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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175 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

Caption: David Lau, poet
David Lau combines opera, theater, and avant garde art in a poem inspired by student protests.

Bought by KVNO, PRX Remix, KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
Tsering Wangmo Dhompa meditates on political exile and personal loss.

Bought by KVNO, PRX Remix, KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Cynthia  Cruz
Cynthia Cruz draws on Biblical language to imagine a world both concrete and virtual.

Bought by KVNO, KALW, KENW, KHSU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Carmen Jimenez Smith
Carmen Giménez Smith reads a poem in response to a photograph by the 1970s East Los Angeles art collective Asco.

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Uyayoan Noel
Urayoán Noel considers the pleasures of coffee and how those pleasures may differ between the English and Spanish languages.

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: francine harris
francine j. harris revisits her childhood home in Detroit and imagines the ways destruction can be an empowering act.

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Sueyeun Juliette Lee, poet
Sueyeun Juliette Lee mediates on loss and its aftermath.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Joshua Edwards, poet
Joshua Edwards mediates on the nature of work and communal living.

Bought by KVNO, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Julien Poirier, poet, Credit: Peter Freedberger
Julien Poirier navigates the line between what can be imagined and what is real.

Bought by KVNO, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Tyehimba Jess, poet
Tyehimba Jess pays tribute to Sissieretta Jones, the first African-American to perform at Carnegie Hall in 1892.

Bought by KVNO, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4