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Can I get an AMEN?
One of the things that helped me get to school with a smile on my face each morning the last half of this year was a podcast called, The Slowdown with US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.
Because I listen to Smith while driving, I can only concentrate on the conversation she is having with me and the audible words and sounds of the poems she reads each day. However, I can tell you that often, I am scribbling snippets of what sticks with me in my notebook later.
Each podcast is no longer than 5 or 6 minutes in length. Smith introduces a poem with some background information on the poet or the piece and then reads it in her delightful, rich voice.
If you haven't discovered The Slowdown yet, I hope you will give it a try. It will enrich your listening and writing day.
What podcasts do you love? Please drop me your favorites in the comment section.
Our friend Michelle is hosting the Poetry Round-Up today. Take a peek at all the wonderful poetry that's waiting for you there. And, happy summer!