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The Slowdown
Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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4.8 stars from 939 ratings
Thank you for this gift
I have often thought that these daily gems must take a lot of work. I appreciate your introductions to each prom so much; you are a wonderful guide. I now plan to find a collection of your work at my local indy bookstore.
Meta pelet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/20
The Slowdown is a Gift
I’ll miss you Tracy K Smith. I look forward to your new poems and amazing voice in the world. Thank you for introducing me to poets I may have never found without you. You are a gift.
Tayvallich via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/18/20
Feeding people is loving people.
Thank you, Tracy, for this poetry offering of love. I am grateful for these connections that I feel each day from the slowdown. Hearing your own and the other poets’ thoughts through your kind and gentle voice is a soothing balm for me these days. I will miss you, when your hiatus happens, and I...Read full review »
AEM2;-) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/29/20
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