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.


160 Pieces

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Sawako Nakayasu imagines eating a bowl of girl soup and the conundrum posed by her own intervention.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Emily Skillings writes a tribute to poet John Ashbery, who died in September of 2017.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Rodney Koeneke considers the mystery and language of riddles.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Khaled Mattawa remembers the sense of hope felt during the Arab Spring and at the prospect of having a second child.

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Kirsten Ihns considers the way a poem can dance the reader’s mind.

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Eric Baus demonstrates how the powerful can learn from something seemingly small and weak.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Cedar Sigo pays tribute to the poet Joanne Kyger, who died in March of 2017.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Maureen Thorson recalls details of her life in 1989 when she was 10 years old.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Jared Stanley imagines how climate change will displace populations and what that could mean for one’s family.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Kimberly Lyons interrogates the purchase of second-hand clothes and the writing of poetry.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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André Naffis-Sahely visits the desert of Arizona and contemplates the cruelty of the Trump Administration’s policy of family separation at the sout...

Bought by KENW, KALW, and KRZA


  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jasmine Gibson writes a love poem to her partner.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Patricia Spears Jones considers the dynamics of race through the lens of a 1930s Mae West film.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Geoffrey Hilsabeck imagines a conversation between Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson as they walk through Boston Common.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Katy Bohinc leaves Paris and writes a poem of apology after a misunderstanding with someone close to her.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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