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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164 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: Joshua Clover, poet, Credit: C. Dingler
For the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, Joshua Clover offers to read poetry at the White House.

Bought by KENW, KHSU, KRZA, KMUD, New Hampshire Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Yusef Komunyakaa, poet
Yusef Komunyakaa remembers a swimming hole frequented as a child.

Bought by KALW, KENW, KHSU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Rachel Galvin, poet, Credit: Nicholas Barberio
Rachel Galvin contemplates the politics of complicity.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: John Yau, poet, Credit: Eve Aschheim
John Yau meditates on mortality and the remembrance of the dead.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Andrew Joron, Poet
Andrew Joron mediates on the cycle of the moon in language that shifts and slips in meaning.

Bought by KHNS, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Dec 12, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Yolanda Wisher, poet, Credit: Ryan Collerd
Yolanda Wisher wonders about the type of heart the Tin Woman might long to have.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Idra Novey, poet, Credit: Donata Zannoti
Idra Novey imagines the thoughts of a man pregnant with a panda bear.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Patricia Spears Jones, poet, Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Patricia Spears Jones considers the dynamics of race through the lens of a 1930s Mae West film.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Margaret Noodin, poet, Credit: Troye Fox
Margaret Noodin sings a poem in Anishinaabemowin and discusses Native American languages and heritage.

Bought by KHNS, KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Dara Wier, poet, Credit: Julia Johnson
Dara Wier meditates on the mind’s need for security and sanctuary from a troubled world.

Bought by KALW, PRX Remix, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3