The Slowdown with Ada Limón
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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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The Slowdown with Ada Limón

Ada Limón

Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her book Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her work has been supported most recently by a Guggenheim Fellowship. She grew up in Sonoma, California and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky where she writes, teaches remotely, and hosts the critically-acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown. Her new book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in May 2022.


Jennifer Lai

Jennifer Lai

Jennifer is the producer of The Slowdown. Before joining APM, she was a producer at Panoply, where she helped make Family Ghosts, Job Squad, and Happier in Hollywood. Previously, Jennifer worked at Slate, the Huffington Post, and the Poetry Foundation. She is also a poet and digs all your line breaks.

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