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.


116 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Lisa Wells recalls a time in the woods with her father and meditates on the climate crisis threatening life on earth. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, PRX Remix, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Randall Mann remembers a poem by Richard Wilbur and addresses social and spiritual concerns of San Francisco, the city where he has lived for 20 ye...

Bought by PRX Remix, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Ali Power considers the relationship between a psychotherapist and her patient. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by PRX Remix, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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During a poetry workshop, Bridget Talone composes a poem inspired by the writing of poet David Larsen. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Celina Su looks at the environmental consequences involved with offshore drilling and fracking. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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