The Poetry Foundation

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

Audio poems, poetry docs and poetry podcasts from The Poetry Foundation in Chicago.

Series

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103 Pieces

If you've ever been curious about why and how a poem gets made, PoetryNow is a weekly 4-minute, modular radio program that offers an audio immersion into the concept of a poem. Listen to and follow the inner workings of a new poem as poets read and talk about their work on PoetryNow, a presentation of The Poetry Foundation.


Pieces

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Kazim Ali focuses on the way attention to sound can open a spiritual dimension in poetry. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
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Ryo Yamaguchi considers how future generations may characterize our present moment in time. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
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Daniel Poppick thinks about fear and recalls a woman from Queens who was disfigured in an acid attack in 2015.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Alan Felsenthal lists and blesses aspects of his life, large and small, for which he is grateful. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW, KALW, and KHSU


  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Gillian Conoley discusses the devastation wrought by the October 2017 Northern California wildfires, the most destructive in the state’s history.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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After an artist residency at Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Science, Carrie Olivia Adams celebrates the lives of pioneering women in me...

Bought by KALW, KHSU, KENW, and WFMT Station Account


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Kenyatta Rogers distracts himself with writing during an uncomfortable flight from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Elaine Kahn meditates on care, loss, and the uncertainty of the future.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Noel Black, poet
Noel Black imagines singing karaoke on a yacht to the music of Michael McDonald.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mary Cisper, poet
Mary Cisper mediates on loss and grief after the death of her former husband.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3