Great for people who struggle with poetry
I've always struggled with poetry. I'm used to reading fast, and poetry doesn't really work that way. The Slowdown is great because it literally forces you to slow down and experience the poem, but it also doesn't expect anything of you—once the episode is over, you keep thinking about that particular poem or not, but you don't feel obligated to reread if you want to understand it better. Tracy K Smith also reflects on ideas that help bring insight to the poems without explaining them. It's great for people like me who appreciate poetry in theory but struggle in practice.Read full review »
Nonpoet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/19
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I just wish there was a tiny pause at the end of the poem, before rushing into the credits. Otherwise this podcast is wonderful.
marygrey5 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/19
Both the commentary and the content are simply superb!
Ron G2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/19
It’s rare I listen to a podcast and then tell everyone I know to listen, but that’s exactly what happened after I listened to the trailer and first episode of The Slowdown. Tracy K Smith’s succinct, conversational lyricism gets directly at why we listen to poetry in general and each of these...Read full review »
Erin R Jones via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/18
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