Jennifer Soong poem featured in Tracy K. Smith podcast

Poet and Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, Tracy K. Smith, selected Jennifer Soong’s poem “The Voyage Nowhere” for the November 13 episode of Smith’s podcast “The Slowdown.” Smith began the podcast during her time as Poet Laureate, featuring, reading, and discussing a poem of her choice every weekday. Soong’s poem comes from her most recent debut collection Near, At (Futurepoem 2019).

Smith says of Soong’s poem: “It helps me to believe that I am not mistaken when I think we go somewhere every night when we dream—that we become someone or something other than ourselves but nevertheless real.”

To listen and read “The Voyage Nowhere,” see: