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

479: The Piano Speaks

Today's poem is The Piano Speaks by Sandra Beasley. This week, we're featuring poems related to music. Songs that move and change us. Songs that heal us. What can...

478: There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

Today's poem is There Is a Light That Never Goes Out by Kevin Young. This week, we're featuring poems related to music. Songs that move and change us. Songs...

477: Groovin’ Low

Today's poem is Groovin' Low by A.B. Spellman. This week, we're featuring poems related to music. Songs that move and change us. Songs that heal us. What can we...

476: Minneapolipstick

Today's poem is Minneapolipstick by Rachel McKibbens. This week, we're featuring poems related to music. Songs that move and change us. Songs that heal us. What can we discover...

475: Some Call It God

Today's poem is Some Call It God by Jabari Asim.

474: In the middle of Metro Manila’s water crisis, my mother posts a picture of my siblings in a swimming pool

Today's poem is In the middle of Metro Manila's water crisis, my mother posts a picture of my siblings in a swimming pool by Kabel Mishka Ligot.

473: AQUÍ HAY TODO, MIJA

Today's poem is Aquí Hay Todo, Mija by Alexis Aceves Garcia.

472: We Have Been Believers

Today's poem is We Have Been Believers by Margaret Walker.

471: One Vote

Today's poem is One Vote by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

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