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Presented by the Close Reads Podcast Network, The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors to the Close Reads network. Some lite commentary is included and the shorter poems are often read twice, as time permits.
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Presented by the Close Reads Podcast Network, The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors to the Close Reads network. Some lite commentary is included and the shorter poems are often read twice, as time permits.
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    Charlotte Turner Smith's "Huge Vapours Brood Above the Clift'd Shore"

    Charlotte Turner Smith's "Huge Vapours Brood Above the Clift'd Shore"

    Today's poem is Charlotte Turner Smith's "Huge Vapours Brood Above the Clift'd Shore."
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    • 7 min
    Franz Wright's "Auto-Lullaby"

    Franz Wright's "Auto-Lullaby"

    Today poem is Franz Wright's "Auto-Lullaby." This episode also includes information on our next kids poetry competition!
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    • 7 min
    Lynda Hull's "Insect Life of Florida"

    Lynda Hull's "Insect Life of Florida"

    Today's poem is Lynda Hull's "Insect Life of Florida."
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    • 8 min
    Stanley Kunitz' "The Layers"

    Stanley Kunitz' "The Layers"

    Today would have been Stanley Kunitz 115 birthday, so today's poem is one of his most famous poems,"The Layers."
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    • 7 min
    Billy Collins' "The Lanyard"

    Billy Collins' "The Lanyard"

    Today's poem is Billy Collins' "The Lanyard" (thanks to Karen Swallow Prior for the recommendation).
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    • 7 min
    Wendell Berry's "early in the year by my friend's gift"

    Wendell Berry's "early in the year by my friend's gift"

    Today's poem is Wendell Berry's "early in the year by my friend's gift."
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
413 Ratings

413 Ratings

Meloooooooo ,

Love

I look forward to this podcast every day!

Irishcatholic1934 ,

What an oasis

Thank you for bringing your choice poems to life. I am requesting you read one of my all time favorite of poems. It’s by Joyce Kilmer. The House With Nobody in it. It was the first poem I memorized. To this day when I walk by an ‘ empty house,’ I can’t help but stop and think of that poem. Szymborska! As well. Love at first sight. Clouds... ah so many. Thank you for giving me such joy.

Cattle King ,

Packs a punch

This is a favorite podcast.There is so much power, goodness and beauty in a good poem, that a podcast that is only 5 to 10 minutes long on average still uplifts and edifies me. I can find the time to listen to this podcast and it can be as refreshing as a chapter of a good book or a long, meaningful conversation. Thank you for this gift.

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