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

139: Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing

Today's poem is Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing by Toi Derricotte.

138: Still Life with Aspirin

Today's poem is Still Life with Aspirin by Lucie Brock-Broido.

137: What Kind of Times Are These

Today's poem is What Kind of Times Are These by Adrienne Rich.

136: Where There Were Steep Riverbanks

Today's poem is Where There Were Steep Riverbanks by Circe Maia.

135: Circe

134: Beehive

Today's poem is Beehive by Jean Toomer.

133: Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg

Today's poem is Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg by Richard Hugo.

132: Punishment

Today's poem is Punishment by Seamus Heaney.

131: I Loved You Before I Was Born

Today's poem is I Loved You Before I Was Born by Li-Young Lee.

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