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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176 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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Donika Kelly recalls a class field trip to a sea lion sanctuary in the sixth grade and questions why certain lives are valued above others.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Diana Khoi Nguyen meditates on the importance of exchanging marital vows.

Bought by KHSU and KENW


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Hayan Charara considers how the world would be different today if certain historically significant events had not taken place in the late 1990s.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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francine j. harris revisits her childhood home in Detroit and imagines the ways destruction can be an empowering act.

Bought by KHSU


  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Gabriel Ojeda-Sague describes a strange dream and considers the domestic space he has built with his partner. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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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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 KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4