th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Staying Alive by David Wagoner.

190: World Word by Eamon Grennan

August 16th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is World Word by Eamon Grennan.

189: Old Farmer

August 15th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Old Farmer by Vievee Francis.

188: Failure

August 14th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Failure by Eugene Gloria.

187: Summary of Fifteen Years

August 13th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Summary of Fifteen Years by Suzanne Cleary.

186: Directions To Finding You, Or Maybe Just An Inferior Prayer

August 12th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Directions To Finding You, Or Maybe Just An Inferior Prayer by Angel Nafis.

185: Hit

August 9th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Hit.

184: Heirloom

August 8th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Heirloom by Lauren Clark.

183: A Room at Last

August 7th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is A Room at Last by Ko Un.

182: Writing a Poem

August 6th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Writing a Poem by Shirley Geok-lin Lim.

181: Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight

August 5th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight by Jane Hirshfield.

180: Evening Sun

August 2nd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Evening Sun by Jane Kenyon.

179: Using A Hula Hoop Can Get You Abducted By Aliens

August 1st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Using A Hula Hoop Can Get You Abducted By Aliens by Matthea Harvey.

178: God

July 31st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is God by Marsha de la O.

177: Mammogram Call Back with Ultra Sound

July 30th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Mammogram Call Back with Ultra Sound by Ellen Bass.

176: The Boatman

July 29th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Boatman by Carolyn Forché.

175: Immigrant Can't Write Poetry

July 26th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Immigrant Can't Write Poetry by Wang Ping.

174: Casa

July 25th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Casa by Rigoberto Gonzalez.

173: Strong Men, Riding Horses

July 24th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Strong Men, Riding Horses by Tishani Doshi.

172: Poem for Passengers

July 23rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Poem for Passengers by Matthew Zapruder.

171: Spring Morning

July 22nd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Spring Morning by A.A. Milne.

170: Dantalion

July 19th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Dantalion by Jeffrey Thomson.

169: Haiku

July 18th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Haiku by Etheridge Knight.

168: What Does It Say

July 17th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is What Does It Say by Tess Gallagher.

167: Material

July 16th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Material by Sarah Rose Nordgren.

166: Variations in Blue

July 15th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Variations in Blue by Lauren K. Alleyne.

165: This Is Not a Small Voice

July 12th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is This Is Not a Small Voice by Sonia Sanchez.

164: Silence

July 11th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Silence by Marianne Moore.

163: A Small Needful Fact

July 10th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is A Small Needful Fact by Ross Gay.

162: Our Valley

July 9th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Our Valley by Philip Levine.

161: [as freedom is a breakfastfood]

July 8th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is [as freedom is a breakfastfood] by e.e. cummings.

160: Courtyard Fire

July 5th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Courtyard Fire by Arthur Sze.

159: from here i saw what happened and i cried

July 4th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is from here i saw what happened and i cried by t'ai freedom ford.

158: In prison

July 3rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is In prison by Jean Valentine.

157: To the Woman at the United Airlines Check-in Desk at Newark

July 2nd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is To the Woman at the United Airlines Check-in Desk at Newark by Nick Laird.

156: after the reading

July 1st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is after the reading by Lucille Clifton.

155: Borderline Mambo

June 28th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Borderline Mambo by Rita Dove.

154: No Apology: A Poemifesto

June 27th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is No Apology: A Poemifesto by Carmen Smith Giménez.

153: The Heaven of Animals

June 26th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Heaven of Animals by James Dickey.

152: Europa Nostra

June 25th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Europa Nostra by Nathalie Handal.

151: The Fitting

June 24th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Fitting by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

150: On Time

June 21st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is On Time by John Milton.

149: Red Rover

June 20th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Red Rover by Claire Wahmanholm.

148: The Clam

June 19th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Clam by Keith Leonard.

147: Changeling

June 18th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Changeling by Hieu Minh Nguyen.

146: The White Fires of Venus

June 17th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The White Fires of Venus by Denis Johnson.

145: Mighty Pawns

June 14th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Mighty Pawns by Major Jackson.

144: The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians

June 13th, 2019

5:08

NOTE: This poem contains an instance of explicit language. Today's poem is The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians by Christian Wiman.

143: Untitled

June 12th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Untitled by Sesshu Foster.

142: Ozymandias

June 11th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

141: Ego

June 10th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Ego by Denise Duhamel.

140: To the Thawing Wind

June 7th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is To the Thawing Wind by Robert Frost.

139: Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing

June 6th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing by Toi Derricotte.

138: Still Life with Aspirin

June 5th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Still Life with Aspirin by Lucie Brock-Broido.

137: What Kind of Times Are These

June 4th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is What Kind of Times Are These by Adrienne Rich.

136: Where There Were Steep Riverbanks

June 3rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Where There Were Steep Riverbanks by Circe Maia.

135: Circe

May 31st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Circe by H.D.

134: Beehive

May 30th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Beehive by Jean Toomer.

133: Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg

May 29th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg by Richard Hugo.

132: Punishment

May 28th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Punishment by Seamus Heaney.

131: I Loved You Before I Was Born

May 27th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is I Loved You Before I Was Born by Li-Young Lee.

130: Dancing Bear

May 24th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Dancing Bear by Richard Scott.

129: The Year I Had Cancer

May 23rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Year I Had Cancer by Brad Buchanan.

128: Safe house

May 22nd, 2019

5:00

Today’s poem is Safe house by Busisiwe Mahlangu.

127: Big Finish

May 21st, 2019

5:00

Today’s poem is Big Finish by Kimberly Johnson.

126: My Parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary

May 20th, 2019

5:00

Today’s poem is My Parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary by Aaron Smith.

125: Yoko

May 17th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Yoko by Thom Gunn.

124: the break

May 16th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is the break by Nate Marshall.

123: When Vision Narrows To A Single Beam of Light

May 15th, 2019

5:00

Today’s poem is When Vision Narrows To A Single Beam of Light by Eleanor Wilner.

122: Whipping Tree

May 14th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Whipping Tree by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

121: A Room of Her Own

May 13th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is A Room of Her Own by Ming Di.

120: What’s Left

May 10th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is What's Left by Kerry Hardie.

119: He Said

May 9th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is He Said by Gerald Stern.

118: Migraine: Aura and Aftermath

May 8th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Migraine: Aura and Aftermath by Claudia Emerson.

117: To The Republic

May 7th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is To The Republic by Frank Bidart.

116: Record Changer

May 6th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Record Changer by Adrian Matejka.

115: Michiko Dead

May 3rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Michiko Dead by Jack Gilbert.

114: Burial

May 2nd, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Burial by Koleka Putuma.

113: First Will & Testament

May 1st, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is First Will & Testament by sam sax.

112: The Darkling Thrush

April 30th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy.

111: Bored

April 29th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Bored by Margaret Atwood.

110: We Lived Happily During The War

April 26th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is We Lived Happily During The War by Ilya Kaminsky.

109: Pearl

April 25th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Pearl by Dorianne Laux.

108: Backwards

April 24th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Backwards by Warsan Shire.

107: Thank You For Waiting

April 23rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Thank You For Waiting by Simon Armitage.

106: Lake Michigan, Scene 3

April 22nd, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Lake Michigan, Scene 3 by Daniel Borzutzky.

105: I Just Hope I Can Sleep

April 19th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is I Just Hope I Can Sleep by Dorothea Lasky.

104: Poem for an Antique Korean Fishing Bobber

April 18th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is "Poem for an Antique Korean Fishing Bobber" by Dobby Gibson.

103: The Skylark

April 17th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Skylark by John Clare.

102: Love Poem

April 16th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Love Poem by Donika Kelly.

101: Postcards from the Labyrinth

April 15th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Postcards from the Labyrinth by Johnny Lorenz.

100: New World Orchestra

April 12th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is New World Orchestra by Ed Roberson.

99: Philadelphia

April 11th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Philadelphia by Emily Skaja.

98: stunt

April 10th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is stunt by Monique Ferrell.

97: American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin [“You don’t seem to want it, but you wanted it”]

April 9th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin ["You don't seem to want it, but you wanted it"] by Terrance Hayes.

96: The Sun Rising

April 8th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Sun Rising by John Donne.

95: A Very Good Dog

April 5th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is A Very Good Dog by Matthew Dickman.

94: Anna May Wong on Silent Films

April 4th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Anna May Wong on Silent Films by Sally Wen Mao.

93: Purple Bathing Suit

April 3rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Purple Bathing Suit by Louise Gluck.

92: Always Alone

April 2nd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Always Alone by Linda Gregg.

90: Villanelle of the Suicide’s Mother

March 29th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Villanelle of the Suicide's Mother by C.K. Williams.

89: Crowning

March 28th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Crowning by Kevin Young.

88: Ars Poetica #28: African Leave-Taking Disorder

March 27th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Ars Poetica #28: African Leave-Taking Disorder by Elizabeth Alexander.

87: The Space Between Skins Is Called A Wound

March 26th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Space Between Skins Is Called A Wound by Julian Randall.

86: Black cricket in the doorway, on the ceiling, in

March 25th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Black cricket in the doorway, on the ceiling, in by Quan Barry.

85: Night Surrender

March 22nd, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Night Surrender by Leila Ortiz.

84: Storm

March 21st, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Storm by Tina Chang.

83: Spring and Fall

March 20th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

82: I Watch Her Eat the Apple

March 19th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is I Watch Her Eat the Apple by Natalie Diaz.

81: Parable of a Firstborn

March 18th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Parable of a Firstborn by Rebecca Morgan Frank.

80: Muse

March 15th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Muse by Loretta Collins Klobah.

79: Trans Is Against Nostalgia

March 14th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Trans Is Against Nostalgia by Taylor Johnson.

78: Introduction to Patriarchy

March 13th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Introduction to Patriarchy by Chelsea Rathburn.

77: Utsuroi

March 12th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Utsuroi by Lee Ann Roripaugh.

76: Listen

March 11th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Listen by Didi Jackson.

75: The Unwritten

March 8th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Unwritten by W.S. Merwin.

74: Waking Up

March 7th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Waking Up by Thomas James.

73: If They Come for Us

March 6th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar.

72: Bat

March 5th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Bat by D.H. Lawrence.

71: Naomi

March 4th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Naomi by Tjawangwa Dema.

70: On the Death of WWE Professional Wrestler Chyna

February 28th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is On the Death of WWE Professional Wrestler Chyna by Hala Alyan.

69: On Days When We Both Travel

February 28th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is On Days When We Both Travel by Brenda Hillman.

68: The Line-Up

February 27th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Line-Up by Joan Swift.

67: Out of Some Other Paradise

February 26th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Out of Some Other Paradise by Alex Dimitrov.

66: Still Life with Little Brother

February 25th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Still Life with Little Brother by Joshua Bennett.

65: Kosmos

February 22nd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Kosmos by Walt Whitman.

64: I like to see it lap the Miles

February 21st, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is I like to see it lap the Miles by Emily Dickinson

63: Wind

February 20th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Wind by James Fenton.

62: supply and demand

February 19th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is supply and demand by Evie Shockley.

61: Europe

February 18th, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Europe by Kiki Petrosino.

60: Tamed

February 15th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Tamed by Tyree Daye.

59: Coming Out

February 14th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Coming Out by Iliana Rocha.

58: The Singing School

February 13th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Singing School by Eloise Klein Healy.

57: In Memory of Shame

February 12th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is In Memory of Shame by Karenne Wood.

56: Name that Means Holy in Greek

February 11th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Name That Means Holy in Greek by Kim Addonzio.

55: America (Peaches)

February 8th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is America (peaches) by Kathleen Graber.

54: Dancing in Buses

February 7th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Dancing in Buses by Javier Zamora.

53: Boy in Park

February 6th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Boy in Park by Laura Kasischke.

52: Gizzard Song

February 5th, 2019

5:25

Today's poem is Gizzard Song by Dean Young.

51: The Mystical Rose

February 4th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Mystical Rose by Adelia Prado.

50: Dear P.

February 1st, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Dear P. by Victoria Chang.

49: The View

January 31st, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is The View by Tim Seibles.

48: Elegy for Smoking

January 30th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Elegy for Smoking by Patrick Phillips.

47: The Emperor’s Deer

January 29th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is The Emperor's Deer by Kamilah Aisha Moon.

46: Origin Stories

January 28th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Origin Stories by Safia Elhillo.

45: Self-Portrait with Sylvia Plath’s Braid

January 25th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Self-Portrait with Sylvia Plath's Braid by Diane Seuss.

44: Swatting Flies

January 24th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Swatting Flies by Austin Smith.

43: Black is Beautiful

January 23rd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Black is Beautiful by Monica A. Hand.

42: Flesh

January 22nd, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Flesh by Yi Lei.

41: Sweeping the States

January 21st, 2019

5:00

Today's episode Sweeping the States by Jacob Saenz.

40: Kettling

January 18th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Kettling by January Gill O'Neil.

39: Walking Home

January 17th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Walking Home by Jay Udall.

38: Ode to the Pager

January 16th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Ode to the Pager by Marcus Jackson.

37: To My Twenty-Four-Year-Old Self

January 15th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is To My Twenty-Four-Year-Old Self by Brenda Shaughnessy.

36: Quiet Places

January 14th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Quiet Places by Lemn Sissay.

35: Poem Where I Be a Doe & You, by Effect, Are a Wolf

January 11th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Poem in Which I Be a Doe & You, by Effect, Are a Wolf by Danez Smith

34: Speaking Tree

January 10th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Speaking Tree by Joy Harjo.

33: Photograph: Circa 1960

January 9th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Photograph: Circa 1960 by Angela Jackson.

32: Gentrifier

January 8th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Gentrifier by Franny Choi.

31: Turtle, Swan

January 7th, 2019

6:30

Today's poem is Turtle, Swan by Mark Doty.

30: Vows

January 4th, 2019

5:00

Today's poem is Vows by Melissa Stein.

29: Our Dead Friend

January 3rd, 2019

4:59

Today's poem is Our Dead Friend by Alicia Suskin Ostriker.

28: On Kindness

January 2nd, 2019

7:40

Today's poem is On Kindness by Aracelis Girmay.

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