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.


152 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Jared Stanley imagines how climate change will displace populations and what that could mean for one’s family.

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Kimberly Lyons interrogates the purchase of second-hand clothes and the writing of poetry.

  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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André Naffis-Sahely visits the desert of New Mexico and contemplates the cruelty of the Trump Administration’s policy of family separation at the s...

  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:00

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Patricia Spears Jones considers the dynamics of race through the lens of a 1930s Mae West film.

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Geoffrey Hilsabeck imagines a conversation between Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson as they walk through Boston Common.

  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Katy Bohinc leaves Paris and writes a poem of apology after a misunderstanding with someone close to her.

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Norma Cole meditates on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Ginger Ko imagines the near future when humans will possess a fully automated representative.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Callie Garnett makes an ad pitch for her poetry.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Simone White documents a mother’s life with her infant son. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KENW, KALW, and WWNO


  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Chris Glomski considers the variables that comprise a human life.

Bought by KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Justin Phillip Reed imagines an inverted history of slavery.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Jessica Laser considers wisdom, poetry, and procrastination.

Bought by KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Chris Martin composes a list of things one might do in hell.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Brian Lucas takes a speculative look at figures of deception.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Ana Božičević explores the feelings and emotions of spring.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jay Besemer considers heredity and the uncertainty of one’s past.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Elisa Gabbert meditates on the nature of suffering and the language we use to describe it.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Rusty Morrison recalls an encounter in an airport and considers how touch can be a source of knowledge.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Feb 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3