Poetry Unbound

By On Being Studios

Your poetry ritual: An immersive reading of a single poem, guided by Pádraig Ó Tuama. Unhurried, contemplative and energizing. New episodes on Monday and Friday, about 15 minutes each. Two seasons per year, with occasional special offerings. Anchor your life with poetry.

  1. 1.
    Katie Manning — What to Expect
    19:58
  2. 2.
    Ilya Kaminsky — We Lived Happily during the War
    16:36
  3. 3.
    BONUS: A Conversation with Margaret Noodin
    24:13
  4. 4.
    Margaret Noodin — Gimaazinibii’amoon (A Message to You)
    16:02
  5. 5.
    Martín Espada — After the Goose that Rose Like the God of Geese
    16:24
  6. 6.
    Roshni Goyate — Coconut Oil
    16:41
  7. 7.
    b: william bearhart — When I Was in Las Vegas and Saw a Warhol Painting of Geronimo
    14:27
  8. 8.
    Esteban Rodríguez — 22 La Bota
    16:00
  1. 9.
    Reginald Dwayne Betts — Essay on Reentry
    17:27
  2. 10.
    Li-Young Lee — From Blossoms
    15:00
  3. 11.
    Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo — Battlegrounds
    15:33
  4. 12.
    Matthew Olzmann — Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised as a Love Poem
    16:30
  5. 13.
    Vievee Francis — How Delicious to Say It
    15:18
  6. 14.
    Eavan Boland — Eviction
    15:37
  7. 15.
    Jónína Kirton — Reconciliation
    13:43
  8. 16.
    Lorna Goodison — Reporting Back to Queen Isabella
    12:47
  9. 17.
    Hanif Abdurraqib — When We Were 13, Jeff’s Father Left The Needle Down On A Journey Record Before Leaving The House One Morning And Never Coming Back
    16:39
  10. 18.
    Poetry Unbound — Season 3 Trailer
    2:10
  11. 19.
    Christian Wiman — All My Friends Are Finding New Beliefs
    11:20
  12. 20.
    Carlos Andrés Gómez — Father
    17:16
  13. 21.
    Ellen Bass — Bone of My Bone and Flesh of My Flesh
    15:49
  14. 22.
    R.A. Villanueva — Life Drawing
    14:30
  15. 23.
    Zaffar Kunial — The Word
    11:32
  16. 24.
    Dilruba Ahmed — Phase One
    15:57
  17. 25.
    Layli Long Soldier — WHEREAS my eyes land on the shoreline
    17:03
  18. 26.
    Chen Chen — I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party
    18:48
  19. 27.
    Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill — Ceist na Teangan (The Language Issue)
    12:43
  20. 28.
    Aracelis Girmay — Consider the Hands that Write this Letter
    12:39
  21. 29.
    Tayi Tibble — Our Nan Lets Us Smoke Inside
    13:40
  22. 30.
    Paul Tran — The Cave
    11:44
  23. 31.
    Philip Metres — One Tree
    15:38
  24. 32.
    Roger Robinson — A Portable Paradise
    11:51
  25. 33.
    Seán Hewitt — Suibhne is wounded, and confesses
    13:25
  26. 34.
    Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi — Say My Name
    14:02
  27. 35.
    Lucille Clifton — song at midnight
    12:57
  28. 36.
    Chris Abani — The New Religion
    12:13
  29. 37.
    Molly McCully Brown — Transubstantiation
    12:30
  30. 38.
    Natalie Diaz — Of Course She Looked Back
    15:20
  31. 39.
    Natasha Trethewey — Miscegenation
    10:33
  32. 40.
    James Wright — A Blessing
    12:13
  33. 41.
    Gregory Pardlo — Wishing Well
    15:37
  34. 42.
    Ada Limón — Wonder Woman
    16:07
  35. 43.
    Poetry Unbound — Season 2 Trailer
    1:30
  36. 44.
    A Poem in Gratitude for Health Care Workers
    11:49
  37. 45.
    Help Shape the Next Season of Poetry Unbound
    1:21
  38. 46.
    A Poem for How Friendship Endures
    6:37
  39. 47.
    A Poem About When We’re Disbelieved
    10:03
  40. 48.
    A Poem About the Beauty of Home
    8:28
  41. 49.
    A Poem for Keeping Memory Alive
    9:18
  42. 50.
    A Poem for Letting Yourself Be
    5:42

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