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The Slowdown

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The Slowdown

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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.

Latest Episodes

357: The Third Dimension

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

4 MIN2 h ago
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357: The Third Dimension

356: Momma Said

Today's poem is Momma Said by Candace Williams.

4 MIN1 d ago
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356: Momma Said

355: Hotel

Today's poem is Hotel by Lorna Dee Cervantes.

4 MIN4 d ago
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355: Hotel

354: In the House of Maria Callas

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

4 MIN5 d ago
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354: In the House of Maria Callas

353: For My People

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

4 MIN6 d ago
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353: For My People

352: Interesting Times

Today's poem is Interesting Times by Mark Jarman.

4 MIN1 w ago
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352: Interesting Times

351: Fish Heads

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

4 MIN1 w ago
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351: Fish Heads

350: Obedience, or the Lying Tale

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

4 MIN1 w ago
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350: Obedience, or the Lying Tale

A message from Tracy

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 want to hear from you. What kinds of poems would be useful for the thoughts and feelings you're living with? Reach out to us at bit.ly/slowdowncontact

1 MIN1 w ago
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A message from Tracy

349: Ikebana

Today's poem is Ikebana by Cathy Song.

4 MIN1 w ago
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349: Ikebana

Latest Episodes

357: The Third Dimension

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

4 MIN2 h ago
Comments
357: The Third Dimension

356: Momma Said

Today's poem is Momma Said by Candace Williams.

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
356: Momma Said

355: Hotel

Today's poem is Hotel by Lorna Dee Cervantes.

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
355: Hotel

354: In the House of Maria Callas

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

4 MIN5 d ago
Comments
354: In the House of Maria Callas

353: For My People

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

4 MIN6 d ago
Comments
353: For My People

352: Interesting Times

Today's poem is Interesting Times by Mark Jarman.

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
352: Interesting Times

351: Fish Heads

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

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
351: Fish Heads

350: Obedience, or the Lying Tale

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

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
350: Obedience, or the Lying Tale

A message from Tracy

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 want to hear from you. What kinds of poems would be useful for the thoughts and feelings you're living with? Reach out to us at bit.ly/slowdowncontact

1 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A message from Tracy

349: Ikebana

Today's poem is Ikebana by Cathy Song.

4 MIN1 w ago
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349: Ikebana
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