The Slowdown

The Slowdown

Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Poetry Foundation.... Show More

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May 22, 2019 5 min

Today's poem is The Year I Had Cancer by Brad Buchanan.

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May 21, 2019 5 min

Today's poem is Safe house by Busisiwe Mahlangu.

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May 20, 2019 5 min

Today's poem is Big Finish by Kimberly Johnson.

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Today's poem is My Parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary by Aaron Smith.

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May 16, 2019 5 min

Today's poem is Yoko by Thom Gunn.

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May 15, 2019 5 min

Today's poem is the break by Nate Marshall.

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Today’s poem is When Vision Narrows To A Single Beam of Light by Eleanor Wilner.

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Today's poem is When Vision Narrows To A Single Beam of Light by Eleanor Wilner.

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May 13, 2019 5 min

Today's poem is Whipping Tree by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

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May 13, 2019 5 min

Today's poem is Whipping Tree by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

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May 12, 2019 5 min

Today's poem is A Room of Her Own by Ming Di.

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May 12, 2019 5 min

Today's poem is A Room of Her Own by Ming Di.

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May 9, 2019 4 min

Today's poem is What's Left by Kerry Hardie.

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May 9, 2019 4 min

Today's poem is What's Left by Kerry Hardie.

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May 8, 2019 4 min

Today's poem is He Said by Gerald Stern.

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May 8, 2019 4 min

Today's poem is He Said by Gerald Stern.

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Today's poem is Migraine: Aura and Aftermath by Claudia Emerson.

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Today's poem is Migraine: Aura and Aftermath by Claudia Emerson.

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May 6, 2019 4 min

Today's poem is To The Republic by Frank Bidart.

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May 6, 2019 4 min

Today's poem is To The Republic by Frank Bidart.

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