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

470: Say Thank You Say I’m Sorry

Today's poem is Say Thank You Say I'm Sorry by Jericho Brown.

469: Dusty Lemons

Today's poem is Dusty Lemons by Maja Lukic.

468: “You Will Never Get Death / Out of Your System”

Today's episode is “You Will Never Get Death / Out of Your System” by Dana Levin.

467: The Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire

Today's poem is The Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire by Sarah Kay.

466: The Hastily Assembled Angel Falls at the Beginning of the World

Today's poem is The Hastily Assembled Angel Falls at the Beginning of the World by Shane McCrae.

465: praise poets and their pens

Today's poem is praise poets and their pens by JP Howard.

464: Chance Meeting

Today's poem is Chance Meeting by Susan Browne.

463: To be of use

Today's poem is To be of use by Marge Piercy.

462: What It’s Like to Fall In Love

Today's poem is What It's Like to Fall In Love by Heidi Seaborn.

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