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: Andrew Zawacki, poet, Credit: Sandrine Zawacki
Andrew Zawacki meditates on the difficulty of writing a personal poem after the birth of his daughter.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Melissa Broder, poet, Credit: Lord Byron
Melissa Broder writes about self-realization and survival.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hayan Charara, poet, Credit: Rachel de Cordova
Hayan Charara considers how the world would be different today if certain historically significant events had not taken place in the late 1990s.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hai-Dang Phan, poet
Hai-Dang Phan examines archival documents concerning the abduction of a young Vietnamese woman by Thai pirates in the 1980s.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, KENW, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: May 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Joyelle McSweeney, poet, Credit: Forrest Gander
Joyelle McSweeney thinks about various forms of infection and contagion facing the human race.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Simone White documents a mother’s life with her infant son.

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


  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Timothy Yu, poet, Credit: Margarita Corporan
Timothy Yu meditates on perceptions of race, on television and in social media.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Camille Guthrie, poet, Credit: Osorio Arts
Camille Guthrie discusses the virtues of living like Icelandic popstar Björk.

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Caitlin Doyle, poet, Credit: Michael Robinson
Caitlin Doyle thinks about romance novels at the end of a relationship.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Fady Joudah, poet, Credit: Cybele Knowles
Fady Joudah describes a car ride through a national park and observes wildlife, both living and dead.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3