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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 Helena de Groot explores the diverse world of contemporary poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
 
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PoetryNow
Weekly
 
PoetryNow is a weekly four-minute radio series featuring some of today’s most accomplished and innovative poets who offer an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem.
 
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The Slowdown
Daily
 
Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation.
 
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 www.poetrytranslation.org. The Poetry Translation Centre is funded by Arts Council England.
 
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Urdu Adab
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The podcast aims to spread Urdu Adab to people who cannot read or write urdu. It will contain short stories which are meaningful, funny, romantic & sarcastic as well as poetry, literature and other forms of Urdu Adab.
 
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Poetry Spoken Here
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A weekly poetry podcast that features interviews with poets, reviews of poetry books, examinations of individual poems, and investigations of themes in poetry. Sit back, relax, and let poetry speak to you.
 
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The Daily Poem
Weekly+
 
Presented by the Close Reads Podcast Network, The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors to the Close Reads network. Some lite commentary is included and the shorter poems are often read twice, as time permits.
 
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.
 
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The Slowdown
Daily
 
Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation.
 
Monthly podcasts from the Scottish Poetry Library, hosted by Colin Waters.
 
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Poetry Says
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Interviews with poets from Australia and overseas about what they read and how they write.
 
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The Poetry Gods
Monthly
 
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.
 
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Lifted Language
Weekly+
 
Lifted Language is a place for spoken word poetry. Join me as I recite some of my work and give you a peek inside my poetic mind. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/liftedlanguage/support
 
This is the podcast channel of The Poetryhood. Hosted by Jamil Adas.This show contains 2 types of episodes:1) Spit Poetry: plain and simply.. poetry.2) Conversations with poets.Happy Poetry Listening!
 
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Today's poem is Lewis Carroll's "Mad Gardener's Song." Remember: You can help the show by rating and reviewing and spreading the word.
 
Today's poem is Workshop by Jacob Shores-Arguello. Support our show today: slowdownshow.org/donate.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is Workshop by Jacob Shores-Arguello. Support our show today: slowdownshow.org/donate.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem -- with an assist from the late Harold Bloom -- is Jones Very's "New Birth." Remember: you can help the podcast out when you rate and review.
 
Today's poem is Polaroid Ode by Cori Winrock. Support our show today: slowdownshow.org/donate.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is Polaroid Ode by Cori Winrock. Support our show today: slowdownshow.org/donate.By American Public Media.
 
The editors discuss Joyce Carol Oates’s poem “Little Albert, 1920” from the October 2019 issue of Poetry.
 
Jennifer Foerster imagines encountering her younger self on a walk through the streets of Vienna. Produced by Katie Klocksin.
 
Kenneth Slessor’s Five Bells has frustrated and eluded me for years. In this episode I wrestle with its strange legacy, entertaining the idea that this poem isn’t so much an elegy for a specific person as it is a lament for lost potential among artists in Australia more generally. Show notes Radio National’s Poetry Special on Five Bells Slessor ...…
 
Translator of ancient Chinese poetry, Red Pine (aka Bill Porter), discusses and reads translations of the poetry of Hanshan. He also describes his trips to China in search of contemporary hermits.Listen to part one of this interview, here: https://soundcloud.com/poetry-spoken-here/episode-105-red-pine-pt-1-stonehouseVisit our website: www.poetr ...…
 
Today's poem is Stephen Vincent Benet's "Christopher Columbus."
 
Today's poem is Body and Soul by Charles Wright.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is Body and Soul by Charles Wright.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is Charlotte Turner Smith's "Written in October (1797)." Remember: rate and review the show to spread the love.
 
Today's poem is Last Kiss by Jane Ebihara.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is Last Kiss by Jane Ebihara.By American Public Media.
 
‘Giddy-up Johnny’ is from by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias' collection Miami Century Fox, a series of Petrarchan sonnets the poet wrote when she was finding her feet in America. This poem makes reference to Queso proceso, a kind of processed cheese eaten during Cuba's Special Period, from 1989 to 2000 when the country was struggling to survive after ...…
 
Today's poem is Ted Hughes' "The Seven Sorrows." Remember: Subscribe, rate, review!
 
Today's poem is On the D Train by Jacqueline Johnson.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is On the D Train by Jacqueline Johnson.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is Robert Penn Warren's "Boy Wandering in Sims Valley" -- ready by poet and guest contributor, Maurice Manning. Remember: you can help us spread the word by subscribing, rating, and reviewing.
 
Today's poem is My Embodiment by Craig Morgan Teicher.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is My Embodiment by Craig Morgan Teicher.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is Robert Frost's "After Apple Picking" -- perhaps the quintessential autumn poem. Remember: subscribe, rate, review!
 
Today's poem is My Grandmother's Love Letters by Hart Crane.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is My Grandmother's Love Letters by Hart Crane.By American Public Media.
 
Wendy Lotterman wonders what home invasion and poetry have in common.
 
The editors discuss Sy Hoahwah’s poem “Pineola” from the October 2019 issue of Poetry.
 
Today's poem is My Mother of Invention by Michael Collier.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is My Mother of Invention by Michael Collier.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is part 5 of Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind", thus completing our journey through this great poem this week. Remember, subscribe, rate, review.
 
Today's poem is part 4 of Percy Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind." Remember: subscribe, rate, review.
 
Today's poem is Pig by Henri Cole.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is Pig by Henri Cole.By American Public Media.
 
This week's poem is 'Death Of A Princess' by Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye' from Somalia. The poem is read first in English translation by W N Herbert and then in Somali by Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye'. ‘Gaarriye’ (1949–2012) is regarded as one of the most important Somali poets of the twentieth century. He composed on a wide variety of t ...…
 
Today's poem is part three of Shelley's classic, "Ode to the West Wind." Remember: subscribe, rate, review.
 
Today's poem is Hair by Clarence Major.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is Hair by Clarence Major.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem continues our foray into Shelley's beloved poem, "Ode to the West Wind." It's time for part 2. Remember: your ratings and reviews help the show out a great deal!
 
To mark the centenary of Hamish Henderson's birth, we're joined by Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, poet and Gaelic language advocate. He talks about Henderson's legacy as a writer and activist. He also discusses the Poets Republic, which has recently published a tribute volume in honour of Henderson, to which Mac an Tuairneir has contributed. He also ...…
 
Note: This poem contains an instance of explicit language. Today's poem is Club Icarus by Matt Miller. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy; Tracy K. Smith returns this week.By American Public Media.
 
Note: This poem contains an instance of explicit language. Today's poem is Club Icarus by Matt Miller. This episode features guest host Brenda Shaughnessy; Tracy K. Smith returns this week.By American Public Media.
 
Move On - Amina LakehayliWords Not Heard - Lynn SaadBeats Like Bones on a Drum - Dana DajaniHappy Poetry Listening!By The Poetryhood | الحيّ الشعري.
 
Today's poem is part one of Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind." Each day this week we will dive into one of the five parts of this famous poem. Remember: you can help out the podcast by rating and reviewing.
 
Note: This poem contains an instance of explicit language. Today's poem is No War by Mariam Fayez. This episode features guest host Tina Chang; Tracy K. Smith returns this week.By American Public Media.
 
Note: This poem contains an instance of explicit language. Today's poem is No War by Mariam Fayez. This episode features guest host Tina Chang; Tracy K. Smith returns this week.By American Public Media.
 
Emmalea Russo recalls a Skype healing session and remembers the death of her aunt Vera.
 
The editors discuss Zaina Alsous’s poem “Description de l’Égypte” from the October 2019 issue of Poetry.
 
In this episode I finally sit down with my friend and poetry mentor Bonny Cassidy. We talk about her relationship to visual art, how she sees her earlier work, the poets and writers her books have been in conversation with (and how that’s changed) and her new project on bearing witness to First Nations’ experience. We also touch on what it is t ...…
 
Translator of ancient Chinese poetry, Red Pine (aka Bill Porter), discusses the process of translation which he says is like a dance. He also reads from the work of Stonehouse, a poet he discovered.Listen to part two of this interview, here: https://soundcloud.com/poetry-spoken-here/episode-106-red-pine-pt-2-hanshan-and-hermitsVisit our website ...…
 
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