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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173 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: Alli Warren, poet, Credit: Andrew Kenower
Alli Warren mingles tropes of baseball, horticulture, and birdwatching as she celebrates her life.

Bought by KSKA, KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: J. Michael Martinez, poet
J. Michael Martinez writes of love and the body through the language of the natural world.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, poet
Lillian Yvonne Bertram meditates on conflicted romantic feelings during a summer spent in Maine.

Bought by KALW, WOUB, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Cornelius Eady, poet, Credit: Lynda Koolish
Cornelius Eady reenacts a scene of racial discrimination from the film A Raisin in the Sun.

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


  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: David Trinidad, poet, Credit: Alyssa Lynee
David Trinidad describes a movie set for a cop film set in 1970s San Francisco.

Bought by KALW, WOUB, and KENW


  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Farnoosh Fathi, poet
Farnoosh Fathi reads a poem on the occasion of poet John Ashbery’s 87th birthday.

Bought by KVNO, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A poem about Thanksgiving by Sandra M. Gilbert.

Bought by WHRV and KHNS


  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
  • Purchases: 2
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A poem about Thanksgiving by Sharon Olds, read by Eliza Foss

  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:47
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This classic poem, by Romantic poet John Keats, celebrates the beauty of the season.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 02:16
  • Purchases: 1
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This contemporary poem gets into the mind of a wide receiver in the middle of a play.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:23
  • Purchases: 1