Best Poetry podcasts — News and techniques from the poetry world (Updated January 2019; image)
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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
The Poetry Translation Centre is dedicated to translating contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Each week we bring you a new poem podcast from one of the world's greatest living poets, in both the original language and in English translation. To find out more about our work, please visit The Poetry Translation Centre is funded by Arts Council England.
Poetry Spoken Here
A bi-weekly poetry podcast that features interviews with poets, reviews of poetry books, examinations of individual poems, and investigations of themes in poetry. New episodes are posted the first and third Friday of every month, so sit back, relax, and let poetry speak to you.
Reading & discussion of poetry by poets.
Your weekly appointment with the muse. Listen to interviews and readings with Canada's top spoken word, slam, and literary poets. Canadian poetry, at its best.
Monthly podcasts from the Scottish Poetry Library, hosted by Colin Waters.
Poetry Says
Interviews with poets from Australia and overseas about what they read and how they write.
The Poetry Gods
The Poetry Gods are here to show you how to not be wack in 2016 & beyond. Interviews and stories about the people behind the poems. You don't have to love poetry to love the show. Hosted by Aziza Barnes, Jon Sands, and José Olivarez. Artwork by Jess X. Chen. If you dig the show, share the link.
ThePOEMHOME Prose and Poesy Podcast, hosted by Ernesto Mora features his readings of dark poetry, poem inspirations, deep poetry discussion sessions and promoting releases of his poetry ebooks.
The Slowdown
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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Today's poem is Black is Beautiful by Monica A. Hand.
Today's poem is Flesh by Yi Lei.
A look into Duncan's poems on the centenary of his birth.
Today's episode Sweeping the States by Jacob Saenz.
Stephen Duffy reads from "What the Fuck Was I Thinking," his essay in the January 2019 issue of Poetry, and shares some of his music.
Poetry slam champion Slangston Hughes shares his work and talks poetry, slam, spoken word and more.Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes:…d1030829938?mt=2Visit our website: poetryspokenhere.comLike us on facebook: us on twitter: (@poseyspokenhe ...…
Today's poem is Kettling by January Gill O'Neil.
This week's poem is by Partaw Naderi from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Dari by Partaw himself. Naderi is now widely regarded as one of the leading modernist poets in Afghanistan, the lyrical intensity of his work coupled with his bold use of free verse distinguishing him as a highly ori ...…
Today's poem is Walking Home by Jay Udall.
Today's poem is Ode to the Pager by Marcus Jackson.
Today's poem is To My Twenty-Four-Year-Old Self by Brenda Shaughnessy.
The editors discuss Jorie Graham's poem "Overheard in the Herd" from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.
Today's poem is Quiet Places by Lemn Sissay.
Today's poem is Poem in Which I Be a Doe & You, by Effect, Are a Wolf by Danez Smith
This week’s poem is by Mohan Rana from India. The poem is read first in English translation by Bernard O'Donoghue and then in Hindi by Mohan Rana. The poet and critic, Nandkishore Acharya, has written that 'Amongst the new generation of Hindi poets, the poetry of Mohan Rana stands alone; it defies any categorisation. However, its refusal to fit ...…
Today's poem is Speaking Tree by Joy Harjo.
Today's poem is Photograph: Circa 1960 by Angela Jackson.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition in the U.S., we discuss drinking poems over a few cocktails.
Today's poem is Gentrifier by Franny Choi.
The editors discuss Willie Perdomo's poem "That’s My Heart Right There" from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.
Today's poem is Turtle, Swan by Mark Doty.
There have been over 80 episodes of Poetry Spoken Here since the show started in June of 2015. To start 2019, we look back at a few of the writers whose work was featured in 2018.Alexandra Contreras-Montesano (PSH 77) Judd (PSH 78)https:// ...…
Today's poem is Vows by Melissa Stein.
Poetry is an important part of Georgian literature, and dates back to the 4th century AD. The first known woman poets are Queen Borena and Queen Tamar, who reigned in medieval times. Contemporary Georgian women’s poetry has its origins in the Soviet period, when a new form of free verse appeared. Salome Benidze is a poet, writer, blogger and tr ...…
Today's poem is Our Dead Friend by Alicia Suskin Ostriker.
The editors discuss Khaled Mattawa's poem "The Boat Merchant's Wife" from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.
Today's poem is On Kindness by Aracelis Girmay.
Today's poem is The Raincoat by Ada Limon.
Today's poem is Against the Promise of a View by Maureen N. McLane.
Today's poem is The Star Market by Marie Howe.
This week's poem is by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf. The poem is read first in English translation by Clare Pollard and then in Somali by Asha herself. We are celebrating the launch of the anthology, So At One With You, an anthology of modern poetry in Somali produced in collaboration with Kayd Somali Arts & Culture and Poetry Translation Centre. Ash ...…
Today's poem is A Talk with My Grandson, Age Six by Wanda Coleman.
Today's poem is My Father at 49, Working the Night Shift at B&R Diesel by Edgar Kunz.
Today's poem is Love (III) by George Herbert.
Remembering and listening to those who died this year.
Today's poem is 'N'em by Jericho Brown.
The editors discuss Paul Tran’s poem “Like Judith Slaying Holofernes” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.
New Hampshire poet Liz Ahl reads from her book, "Beating The Bounds." In the second part of the show, host Charlie Rossiter reviews Jim Harrison's "Dead Man's Float."Find "Beating the Bounds" here: "Dead Man's Float" here: ...…
Today's poem is Therapist 4 by Bao Phi.
A chilly poem: ‘Snow’ by the wonderful Iranian poet, Azita Ghahreman, who now lives in exile in snowy Sweden. The seemingly endless snow is a metaphor for the hopelessness the poet feels – she and her lover are lost in its vastness. Only ‘a single stray earring’ can be seen – ‘not a tree, not a rabbit, not a star’. You can buy the book 'Negativ ...…
Today's poem is Hip-Hop Ghazal by Patricia Smith.
Today's poem is Prayer on Aladdin's Lamp by Marcus Wicker.
Muriel Spark's 100th birthday was celebrated in 2018 in several ways honouring her status as arguably the greatest Scottish novelist of the twentieth century. One of the more imaginative ways came late in the year with the publication of Spark: Poetry and Art Inspired by the Novels of Muriel Spark, which was edited by poets Rob A Mackenzie and ...…
Today's poem is Woman on Cell Phone Dragging an Empty Cart Through Washington Square Park by Donna Masini.
I’ve been looking for John Russell McCarthy’s Friendship Broken for a while now. It reads more like Luke Davies that something published in 1938. I hope it speaks to you as much as it does me. Show notes The Lives of a Naturalist and a Poet Intertwined in Sierra Madre how many of us have them? by Danez Smith…
Today's poem is Spring by Arda Collins.
The editors discuss Nikki Wallschlaeger’s poem “When the Devil Leads Us Home and Yells Surprise” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.
Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf‘s poem 'The Sca'b is a passionate critique of the caste system, a 'belief in the noble gob and the lower caste gun.' Asha’s Friend and longtime translator Clare Pollard will read the English translation. Then you will hear Asha read in the original Somali Last year Asha Lul's collection The Sea-Migrations was named the Po ...…
The centenary of the first volume by Gerard Manley Hopkins, the Jesuit Victorian experimentalist was posthumously published among the Modernists.
The editors discuss Tarfia Faizullah’s poem “Yr Not Exotic, But Once Ya Wanted to Be” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.
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