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: Tyrone Williams, poet
Tyrone Williams imagines a motorist’s confrontation with the police in a strip mall parking lot.

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Quraysh Ali Lansana, poet, Credit: Alan Tarin
Quraysh Ali Lansana recalls a compromised night on the U.S./Mexico border.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, PRX Remix, and KENW


  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Kaveh Akbar, poet, Credit: Paige Lewis
Kaveh Akbar describes a nascent sexuality emerging in a life troubled by alcohol.

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Shane McCrae, poet
Shane McCrae imagines the life of the adopted son of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Philip Jenks, poet
Philip Jenks considers the word “dust,” from Biblical language to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Hannah Brooks-Motl, poet, Credit: CS Ward
Hannah Brooks-Motl reflects on the course of a life and its future

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Roberto Tejada, poet, Credit: Hillsman Jackson
Roberto Tejada guides through an underworld of surveillance.

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Eric Amling. poet
Eric Amling remembers the death of a beloved celebrity and considers a world saturated in pharmaceuticals.

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Monica McClure, poet, Credit: David Worthington
Monica McClure imagines a prophet in the forest who collects the lives of men.

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Garrett Caples, Credit: Suzanne Kleid
Garrett Caples pays tribute to poet Bill Berkson, a personal friend and a central figure in American poetry since the 1960s.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3