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

679: Self-Care

Today’s poem is Self-Care by Solmaz Sharif.

678: You’re the One I Wanna Watch the Last Ships Go Down With

Today’s poem is You're the One I Wanna Watch the Last Ships Go Down With by Brian Tierney.

677: Practicing

Today’s poem is Practicing by Ciona Rouse.

676: Last Sundays at Bootleggers

Today’s poem is Last Sundays at Bootleggers by Carlos Andrés Gómez.

675: [chiasmus with all the other animals]

Today’s poem is [chiasmus with all the other animals] by Brenda Hillman.

674: My Ornithology (Orange-crowned Warbler)

Today’s poem is My Ornithology (Orange-crowned Warbler) by Hai-Dang Phan

672: The Cattle Dog

Today’s poem is The Cattle Dog by Jenn Ghivan

671: September

Today’s poem is September by Alexis Sears.

670: Think of Me, Laughing

Today’s poem is Think of Me, Laughing by Major Jackson

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