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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Kenyatta Rogers distracts himself with writing during an uncomfortable flight from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Elaine Kahn, poet
Elaine Kahn meditates on care, loss, and the uncertainty of the future.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Noel Black, poet
Noel Black imagines singing karaoke on a yacht to the music of Michael McDonald.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mary Cisper, poet
Mary Cisper mediates on loss and grief after the death of her former husband.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: John Lennox, poet
John Lennox summons the presence of a friend who died suddenly and at a young age.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Anjuli Raza Kolb, poet
Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb describes how her grandfather rewrote verses of the Qur’an using only the @ sign on his typewriter.

Bought by KUER, KHSU, KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Nick Twemlow, poet
Nick Twemlow navigates the often bizarre and alienating world of the modern office.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Feliz Lucia Molina, poet
Feliz Lucia Molina remembers her life as a child while growing up in the San Fernando Valley.

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Roberto Harrison, poet
Roberto Harrison imagines a time when death itself will be artificial.

Bought by KUER, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Prageeta Sharma, poet
Prageeta Sharma reflects on the last night of intimacy with her terminally ill partner.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2