The Slowdown with Tracy K. Smith

Poetry Playlist on Hope, Kindness and More

Here are all of our favorite episodes of The Slowdown about nature, hope, kindness and more. Listen and take a moment to slow down.

You can listen to the playlist on Spotify here or you can listen to the episodes below! Follow the links to see the full text of each poem.

28: On Kindness

by Aracelis Girmay

34: Speaking Tree

by Joy Harjo

289: The Traveling Onion

by Naomi Shihab Nye

272: Double Dutch

by Gregory Pardlo

266: After You Get Up Early On Memorial Day

by Susanna Lang

145: Mighty Pawns

by Major Jackson

264: Sleeping with the Chihuahua

by Tami Haaland

257: Eros the Contagion

by Annie Kim

259: Opus from Space

by Pattiann Rogers

228: Hair

by Clarence Major

254: So Much Happiness

by Naomi Shihab Nye

311: Listen,

by Barbara Crooker

18: Prayer on Aladdin’s Lamp

by Marcus Wicker

296: Making Zelnik at the Sibling Reunion

by Karen Paul Holmes

148: The Clam

by Keith Leonard

199: Small Kindnesses

by Danusha Lameris

22: Love (III)

by George Herbert

111: Bored

by Margaret Atwood

277: Assail As Sail Ails As

by Dora Malech

270: When I Am Six

by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

277: Assail As Sail Ails As

by Dora Malech

282: Waiting for Happiness

by Nomi Stone

27: The Raincoat

by Ada Limon

291: Jabberwocky

by Lewis Carroll