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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176 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: 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
Caption: Hoa Nguyen, poet, Credit: Julie Thi Underhill
Hoa Nguyen considers the objects of jokes and humor.

Bought by KVNO, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Vincent Katz observes a March evening as the city of New York goes about its daily life.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Barbara Jane Reyes, poet, Credit: Oscar Bermeo
Barbara Jane Reyes remembers and praises the life of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina domestic worker who was swindled into becoming a drug mule.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Noelle Kocot investigates the politics and power of the pronoun “they.”

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Reginald Dwayne Betts, poet, Credit:  Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Reginald Dwayne Betts recalls a fellow inmate with respect and admiration for the man’s integrity.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ana Bozicevic, poet
Ana Božičević explores the feelings and emotions of spring.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ocean Vuong
Ocean Vuong remembers Tamir Rice, the 12-year old boy killed by police in Cleveland, OH in 2014.

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


  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Gerard Malanga, poet
Gerard Malanga responds to the poaching and endangerment of elephants.

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


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Kiki Petrosino, poet
Kiki Petrosino imagines an escape from a fairy house.

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


  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5