Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
505: You Are Who I Love
Today's poem is You Are Who I Love by Aracelis Girmay.
504: What the Kids in Subtle Asian Traits Know
Today's poem is What the Kids in Subtle Asian Traits Know by Jennifer G. Lai.
503: Before the Riot
Today's poem is Before the Riot by Kwame Dawes.
502: To D.B.
Today's poem is To D.B. by Edward Hirsch.
501: Facial Recognition
Today's poem is Facial Recognition by Alice Liang.
500: The Party
Today's poem is The Party by Jason Shinder.
This episode originally aired May 1, 2020.
Thank you for this gift
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.
The Slowdown is a Gift
I’ll miss you Tracy K Smith. I look forward to your new poems and amazing voice in the world. Thank you for introducing me to poets I may have never found without you. You are a gift.
Feeding people is loving people.
Thank you, Tracy, for this poetry offering of love. I am grateful for these connections that I feel each day from the slowdown. Hearing your own and the other poets’ thoughts through your kind and gentle voice is a soothing balm for me these days. I will miss you, when your hiatus happens, and I only wish you peace and love in the coming days. 💕💕