The Poetry Foundation

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

Audio poems, poetry docs and poetry podcasts from The Poetry Foundation in Chicago.

Series

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160 Pieces

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.


Pieces

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Sawako Nakayasu imagines eating a bowl of girl soup and the conundrum posed by her own intervention.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Emily Skillings writes a tribute to poet John Ashbery, who died in September of 2017.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Rodney Koeneke considers the mystery and language of riddles.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Khaled Mattawa remembers the sense of hope felt during the Arab Spring and at the prospect of having a second child.

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Kirsten Ihns considers the way a poem can dance the reader’s mind.

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Eric Baus demonstrates how the powerful can learn from something seemingly small and weak.

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Cedar Sigo pays tribute to the poet Joanne Kyger, who died in March of 2017.

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Maureen Thorson recalls details of her life in 1989 when she was 10 years old.

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Jared Stanley imagines how climate change will displace populations and what that could mean for one’s family.

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Kimberly Lyons interrogates the purchase of second-hand clothes and the writing of poetry.

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  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2