This podcast is simply everything. I love starting my day in the peace and ease of Tracy’s generous, honest, and wise commentary followed by the wide and deep poetry she shares. I return later in the afternoon - a long day lived with young children and home-keeping and good work only half-complete - and the words echo and hold me again. The Slow Down transcends and is a source that truly helps me re-ground, re-center, and re-member myself. I’m so grateful to have found it and so highly recommend.
SweetPotato*78 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/20
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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...Read full review »
Nonpoet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/19
Tracy K Smith does so much in a ~5 minute podcast. Not only does she bring great poems from a wide range of poets, but her anecdotes and introductions are delightful. I can’t recommend the Slowdown enough
Daveiii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/19
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
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