The Slowdown

The Slowdown

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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May 24, 2022 5 min

Today’s poem is The Point by C. Dale Young.

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Today’s poem is The Years That The Days and Months Turned Into by Shafer Hall.

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May 20, 2022 5 min

Today’s poem is Self-Care by Solmaz Sharif.

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Today’s poem is You're the One I Wanna Watch the Last Ships Go Down With by Brian Tierney.

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May 18, 2022 5 min

Today’s poem is Practicing by Ciona Rouse.

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May 17, 2022 4 min

Today’s poem is Last Sundays at Bootleggers by Carlos Andrés Gómez.

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Today’s poem is [chiasmus with all the other animals] by Brenda Hillman.

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Today’s poem is My Ornithology (Orange-crowned Warbler) by Hai-Dang Phan

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May 12, 2022 5 min

Today’s poem is New Town by Aleksandar Hemon

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May 11, 2022 5 min

Today’s poem is The Cattle Dog by Jenn Givhan

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May 10, 2022 4 min

Today’s poem is September by Alexis Sears.

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May 9, 2022 5 min

Today’s poem is Think of Me, Laughing by Major Jackson

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May 6, 2022 5 min

Today’s poem is Blueberries for Cal by Brenda Shaughnessy

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May 5, 2022 4 min

Today’s poem is Lament by Barbara Jane Reyes.

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Today’s poem is Now That You've Met God, Where to Go From Here by Anthony Aguero

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May 3, 2022 5 min

Today’s poem is Against Mastery by Brionne Janae.

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May 2, 2022 4 min

Today’s poem is Metro-North by Jason Barry.

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Today’s poem is Prayer Beginning with a Line by Czaykowski by Pablo Piñero Stillmann.

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April 28, 2022 5 min

Today’s poem is The Evening Meeting by Matthew Zapruder.

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April 27, 2022 4 min

Today’s poem is To Be in Love by Gwendolyn Brooks.

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