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Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Poetry Foundation.

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505: You Are Who I Love

505: You Are Who I Love

505: You Are Who I Love

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504: What the Kids in Subtle Asian Traits Know

504: What the Kids in Subtle Asian Traits Know

504: What the Kids in Subtle Asian Traits Know

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What the Kids in Subtle Asian Traits Know

What the Kids in Subtle Asian Traits Know

What the Kids in Subtle Asian Traits Know

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To D.B.

To D.B.

To D.B.

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502: To D.B.

502: To D.B.

502: To D.B.

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501: Facial Recognition

501: Facial Recognition

501: Facial Recognition

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500: The Party

500: The Party

500: The Party

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499: Leaving Tulsa

499: Leaving Tulsa

499: Leaving Tulsa

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498: Owed to the 99 Cent Store

498: Owed to the 99 Cent Store

498: Owed to the 99 Cent Store

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497: Gwendolyn Brooks: America in the Wintertime

497: Gwendolyn Brooks: America in the Wintertime

497: Gwendolyn Brooks: America in the Wintertime

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News from The Slowdown

News from The Slowdown

News from The Slowdown

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496: a brief meditation on breath

496: a brief meditation on breath

496: a brief meditation on breath

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495: Naming Ceremony

495: Naming Ceremony

495: Naming Ceremony

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494: Often I am Permitted to Return to the City

494: Often I am Permitted to Return to the City

494: Often I am Permitted to Return to the City

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493: Red Wine Spills

493: Red Wine Spills

493: Red Wine Spills

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492: i woke up and the day caught me

492: i woke up and the day caught me

492: i woke up and the day caught me

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491: aubade for the whole hood

491: aubade for the whole hood

491: aubade for the whole hood

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489: Pigeon and Hawk

489: Pigeon and Hawk

489: Pigeon and Hawk

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488: Bedtime Story

488: Bedtime Story

488: Bedtime Story

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487: Reports of the Dream You're Not Likely to Recover From

487: Reports of the Dream You're Not Likely to Recover From

487: Reports of the Dream You're Not Likely to Recover From

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486: Mount Rushmore

486: Mount Rushmore

486: Mount Rushmore

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485: The Bald Truth

485: The Bald Truth

485: The Bald Truth

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484: Letter to the Local Police

484: Letter to the Local Police

484: Letter to the Local Police

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483: Bring Now the Angels

483: Bring Now the Angels

483: Bring Now the Angels

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482: Nightingale Pledge

482: Nightingale Pledge

482: Nightingale Pledge

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