The Poetry Foundation

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

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

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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

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Meryl Streep narrates an hour-long documentary special about how the Women’s Movement changed poetry, and how women poets changed the culture.

Bought by WRGY, KMUN, 'The Sea', KVCR, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 55
Caption: Rodney Koeneke, poet
Rodney Koeneke considers the mystery and language of riddles.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Johannes Goransson, poet
Johannes Göransson catalogs his summer travels through Berlin and Stockholm.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vi Khi Nao, poet
Vi Khi Nao’s poem inhabits the scene of a painting composed in 1998.

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Kit Robinson, Poet
Kit Robinson describes a walk home on a summer night as a cinematic experience.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Emily Skillings, poet
Emily Skillings writes a tribute to poet John Ashbery who died in September of 2017.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Feb 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Harmony Holiday, poet
Harmony Holiday meditates on her biracial heritage and the legacy of her parents.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jennifer Firestone, poet
Jennifer Firestone recounts the state of dementia in a loved one.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: David Shook, poet
David Shook responds to a poem by Pablo Neruda with his own poem set in present-day Middle East.

Bought by KUER, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Joanna Klink, poet
Joanna Klink meditates on personal loss.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2