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

148: The Clam

Today's poem is The Clam by Keith Leonard.

147: Changeling

Today's poem is Changeling by Hieu Minh Nguyen.

146: The White Fires of Venus

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

145: Mighty Pawns

Today's poem is Mighty Pawns by Major Jackson.

144: The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians

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

143: Untitled

Today's poem is Untitled by Sesshu Foster.

142: Ozymandias

Today's poem is Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

141: Ego

Today's poem is Ego by Denise Duhamel.

140: To the Thawing Wind

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

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