Best Poetry podcasts — News and techniques from the poetry world (Updated March 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.
One poem in two languages from the Poetry Translation Centre.
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.
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 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.
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.
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Today's poem is Storm by Tina Chang.
This week, to celebrate Nowrus, the Dual Poetry Podcast poem is Haft Seen by Shakila Azizzada from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Mimi Khalvati and then in Dari by Shakila Azizzada. 'Haft Seen' is a traditional custom for the Persian new year celebration known as Nowruz. A table is set with 7 different items which ...…
Peter Balakian joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Theodore Roethke's poem "In a Dark Time" and his own poem "Eggplant." Balakian's latest book is "Ozone Journal," which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Today's poem is Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Today's poem is I Watch Her Eat the Apple by Natalie Diaz.
Today's poem is Parable of a Firstborn by Rebecca Morgan Frank.
The editors discuss Ray Gonzalez’s poem “Body of Rags, International Bridge Between the US & Mexico” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.
Jason Price Everett reads poetic prose from his new book, "The War of Nonexistent Women & Other Instances" from 8th House Publishing in Montreal. Host Charlie Rossiter praises Chase's Calendar of Events as a resource for poets and other curious people in search of inspiration.More on Jason Everett, here: ...…
Today's poem is Muse by Loretta Collins Klobah.
Today's poem is Trans Is Against Nostalgia by Taylor Johnson.
This week’s poem is by David Huerta from Mexico. The poem is read first in English translation by Jamie McKendrick and then in Spanish by David Huerta. This is part of our new rebranded weekly release: the Dual Poetry Podcast, one poem in two languages from the Poetry Translation Centre. As ever we will be releasing a translated poem each week. ...…
Today's poem is Introduction to Patriarchy by Chelsea Rathburn.
Today's poem is Utsuroi by Lee Ann Roripaugh.
Today's poem is Listen by Didi Jackson.
The editors discuss Fatimah Asghar’s poem “Main Na Bhoolunga” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.
David Brooks’ The Balcony was one of the first poetry books I truly connected with. In this episode I look closer at two of his poems and draw some parallels with another of my favourites, Jane Kenyon. Show notes Wild Duck Sutra in Meanjin Jane Kenyon’s Depression in Winter
Today's poem is The Unwritten by W.S. Merwin.
Much of Azita Ghahreman's work is deeply personal yet infused with political undertones. Her poems often reflect on her childhood growing up in a land-owning family in the South-Eastern Khorasan province of Iran – referenced in evocative images of the natural world amongst which she grew up – and on the changing face of modern Iran. This is par ...…
Today's poem is Waking Up by Thomas James.
Today's poem is If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar.
Today's poem is Bat by D.H. Lawrence.
Today's poem is Naomi by Tjawangwa Dema.
The editors discuss Fanny Howe’s poem “The Definitions” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.
Charles Bukowski died on March 9, 1994. To honor the upcoming 25th anniversary of his passing, host Charlie Rossiter provides this appreciation of his work. The full range of Bukowski's writing is on display in this memorial episode, from his frantic "Hot" to "Marina" a poem written about his daughter.Read more about Bukowski, here: https://www ...…
Today's poem is On the Death of WWE Professional Wrestler Chyna by Hala Alyan.
Meryl Streep narrates our hour-long radio documentary special about how the Women’s Movement changed poetry, and how women poets changed the culture.
The Library was saddened when we heard the American poet Ilyse Kusnetz had died in 2016; two years before her death, she'd recorded a podcast with the Library. A new collection of work, Angel Bones, written while she was undergoing treatment for cancer, is about to be published by Alice James Books. The book has been overseen into publication b ...…
Today's poem is On Days When We Both Travel by Brenda Hillman.
Abboud al Jabiri fixes on a deceptively simple image and, when elaborating on it, manages to convey complex and delicates feelings about loss and acceptance. An Iraqi poet and translator, Abboud al Jabiri, was born in Najaf in 1963. A member of the Iraqi Writers' Union and the Arab Writers' Union, he was one of the founders of the Iraqi Youth L ...…
Today's poem is The Line-Up by Joan Swift.
Today's poem is Out of Some Other Paradise by Alex Dimitrov.
Today's poem is Still Life with Little Brother by Joshua Bennett.
The editors discuss Rosebud Ben-Oni’s poem “Poet Wrestling with Her Empire of Dirt” from the February 2019 issue of Poetry.
‘Fuck you Adam Ford’ is a tough way to introduce yourself to your favourite poet. But that’s what my cousin, Bridget Mackey, ended up doing. This is the story of a Canberra girl who fell in love with a poetry book – and accidentally ended up living inside it. Show notes Bridget’s play Fools Gold Adam’s books Not Quite the Man for the Job, Man B ...…
Today's poem is Kosmos by Walt Whitman.
Today's poem is I like to see it lap the Miles by Emily Dickinson
Salome Benidze is a respected poet, novelist and translator. She has rendered the work David Beckham and Salman Rushdie into Georgian. Her poetry is direct yet deeply felt, dealing with love and it’s many shadows. Benidze was translated for the PTC multi-award winning poet Helen Mort, host of BBC Radio 4’s Mother Tongue show and Natalia Bukia-P ...…
Craig Morgan Teicher joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Forrest Gander’s poem “Son” and his own poem, also titled “Son.” Teicher is a poet and critic whose collection "The Trembling Answers" received the 2018 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His latest book is "We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress."…
Today's poem is Wind by James Fenton.
Today's poem is supply and demand by Evie Shockley.
Today's poem is Europe by Kiki Petrosino.
The editors discuss Traci Brimhall’​s poem “Resistance” from the February 2019 issue of Poetry.
Melissa Tuckey, co-founder of Split This Rock, talks about her new anthology, "Ghost Fishing: An Eco-justice Poetry Anthology." Host Charlie Rossiter shares some ideas from George Orwell's 1947 essay on politics and language.Learn more about Split This Rock, here: to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.ap ...…
Today's poem is Tamed by Tyree Daye.
Today's poem is Coming Out by Iliana Rocha.
Azita Ghahreman was born in Mashhad in 1962. One of Iran's leading poets, she has lived in Sweden since 2006. She is a member of the South Sweden Writers' Union. Her poems directly address questions of female desire and challenge the accepted position of women. Negative of a Group Photograph is the title poem of her new book published in 2018 b ...…
Today's poem is The Singing School by Eloise Klein Healy.
Today's poem is In Memory of Shame by Karenne Wood.
Today's poem is Name That Means Holy in Greek by Kim Addonzio.
The editors discuss Bev Yockelson’s poem “The Trans Haggadah Companion” from the February 2019 issue of Poetry.
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