Best Poetry podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
Classic Poetry Aloud gives voice to poetry through podcast recordings of the great poems of the past. Our library of poems is intended as a resource for anyone interested in reading and listening to poetry. For us, it's all about the listening, and how hearing a poem can make it more accessible, as well as heightening its emotional impact.See more at: www.classicpoetryaloud.com
 
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 best spoken word artists working in the field today!
 
Bonjour à tous and welcome to Easy French Poetry where I read some of the most Classic French Poems. I will read them twice: once slowly - so you may repeat after me - and once at a more natural reading pace. I will sometimes also talk about the life of the author, explain the vocabulary or do an analysis of the text using simple, everyday French.You will find the full text of the poems accompanied by the audio on my website FrenchToday.com as well as much more audio material such as The Eas ...
 
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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Poetry Lectures
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Talks given by notable scholars and critics on poets, poetry, and their intersections with other art forms. Features recordings from historic archives and live events.
 
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Poetry Spoken Here
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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.
 
From Slate.com, a weekly poem, read by the author.
 
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KUSP's Poetry Show
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Reading & discussion of poetry by poets.
 
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The Poetry Society
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The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote "a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry". Since then, it has grown into one of Britain's most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has more than 4000 members worldwide and publishes the leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review.With innovative education and commissioning programmes and a packed calendar of performances, readings and competitions, the Poetry Socie ...
 
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Poetry as F*ck
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Poetry as F*ck is a spoken word podcast, containing three different shows: 'Poets Against Humanity' - a Creative Commons remix of 'Cards Against Humanity' where poets desecrate each others' work in a panel show format.'Lies, Dreaming' - a digital open mic night based around a theme, with recorded spoken word submitted by listeners.'Eight Poems That, If You Had To Be Trapped In Some Way For a Prolonged Period Of Time With Little Hope of Rescue, You'd Quite Like to Bring Along For Coping Purpo ...
 
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.
 
Designed with the novice in mind, The Intro to Poetry podcast is a carefully selected series that will expose the listener to a broad range of poetic eras and styles. From Shakespeare and Byron to Eliot and Frost, this podcast is a great starting point for anyone interested in learning more about verse throughout the ages.
 
Poet, playwright and novelist, Simon Armitage was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 2015. This series features his public engagements.Series image credit Paul Wolfgang Webster.
 
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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.
 
OneTaste (onetaste.us), a community of the world's leading experts in mindful sexuality recite their handcrafted poetry about love, sexuality, intimacy, and romance. Sharing personal experiences, based on their direct experience of investigating the body, spirit and mind in connection, these poets will inspire and intrigue you. Hear their words on spontaneity, surrender, desire and jealousy. Understand what it’s like to leave no part out.
 
Interesting People Reading Poetry is a short, sound-rich podcast where artists and luminaries read a favorite poem and share what it means to them. Created by Andy & Brendan Stermer. New episodes monthly.
 
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.
 
This podcast is a resource for students and anyone interested in Latin poetry. It is based on reading, translating, analyzing and interpreting Roman poetry.
 
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The Poetry Gods
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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.
 
Charlotte Mason Poetry is dedicated to promoting Charlotte Mason's living ideas. We strive to share an authentic interpretation of Mason’s life work through a combination of original and vintage articles by a wide variety of authors. Our team draws from and transcribes many rare and wonderful documents from the PNEU many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the web.
 
Favourite poems read aloud...brought to life with music and sounds.
 
Use the poetry to practise your pronunciation by copying the reader's rhythm, pace, emphasis, intonation, etc. The meaning relayed through the feeling portrayed by the voice is very important as it is not only used in poetry but in everyday conversation too.I have added a few notes/tasks for each poem. Feel free to submit writing to me about your feelings regarding the poem, the imagery you see, the different poetic devices you find etc. If you're really brave, write an English poem and subm ...
 
Talk About Poetry, where several working poets get together to talk about poems they like, are interested in, engaged by, or are annoyed by. Totally unscripted so anything can be said -- and frequently is!
 
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.
 
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Poetry Slam
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Recordings from the 2009 Oxford University Online Poetry Slam competition. The event invited students to submit an MP3 recording of an original poem or narrative, of no longer than 3 minutes in length, for a University-wide competition. The event was judged by Heidi Vaughan (Oxford Playhouse), Bernard O'Donoghue (Fellow in English specialising in Modern Irish and Medieval English Poetry), Sian Robins-Grace (RSC Member, Oxford Alumna and Oxford Poetry Slam Finalist), and Steve Larkin (organis ...
 
A series of discussions, interviews and live recordings with poets from the UK and abroad in which we examine the writing process. Est. Oct 2014 in south-east London, now based in Bristol. Proudly working class.
 
From the neighborhood library of Gwendolyn Brooks, to the Union Stock Yards, where Chicago became Carl Sandburg’s “Hog Butcher for the World,” to the birthplace of slam poetry, the Chicago Poetry Tour explores the city’s history through its dynamic poets and poetry.
 
This volume...aims to present the lyrical poetry of Russian for the last hundred years by a selection of poems translated by the editors...The principle of selection was, so far as might be, aesthetic. Poems were chosen less for their representative quality than for their immediate worth, and of course, their ability to stand the test of translation. Represented authors are: Alexander Pushkin, Yevgeny Baratynsky, Alexey Koltzov, Mikhail Lermontov, Fyodor Tyuchev, Nikolai Nerasov, Alexy K. To ...
 
The poetry of World War One has been some of the most important and influential work of the twentieth century. It has shaped our attitudes to war, and has remained ingrained in British cultural consciousness. In this collection world-leading experts revisit this important body of work to provide deeper insights into some of the most read British soldier poets, as well as providing new perspectives and introductions to a more expansive canon.This series was produced as part of the Faculty of ...
 
Silver Award Winner for Most Original Podcast in the British Podcast Awards 2018.The Poetry Exchange shares the conversations we have with people about a poem that has been a friend to them, alongside bespoke recordings of these poems, made as 'gifts' for our visitors. The Poetry Exchange is recorded in a range of venues and settings and features both public visitors and invited guests.
 
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Poetry Lectures
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Talks given by notable scholars and critics on poets, poetry, and their intersections with other art forms. Features recordings from historic archives and live events.
 
The poems of St John of the Cross, with their mystic depth and spiritual ecstasy, stand among the world's great poems of Divine Love in all traditions. St John is one of the Roman Catholic Doctors of the Church, was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, and co-founder with St Teresa of Avila of the Discalced Carmelites. Teresa invited John to follow her, and in the protocols of the times, also became her Spiritual Director and Confessor. Many of their individual works could be considered the pr ...
 
A collection of romantic poems for St Valentine’s day.
 
Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry
 
The Speakeasy Cafe's Sound of Ink open-mic poetry show airs every Thursday at 4pm west coast / 7 pm east coast time! Hosted by Nyla Alisia, this show offers non-stop poetic entertainment where it is all about YOU the POETS! The Speakeasy Cafe is an eclectic, supportive, passionate and inspiring place to come share your words, listen to other poets, inspire and be inspired! Poets write because they have something to say, Come take the mic and say it! You are always welcome at the Speakeasy Cafe!
 
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Poetry (Audio)
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UCTV's impressive archive of poetry readings, interviews and conversations with established and emerging poets is the perfect resource to bring the art of language to life.
 
This is a collection of 13 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2014.
 
This is a collection of 26 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2014.
 
This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2014.
 
This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2012.
 
Monthly podcasts from the Scottish Poetry Library, hosted by Colin Waters.
 
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No Good Poetry
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Making the world safer for poetry.
 
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This week’s poem is 'Red Bicycle' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. This is the first in a set of new recordings we made of Azita reading her poems in October 2018 when she was in the UK to launch her new book 'Negative of A Group Photo' published by the PTC and Bloodaxe Books. First, you can hear Azita tell us a bit about the poem and read the ori ...…
 
Kaveh Akbar joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Ellen Bryant Voigt’s poem "Groundhog" and his own poem "What Use is Knowing Anything If No One Is Around". Akbar is the author of the poetry collection “Calling a Wolf a Wolf,” as well as the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the 201 ...…
 
Tishani Doshi's third collection Girls are Coming Out of the Woods is one of the great collections of 2018. In August, while appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Doshi visited the SPL where she spoke about the new collection. On the podcast, she discusses writing poems that address violence against women during the MeToo era, ...…
 
Tishani Doshi's third collection Girls are Coming Out of the Woods is one of the great collections of 2018. In August, while appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Doshi visited the SPL where she spoke about the new collection. On the podcast, she discusses writing poems that address violence against women during the MeToo era, ...…
 
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Editor’s Note: Rose Amy Pennethorne (1875-1955) studied at Charlotte Mason’s House of Education and graduated in 1898. She then “had several posts in Home Schoolrooms,” during which time she was editor of L’Umile Pianta, the alumnae magazine of the House of Education. Her love for the Charlotte Mason method blossomed into full-time service to t ...…
 
Exploring exercises to be more present in your life and writing.
 
Exploring exercises to be more present in your life and writing.
 
Exploring exercises to be more present in your life and writing.
 
Listen in on influential US poet Chelsey Minnis, author of Poemland, Zirconia, Foxina, Bad Bad and the just-published Baby, I Don’t Care, in a highly entertaining interview with Poetry Review editor Emily Berry. Their conversation ranges across Chelsey’s obsession with Turner Classic Movies TV channel, the usefulness of screenplay structures, b ...…
 
The editors discuss Sarah Gridley’s poem “Where Are the Days of Tobias” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
“Reading Tommy Pico’s Junk I kept thinking of Heather McHugh’s pronouncement that the main discipline of poetry is “to keep finding life strange.” Pico is the master of making the stone stony, or returning the sheer absurdity of being to everything, from grief to intimacy to dating apps to donuts. Junk insists on the urgency of the quotidian, o ...…
 
Lee Tiger joins us this week to talk about his recent travels to Bulgaria, playing the Blues while trapped in Paris, and how travel and foreign languages affect writing.
 
Welcome to The Poetry Exchange.We have conversations with individuals about a poem that has been a friend to them. In exchange we make them a gift: a unique recording of their chosen poem, inspired by the conversation and their thoughts and feelings about the poem.The Poetry Exchange takes place in a range of venues and settings, featuring publ ...…
 
The SPEAKEASY CAFE ~ONLINE~ OPEN MIC POETRY RADIO SHOW INSPIRE AND BE INSPIRED! Show time: 5:00 pm West coast - 8:00 pm East coast REMEMBER TO CALL IN EARLY!! The call in number is 646-595-3965 Info: You do not have to be logged in to listen to the show, but you do to join in the Poet's chat-room. It's a good way to network with other writers a ...…
 
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Our Poem Podcast this week is 'Album' by Reza Mohammadi from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Dari by Reza himself. In October 2018 we are celebrating the publication of 'Negative of a Group Photograph', a new collection of poetry by Farsi poet Azita Ghahreman, with a national tour. From th ...…
 
"I Am" Join us for an Inkwell Poetry Workshop from The Speakeasy Cafe, presented by Nyla Alisia with special guests George Wylie https://www.facebook.com/ghwylie and Stanley Phillips https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009305128075
 
Not so very long ago, I was in the car with my six-year old when he asked, “Did God make that truck?” “Nope. But God made the people who made the truck.” He studied my face. “Okay.” Then he resumed staring out the window. Several weeks later, I thought of that exchange, and I saw …
 
My incredibly late take on the movie Paterson and a look at Paterson, the poem. Does it matter that William Carlos Williams’ women are often merely decorative? That one of his most famous poems is about stealing his wife’s breakfast? And should Jim Jarmusch have done better by his female lead? Show notes Ep 38. To get the news from poems Glenn ...…
 
The editors discuss Ari Banias’s poem “Fountain” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
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This week poet and editor Brendan Lorber joins us to talk about the poetic space of train travel and torturing a neighbor by reading Rimbaud's Drunken Boat, but the conversation really gets going when we discuss what white space can add to poetry, exploring different ways of using the page, and why more poets don't make use of it.…
 
West Virginia poet, Kirk Judd, talks about spirituality in poetry, his personal perspective on the mountain state he loves, and teaching the importance of getting poetry off the page. Recordings of his poetry with musical accompaniment are also featured.Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt= ...…
 
The SPEAKEASY CAFE ~ONLINE~ OPEN MIC POETRY RADIO SHOW INSPIRE AND BE INSPIRED! Show time: 5:00 pm West coast - 8:00 pm East coast REMEMBER TO CALL IN EARLY!! The call in number is 646-595-3965 Info: You do not have to be logged in to listen to the show, but you do to join in the Poet's chat-room. It's a good way to network with other writers a ...…
 
This week’s poem is 'Glaucoma' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. The poem is read first in English translation by Maura Dooley and then in Farsi by Azita. In October 2018 we are celebrating the publication of 'Negative of a Group Photograph', a new collection of poetry by Farsi poet Azita Ghahreman, with an national tour and from the 6th to the 12t ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
Editor’s note: On January 5, 1929, six years after Charlotte Mason’s death, Horace West Household spoke at the The North of England Education Conference in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Household was then the Director of Education for Gloucestershire, and he would later be referred to as Mason’s “ardent disciple.” The topic for his talk was “A Liberal E ...…
 
Rereading the great modern Greek poet C.P. Cavafy.
 
Rereading the great modern Greek poet C.P. Cavafy.
 
Rereading the great modern Greek poet C.P. Cavafy.
 
Dubravka Ugrešić is considered one of Europe’s most distinctive novelists and essayists. She is the 2016 winner of Neustadt International Prize for Literature for her body of work, joining literary luminaries from Gabriel Garcia Marquez to Elizabeth Bishop to Octavio Paz. In 1991 when war broke out in the former Yugoslavia, Ugrešić took a firm ...…
 
The editors discuss Khadijah Queen’s poem “If  gold, your figure as mirror on the ground is” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
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There's no guest this week as we explore the concept of abstraction in poetry. Writers often make a distinction between abstract and concrete language, and imply that concrete is best, but we look at how the distinction between concrete and abstract is actually much more complex and interesting than we usually think about. We talk about Dame Ed ...…
 
To celebrate the fourth anniversary of Lunar Poetry Podcasts (01/10/2018) host and founder of the series David Turner chats to Abi Palmer about how and why LPP began. The pair discuss how the podcast has evolved since October 2014 and the changes made because of growing audiences and funding from Arts Council England. Abi and David also talk ab ...…
 
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