The Slowdown

Hosted ByTracy K. Smith

Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

All Episodes

706: Scavenged

Today’s poem is Scavenged by Dion O'Reilly.

705: The Bats

Today’s poem is The Bats by Mark Wunderlich.

704: Hunter’s Moon

Today’s poem is Hunter's Moon by Ansel Elkins.

703: A Thousand Cardinals

Today’s poem is A Thousand Cardinals by Julian Randall.

702: Slow Drag with Branches of Pine

Today’s poem is Slow Drag with Branches of Pine by Ama Codjoe.

701: Summer Sorrow

Today’s poem is Summer Sorrow by Leonora Speyer.

700: Juneteenth, 2020

Today’s poem is Juneteenth, 2020 by Mariama J. Lockington.

699: Photosynthesis

Today’s poem is Photosynthesis by Ashley M. Jones.

698: Morning Freight

Today’s poem is Morning Freight by Sophia Terazawa.

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