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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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    • 4.8 • 907 Ratings

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.

    530: Cattails

    530: Cattails

    Today's poem is Cattails by Nikky Finney.

    • 5 min
    529: [Somewhere In Los Angeles] This Poem Is Needed

    529: [Somewhere In Los Angeles] This Poem Is Needed

    Today's poem is [Somewhere In Los Angeles] This Poem Is Needed by Christopher Soto.

    • 5 min
    528: First

    528: First

    Today's poem is First by Carrie Fountain.

    • 4 min
    527: Rabbits and Fire

    527: Rabbits and Fire

    Today's poem is Rabbits and Fire by Alberto Ríos.

    • 5 min
    526: Saudade

    526: Saudade

    Today's poem is Saudade by Silvia Bonilla.

    • 4 min
    525: Bonsai Primer

    525: Bonsai Primer

    Today's poem is Bonsai Primer by Zang Di. Translated from Chinese by Eleanor Goodman.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
907 Ratings

907 Ratings

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Relaxing

Your calm voice helps me relax, thank you. The content keeps me entertained and engaged. It’s a welcome distraction to my stressful day. 😀

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Love this podcast

Started listening recently and Ada is fantastic. Poems are gorgeous. Much needed balm during this chaotic time.

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Judithrousseau

So glad you’re back Slowdown!
Ada Limon’s voice is wonderful

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