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Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.

Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.

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United States

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Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.

Language:

English


Episodes

560: I, Lover

12/6/2021
Today's poem is I, Lover by Elsa Gidlow.

Duration:00:06:49

559: Parable of Childhood

12/3/2021
Today's poem is Parable of Childhood by Wayne Miller.

Duration:00:06:14

558: City That Does Not Sleep

12/2/2021
Today's poem is City That Does Not Sleep by Federico García Lorca. Translated by Robert Bly.

Duration:00:07:03

557: from A Year

12/1/2021
Today's poem is from A Year by Jos Charles.

Duration:00:06:03

556: Our Land

11/30/2021
Today's poem is Our Land by Langston Hughes.

Duration:00:06:12

556: Our Land

11/30/2021
Today's poem is Our Land by Langston Hughes.

Duration:00:04:59

555: Private Property

11/29/2021
Today's poem is Private Property by Analicia Sotelo.

Duration:00:06:36

554: Sonoran Desert Poem

11/26/2021
Today's poem is Sonoran Desert Poem by Jake Skeets.

Duration:00:06:20

553: Daylight Saving, Age 5

11/25/2021
Today's poem is Daylight Saving, Age 5 by James Crews.

Duration:00:05:26

552: Hammond B3 Organ Cistern

11/24/2021
Today's poem is Hammond B3 Organ Cistern by Gabrielle Calvocoressi.

Duration:00:06:24

551: Tangerine Peel

11/23/2021
Today's poem is Tangerine Peel by Mary Ruefle.

Duration:00:05:46

550: My Standard Response

11/22/2021
Today's poem is My Standard Response by Karenne Wood.

Duration:00:06:28

549: Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised as a Love Poem

11/19/2021
Today's poem is Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised as a Love Poem by Matthew Olzmann.

Duration:00:05:33

548: I Wonder If I Will Miss The Moss

11/18/2021
Today's poem is I Wonder If I Will Miss The Moss by Jane Mead.

Duration:00:05:58

547: Travel

11/17/2021
Today's poem is Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Duration:00:06:41

546: Ouroboros (Or: A Brief Dip Into the Relationship I Have with My Mother)

11/16/2021
Today's poem is Ouroboros (Or: A Brief Dip Into the Relationship I Have with My Mother) by Juliette Givhan.

Duration:00:05:53

545: Response, Years Later, to Two Male Poets I Overheard Discussing How Sick They Were of Women's Poems about the Body

11/15/2021
Today's poem is Response, Years Later, to Two Male Poets I Overheard Discussing How Sick They Were of Women's Poems about the Body by Meghan Dunn.

Duration:00:05:15

544: Elegy for Estrogen

11/12/2021
Today's poem is Elegy for Estrogen by V. Penelope Pelizzon.

Duration:00:06:14

543: The Hummingbird

11/11/2021
Today's poem is The Hummingbird by Blas Falconer.

Duration:00:06:18

542: In Gratitude

11/10/2021
Today's poem is In Gratitude by Abigail Carroll.

Duration:00:06:38