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.


139 Pieces

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Jessica Laser considers wisdom, poetry, and procrastination.

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Chris Martin composes a list of things one might do in hell.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Brian Lucas takes a speculative look at figures of deception.

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Ana Božičević explores the feelings and emotions of spring.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jay Besemer considers heredity and the uncertainty of one’s past.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Elisa Gabbert meditates on the nature of suffering and the language we use to describe it.

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Rusty Morrison recalls an encounter in an airport and considers how touch can be a source of knowledge.

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Julian Talamantez Brolaski considers the way we use pronouns to signal gender.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer imagines the prospect of a God who may have created humanity in order to battle evil.

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Katy Lederer recalls her experience with in vitro fertilization and finds poetry in the language of science.

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Hayan Charara considers how the world would be different today if certain historically significant events had not taken place in the late 1990s.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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francine j. harris revisits her childhood home in Detroit and imagines the ways destruction can be an empowering act.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Kim Parko considers the politics of the word “bitch.”

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  • 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.

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Diana Khoi Nguyen meditates on the importance of exchanging marital vows.

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Gabriel Ojeda-Sague describes a strange dream and considers the domestic space he has built with his partner. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Tongo Eisen-Martin examines the institutions artists and artworks occupy and uses writing as a challenge to power. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Ruben Quesada remembers a friend who died under mysterious circumstances and meditates on his own friends, loved ones, and mortality. Produced by K...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Toby Altman visits a hospital in Washington State designed by Bertrand Goldberg and considers the costs of making art in contemporary America. Prod...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4