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.
Ada Limón is the author of five poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her fourth book Bright Dead Things was named a finalist for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for Poetry, she serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
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.
Tracy is a former development producer for American Public Media. She launched and produced The Slowdown, as well as Decomposed and Don’t Ask Tig. She produced and co-hosted the Peabody Award-winning podcast, 74 Seconds. She sometimes appears as an insect or a toenail fungus on Brains On.
Kristina is the former Audience Engagement Editor for APM Studios and worked on shows like The Slowdown, Don’t Ask Tig, Brains On, and more. In 2017, she was an AIR New Voices scholar and led a panel at WNYC's Werk It Festival. In 2019, Kristina participated in Poynter's Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. She wants to be friends with your dog.