PoetryNow

Series produced by The Poetry Foundation

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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.

The series will feature 52 episodes available for stations to broadcast in any quantity or combination, at no cost, starting June.


111 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Hanif Abdurriqib investigates a scene from Christopher Nolan’s film The Prestige and considers the costs of one’s life. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Meena Alexander meditates on her transnational upbringing and interrogates the question of one’s origins. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Claudia La Rocco writes a poem as a gift to a friend experiencing a difficult set of life circumstances. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Sophia Dahlin navigates a complicated set of emotions inside an emotionally abusive relationship. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Melissa Broder writes about self-realization and survival. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Lillian Yvonne Bertram meditates on conflicted romantic feelings during a summer spent in Maine. Produced by Ayana Contreras.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Emily Hunt documents her time working at a greenhouse for an online flower seller. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Laura Marie Marciano describes the feeling of freedom after closing a chapter in one’s life. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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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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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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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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
Caption: Elaine Kahn, poet
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
Caption: John Lennox, poet
John Lennox summons the presence of a friend who died suddenly and at a young age.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Anjuli Raza Kolb, poet
Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb describes how her grandfather rewrote verses of the Qur’an using only the @ sign on his typewriter.

Bought by KUER, KHSU, KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Nick Twemlow, poet
Nick Twemlow navigates the often bizarre and alienating world of the modern office.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Feliz Lucia Molina, poet
Feliz Lucia Molina remembers her life as a child while growing up in the San Fernando Valley.

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4