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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.

    557: from A Year

    557: from A Year

    Today's poem is from A Year by Jos Charles.

    • 4 min
    556: Our Land

    556: Our Land

    Today's poem is Our Land by Langston Hughes.

    • 5 min
    555: Private Property

    555: Private Property

    Today's poem is Private Property by Analicia Sotelo.

    • 5 min
    554: Sonoran Desert Poem

    554: Sonoran Desert Poem

    Today's poem is Sonoran Desert Poem by Jake Skeets.

    • 5 min
    553: Daylight Saving, Age 5

    553: Daylight Saving, Age 5

    Today's poem is Daylight Saving, Age 5 by James Crews.

    • 4 min
    552: Hammond B3 Organ Cistern

    552: Hammond B3 Organ Cistern

    Today's poem is Hammond B3 Organ Cistern by Gabrielle Calvocoressi.

    • 5 min

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916 Ratings

916 Ratings

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