Episodes
Today's poem is You Are Who I Love by Aracelis Girmay.
Published 10/30/20
Today's poem is What the Kids in Subtle Asian Traits Know by Jennifer G. Lai.
Published 10/29/20
Today's poem is Before the Riot by Kwame Dawes.
Published 10/28/20
Today's poem is To D.B. by Edward Hirsch.
Published 10/27/20
Today's poem is Facial Recognition by Alice Liang.
Published 10/26/20
Today's poem is The Party by Jason Shinder. This episode originally aired May 1, 2020.
Published 10/23/20
Today's poem is Leaving Tulsa by Jennifer Elise Foerster.
Published 10/22/20
Today's poem is Owed to the 99 Cent Store by Joshua Bennett.
Published 10/21/20
Today's poem is Gwendolyn Brooks: America in the Wintertime by Haki R. Madhubuti.
Published 10/20/20
An update about the show and a message from Tracy K. Smith.
Published 10/19/20
Today's poem is a brief meditation on breath by Yesenia Montilla.
Published 10/19/20
Today's poem is Naming Ceremony by Hafizah Geter. This episode originally aired on April 4, 2020.
Published 10/16/20
Today's poem is Often I am Permitted to Return to the City by Phillip B. Williams.
Published 10/15/20
Today's poem is Red Wine Spills by L. Ash Williams.
Published 10/14/20
Today's poem is i woke up and the day caught me by Kara Jackson.
Published 10/13/20
Today's poem is aubade for the whole hood by Nate Marshall.
Published 10/12/20
Today's poem is And We Love Life by Mahmoud Darwish. This episode originally aired May 14, 2020.
Published 10/09/20
Today's poem is Pigeon and Hawk by Marilyn Nelson.
Published 10/08/20
Today's poem is Bedtime Story by Wanda Coleman.
Published 10/07/20
Today's poem is Reports of the Dream You're Not Likely to Recover From by Jay Deshpande.
Published 10/06/20
Today's poem is Mount Rushmore by Dante Clark.
Published 10/05/20
Today's poem is The Bald Truth by Bob Hicok. This episode originally aired on April 14, 2020.
Published 10/02/20
Today's poem is Letter to the Local Police by June Jordan.
Published 10/01/20
Today's poem is Bring Now the Angels by Dilruba Ahmed.
Published 09/30/20
Today's poem is Nightingale Pledge by Romalyn Ante.
Published 09/29/20