PoetryNow

Series produced by The Poetry Foundation

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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.

The series will feature 52 episodes available for stations to broadcast in any quantity or combination, at no cost, starting June.


124 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Diana Khoi Nguyen meditates on the importance of exchanging marital vows.

Bought by KHSU and KENW


  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Gabriel Ojeda-Segue describes a strange dream and considers the domestic space he has built with his partner. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KHSU and KENW


  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Tongo Eisen-Martin examines the institutions artists and artworks occupy and uses writing as a challenge to power. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Ruben Quesada remembers a friend who died under mysterious circumstances and meditates on his own friends, loved ones, and mortality. Produced by K...

Bought by KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Toby Altman visits a hospital in Washington State designed by Bertrand Goldberg and considers the costs of making art in contemporary America. Prod...

Bought by KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Edmund Berrigan finds an old photo of his mother and father and describes a rich web of detail from the image. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Mark Tardi begins a poem with a line from the journal of the artist Francesca Woodman, a photographer known for her haunting self-portraits. Produc...

Bought by KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Brenda Hillman explores the many nuances of human emotions and articulates the moment before a feeling comes into being. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Lisa Wells recalls a time in the woods with her father and meditates on the climate crisis threatening life on earth. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, PRX Remix, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Randall Mann remembers a poem by Richard Wilbur and addresses social and spiritual concerns of San Francisco, the city where he has lived for 20 ye...

Bought by KHSU, PRX Remix, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Ali Power considers the relationship between a psychotherapist and her patient. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by PRX Remix, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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During a poetry workshop, Bridget Talone composes a poem inspired by the writing of poet David Larsen. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Celina Su looks at the environmental consequences involved with offshore drilling and fracking. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Hanif Abdurriqib investigates a scene from Christopher Nolan’s film The Prestige and considers the costs of one’s life. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Meena Alexander meditates on her transnational upbringing and interrogates the question of one’s origins. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Claudia La Rocco writes a poem as a gift to a friend experiencing a difficult set of life circumstances. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Sophia Dahlin navigates a complicated set of emotions inside an emotionally abusive relationship. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Melissa Broder writes about self-realization and survival. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Lillian Yvonne Bertram meditates on conflicted romantic feelings during a summer spent in Maine. Produced by Ayana Contreras.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Emily Hunt documents her time working at a greenhouse for an online flower seller. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2