The Poetry Foundation

Caption: PRX default GroupAccount image
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

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

Series

Series image
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: Kimberley Lyons, poet
Kimberly Lyons interrogates the purchase of second-hand clothes and the writing of poetry.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Aug 14, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sara Deniz Akant, poet
Sara Deniz Akant considers the virtues and meaning of one’s name.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Nikki Wallschlaeger, poet
Nikki Wallschlaeger meditates on issues of accountability.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Francisco Aragon, poet
Francisco Aragón describes a threatening incident against a college student after the 2016 election.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sunnylyn Thibodaoux, poet
Sunnylyn Thibodeaux mediates on the anxieties and ambitions of adult life.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Jul 17, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Amanda Nadelberg, poet
Amanda Nadelberg reflects on life accomplishments and what has been left unachieved.

Bought by KENW, KALW, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Douglas Kearney, poet, Credit: Rafael Hernandez
Douglas Kearney pays tribute to the late music icon Prince.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Juan Delgado, poet
Juan Delgado describes a dangerous journey by a series of freight trains that migrants from Central America use to reach the U.S. border.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: John Tipton, poet, Credit: Stephanie Tipton
John Tipton looks at the Rosetta Spacecraft’s September 2016 landing on a comet orbiting Jupiter.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Atsuro Riley, poet, Credit: Sven Wiederholt
Atsuro Riley imagines the life of a young runaway from the south.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4