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.


105 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Emily Hunt documents her time working at a greenhouse for an online flower seller. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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
Caption: Roberto Harrison, poet
Roberto Harrison imagines a time when death itself will be artificial.

Bought by KUER, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Prageeta Sharma, poet
Prageeta Sharma reflects on the last night of intimacy with her terminally ill partner.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Randall Horton, poet
Randall Horton thinks about the ways we trap ourselves and others in boxes.

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Diana Arterian, poet
Diana Arterian describes the wedding ceremony of Agrippina the Younger, Empress of Rome and mother to the infamous Emperor Nero.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Johannes Goransson, poet
Johannes Göransson catalogs his summer travels through Berlin and Stockholm.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vi Khi Nao, poet
Vi Khi Nao’s poem inhabits the scene of a painting composed in 1998.

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4