The Slowdown


Monday - Friday from 9 - 9:05 a.m.

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is bringing the power of poetry to listeners around the globe as host of the new weekday podcast and radio feature The Slowdown. The five-minute program encourages listeners to make a daily space for poetry in an increasingly busy and chaotic world. Smith, who is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, will read works by writers from around the country and the world and explore how poetry helps us better understand life, history, art, science, and more.