This Is Where

This Is Where: Poems About Places That Matter

April is National Poetry Month and, in conjunction with the O, Miami Poetry Festival, our friends at WLRN have launched a poetry project they're calling "This Is Where."  They're asking South Floridians to submit poems about the places that matter to them. The Takeaway is expanding "This Is Where" for its national audience, inviting listeners from around the country to describe the places that changed their lives. We're sharing some of the best poems—and the stories behind them—here.


  • This Is Where: 'I am Just Feet in the Sand'

    Apr 30, 2014

    It's the last day of April, which means it's also the last day of National Poetry Month. Today also marks the end of The Takeaway's month-long poetry series called "This Is Where."

  • This Is Where: Deep in The Woods of East Texas

    Apr 23, 2014

    Around the country, Takeaway listeners have been submitting their own poems about places that carry meaning, and among the memorable poems was this one from a listener from Palestine, Texas.

  • This Is Where: 'All Arms Are Open'

    Apr 16, 2014

    It's National Poetry month and our friends at WLRN have launched a poetry project they're calling "This Is Where." We've asked you to submit your own poems about places that have had meaning. 

  • This Is Where: 'Children Live & Dreams Die'

    Apr 9, 2014

    In collaboration with our friends down in Miami at WLRN, we're collecting poems that include the words, "This is where." You can participate by sending us a poem about a place that matters to you.

  • #ThisIsWhere: Poems About Places That Matter

    Apr 1, 2014
    Think of a place that carries a lot of meaning. Can you put that place into words? Our friends at WLRN in Miami are teaming with O, Miami, a regional poetry festival, to get members o...