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Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.

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Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.

    742: In the end we are humanlike: Blade Runner 2049

    742: In the end we are humanlike: Blade Runner 2049

    Today’s poem is In the end we are humanlike: Blade Runner 2049 by Nina Mingya Powles.

    • 4 min
    741: Another Attempt at Rescue

    741: Another Attempt at Rescue

    Today’s poem is Another Attempt at Rescue by M.L. Smoker.

    • 4 min
    740: Shucking Oysters

    740: Shucking Oysters

    Today’s poem is Shucking Oysters by Khalisa Rae.

    • 6 min
    739: Cherry Blossoms

    739: Cherry Blossoms

    Today’s poem is Cherry Blossoms by Toi Derricotte.

    • 5 min
    738: Park Benches with Teeth

    738: Park Benches with Teeth

    Today’s poem is Park Benches with Teeth by Mohammed El-Kurd.

    • 5 min
    737: A Small Moment

    737: A Small Moment

    Today’s poem is A Small Moment by Cornelius Eady.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
994 Ratings

994 Ratings

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My Take

The intros to poems are poetic as well!

K.C.22 ,

Meditative moments

Such a nice way to hear many poets’ voices

al's shadow ,

Poems first.

I would enjoy each listen - hearing the poem, first!
I do enjoy Ms. Limon’s voice, explanations, etc - it would all work best, after hearing the poems.

MSS/España, EU

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