Episodes
Today's poem is First by Carrie Fountain.
Published 10/21/21
Today's poem is Rabbits and Fire by Alberto Ríos.
Published 10/20/21
Today's poem is Saudade by Silvia Bonilla.
Published 10/19/21
Today's poem is Bonsai Primer by Zang Di. Translated from Chinese by Eleanor Goodman.
Published 10/18/21
Today's poem is Today, When I Could Do Nothing by Jane Hirshfield.
Published 10/15/21
Today's poem is Our Valley by Philip Levine.
Published 10/14/21
Today's poem is Across the Border by Sophie Jewett.
Published 10/13/21
Today's poem is Invocation by W. Todd Kaneko.
Published 10/12/21
Today's poem is I Worry My Mother Will Die and I Will Know Nothing by Asa Drake.
Published 10/11/21
Today's poem is Missing Cat by Freesia McKee.
Published 10/08/21
Today's poem is Metamorphosis: The Female Into by Maggie Queeney.
Published 10/07/21
Today's poem is They'll Ask You Where it Hurts the Most by Kwame Opoku-Duku.
Published 10/06/21
Today's poem is In Response to Feeling Alone by t. liem.
Published 10/05/21
Today's poem is Matte by Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco.
Published 10/04/21
Today's poem is Some Things are Unforgettable by Alixen Pham.
Published 10/01/21
Today's poem is Romantics by Lisel Mueller.
Published 09/30/21
Today's poem is To Offer Sweet Fruit to the Ghost by John Paul Martinez.
Published 09/29/21
Today's poem is Present Tense by Maya Pindyck.
Published 09/28/21
Today's poem is Let Me by Camille T. Dungy.
Published 09/27/21
Today's episode is Wondrous by Sarah Freligh.
Published 09/24/21
Today's episode is Rehearsal for the New World by Hazem Fahmy.
Published 09/23/21
Today's episode is Do You Ever Think About Leaving, My Mother Asks by Angela María Spring.
Published 09/22/21
Today's poem is At the Arcade I Paint Your Footprints by Steven Espada Dawson.
Published 09/21/21
Poetry can help anchor us to the world amidst the chaos and uncertainty of daily life. Look for new weekday episodes with host Ada Limón beginning September 21, 2021. Transcript Ada Limón: Many years ago, when I was just 20 and heartbroken, I walked home from my bus stop and noticed a tree illuminated by a streetlight. Each time I passed that tree, I grew more attached to it. It seemed it was the only living thing in the world that wasn’t asking me how I was doing or offering me some unasked...
Published 09/09/21
Today's poem is You Are Who I Love by Aracelis Girmay.
Published 10/30/20