There’s a new Poet Laureate in town —Joy Harjo. Tracy K. Smith, the previous Poet Laureate, has done a beautiful job of her laureateship. One of her endeavors is Slowdown, an audio podcast featuring a poem a day. Smith has some impressions to share and she connects her thoughts to the poem that she shares. It’s a simple thought-provoking exercise and Smith talks about issues of contemporary importance. This program has been produced in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Poetry Foundation.
For your daily dose of poetry, listen to the podcast here.