The Slowdown

The Slowdown

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The Slowdown

Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Poetry Foundation.
Title Date Listen Download
81: Parable of a Firstborn Mar 18, 2019 Listen Download
80: Muse Mar 15, 2019 Listen Download
79: Trans Is Against Nostalgia Mar 14, 2019 Listen Download
78: Introduction to Patriarchy Mar 13, 2019 Listen Download
77: Utsuroi Mar 12, 2019 Listen Download
76: Listen Mar 11, 2019 Listen Download
75: The Unwritten Mar 8, 2019 Listen Download
74: Waking Up Mar 7, 2019 Listen Download
73: If They Come for Us Mar 6, 2019 Listen Download
72: Bat Mar 5, 2019 Listen Download
71: Naomi Mar 4, 2019 Listen Download
70: On the Death of WWE Professional Wrestler Chyna Mar 1, 2019 Listen Download
69: On Days When We Both Travel Feb 28, 2019 Listen Download
68: The Line-Up Feb 27, 2019 Listen Download
67: Out of Some Other Paradise Feb 26, 2019 Listen Download
66: Still Life with Little Brother Feb 25, 2019 Listen Download
65: Kosmos Feb 22, 2019 Listen Download
64: I like to see it lap the Miles Feb 21, 2019 Listen Download
63: Wind Feb 20, 2019 Listen Download
62: supply and demand Feb 19, 2019 Listen Download
61: Europe Feb 18, 2019 Listen Download
60: Tamed Feb 15, 2019 Listen Download
59: Coming Out Feb 14, 2019 Listen Download
58: The Singing School Feb 13, 2019 Listen Download
57: In Memory of Shame Feb 12, 2019 Listen Download
56: Name That Means Holy in Greek Feb 11, 2019 Listen Download
55: America (peaches) Feb 8, 2019 Listen Download
54: Dancing in Buses Feb 7, 2019 Listen Download
53: Boy in Park Feb 6, 2019 Listen Download
52: Gizzard Song Feb 5, 2019 Listen Download
51: The Mystical Rose Feb 4, 2019 Listen Download
50: Dear P. Feb 1, 2019 Listen Download
49: The View Jan 31, 2019 Listen Download
48: Elegy for Smoking Jan 30, 2019 Listen Download
47: The Emperor's Deer Jan 29, 2019 Listen Download
46: Origin Stories Jan 28, 2019 Listen Download
45: Self-Portrait with Sylvia Plath's Braid Jan 25, 2019 Listen Download
44: Swatting Flies Jan 24, 2019 Listen Download
43: Black is Beautiful Jan 23, 2019 Listen Download
42: Flesh Jan 22, 2019 Listen Download
41: Sweeping the States Jan 21, 2019 Listen Download
40: Kettling Jan 18, 2019 Listen Download
39: Walking Home Jan 17, 2019 Listen Download
38: Ode to the Pager Jan 16, 2019 Listen Download
37: To My Twenty-Four-Year-Old Self Jan 15, 2019 Listen Download
36: Quiet Places Jan 14, 2019 Listen Download
35: Poem in Which I Be a Doe & You, by Effect, Are a Wolf Jan 11, 2019 Listen Download
34: Speaking Tree Jan 10, 2019 Listen Download
33: Photograph: Circa 1960 Jan 9, 2019 Listen Download
32: Gentrifier Jan 8, 2019 Listen Download
31: Turtle, Swan Jan 7, 2019 Listen Download
30: Vows Jan 4, 2019 Listen Download
29: Our Dead Friend Jan 3, 2019 Listen Download
28: On Kindness Jan 2, 2019 Listen Download
27: The Raincoat Jan 1, 2019 Listen Download
26: Against the Promise of a View Dec 31, 2018 Listen Download
25: The Star Market Dec 28, 2018 Listen Download
24: A Talk with My Grandson, Age Six Dec 27, 2018 Listen Download
23: My Father at 49, Working the Night Shift at B&R Diesel Dec 26, 2018 Listen Download
22: Love (III) Dec 25, 2018 Listen Download
21: 'N'em Dec 24, 2018 Listen Download
20: Therapist 4 Dec 21, 2018 Listen Download
19: Hip-Hop Ghazal Dec 20, 2018 Listen Download
18: Prayer on Aladdin's Lamp Dec 19, 2018 Listen Download
17: Woman on Cell Phone Dragging an Empty Cart Through Washington Square Park Dec 18, 2018 Listen Download
16: Spring Dec 17, 2018 Listen Download
15: Old Wives' Tales on Which I Was Fed Dec 14, 2018 Listen Download
14: Apocalypse, Umbrian Master, about 1490 Dec 13, 2018 Listen Download
13: What the Memories Said Dec 12, 2018 Listen Download
12: Hair on Fire Dec 11, 2018 Listen Download
11: Poetry Recitation at St. Catherine's School for Girls Dec 10, 2018 Listen Download
10: The Humanities Dec 7, 2018 Listen Download
9: Portrait of the Alcoholic with Withdrawal Dec 6, 2018 Listen Download
8: Pentatina for Five Vowels Dec 5, 2018 Listen Download
7: Reverse Suicide Dec 4, 2018 Listen Download
6: Brokeheart: Just like that Dec 3, 2018 Listen Download
5: In the Hospital Nov 30, 2018 Listen Download
4: Donating the Cake Dome Nov 29, 2018 Listen Download
3: Proximities Nov 28, 2018 Listen Download
2: True Stories about Koko Taylor Nov 27, 2018 Listen Download
1: 564 park avenue Nov 26, 2018 Listen Download
Coming soon: The Slowdown Oct 1, 2018 Listen Download

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