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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135 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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Jay Besemer considers heredity and the uncertainty of one’s past.

  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Elisa Gabbert meditates on the nature of suffering and the language we use to describe it.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Rusty Morrison recalls an encounter in an airport and considers how touch can be a source of knowledge.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Julian Talamantez Brolaski considers the way we use pronouns to signal gender.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Richard Blanco remembers the 17 students killed in a mass-shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th, 2...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer imagines the prospect of a God who may have created humanity in order to battle evil.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Katy Lederer recalls her experience with in vitro fertilization and finds poetry in the language of science.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Kim Parko considers the politics of the word “bitch.”

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Donika Kelly recalls a class field trip to a sea lion sanctuary in the sixth grade and questions why certain lives are valued above others.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Diana Khoi Nguyen meditates on the importance of exchanging marital vows.

Bought by KHSU and KENW


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2