Best poetry podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
Poetry Off the Shelf
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.
Classic Poetry Aloud
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:
The best spoken word artists working in the field today!
Poetry Says
Interviews with poets from Australia and overseas about what they read and how they write.
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.
A show where artists and changemakers read a favorite poem and talk about what it means to them. Co-created by Andy & Brendan Stermer.
Poetry as F*ck
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 ...
Monthly podcasts from the Scottish Poetry Library, hosted by Colin Waters.
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 Lectures
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 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.
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.
Every couple of weeks I invite someone I like to read me a poem from a poet that they really love. We then chat about the poem, and I also read them a poem by another poet that I love. If my guest is a writer, we conclude with them reading a piece of their own work that excites and interests me.
From, a weekly poem, read by the author.
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 as well as much more audio material such as The Eas ...
The Poetry Society
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 ...
Interview with Poets about their New Books
Poetry Off the Shelf
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A collection of romantic poems for St Valentine’s day.
Poetry Lectures
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.
Poetry Slam
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 ...
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 ...
A multi-award-nominated series of discussions, interviews and live recordings with poets from the UK and abroad. Est. Oct 2014 in south-east London. Proudly working class.
This podcast is a resource for students and anyone interested in Latin poetry. It is based on reading, translating, analyzing and interpreting Roman poetry.
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.
OneTaste (, 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.
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.
The Cape and Islands region has long provided inspiration to artists, and WCAI gives poetry a place in its weekly line-up. Every Sunday morning during Weekend Edition the work of a different local poet will be featured. Join us at 8:34 for Poetry Sunday - or listen here to the podcast.
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!
Poetry (Audio)
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.
No Good Poetry
Making the world safer for poetry.
Naked Poetry
Welcome to the vortex.
Discursive Poetry
A short weekly poetry and ideas podcast
Transatlantic Poetry is global poetry movement bringing some of the most exciting poets from the US, UK, Europe and beyond together for live online readings and conversations. With the help of notable partners, we are transforming the way people experience poetry in the twenty-first century.
The Faber Poetry Podcast is a twice-monthly podcast bringing together some of the most exciting voices from the world of poetry, curated, produced and presented by poets Rachael Allen and Jack Underwood.Whether you're a devotee or a newcomer to verse, join Rachael and Jack for lively conversation with their studio guests and audio postcards sent by acclaimed poets from around the globe.
Dirty Poetry
Cum and comedy. Storytelling and spunk. Dirty Poetry. Go have a wunk.
Poetry Postcards
Poetry from around the Commonwealth. A poem from every competing nation and territory sent to Glasgow for the 2012 Commonwealth Games, capturing the essence of the Commonwealth.
Writing Poetry - Audio
Poetry can't solve all your problems, but it can help you feel better about them. To lead a full life requires more than specialization in productive work. Truly, even being great in a specialized field requires one important perspective that many engineers, business-operators, salespeople, marketers and all those in the "hard-sciences" lack—cross disciplinary thinking. It is wonderful if you can break apart and put back together a transistor, but equally wondrous is the workings of poetry a ...
Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry
Latin Poetry Podcast
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Welcome fellow phoenixes. When we set our minds on a goal, we often anticipate how we will feel when we finally achieve what we are working for. Fixing our focus on the destination we pursue our passions blindly, often times ignoring the entire journey. When we arrive to a place of “completion” we are our so busy focusing on the next horizon we ...…
It's the book quoted by God the Father.It's the book quoted by Christ on the Cross.It's the one book we read at almost every Mass.It's the Psalms.While many view the Psalms as merely a collection of beautiful poetry (which it is), there's a whole more going on in this amazing book of the Bible. In fact, it's no exaggeration to say it's one of t ...…
Tazeen and Dr. Reem Abou-Samra talk about how to go from a fragmented identity to a unified sense of selfhood through poetry and politics and what it means to be an activist.
Is poetry dead, too slow for our wired, sound-bitten world? Even if poetry is no more, says David Gewanter, then it still leaves its DNA lying around, or moves like a virus passing from body to body, playing witness to our most vital moments. Gewanter, a poet, essayist and editor, offers his humble opinion on why verse remains relevant.…
What’s it like to be a Park Ranger at one of the biggest caves in the US? Let’s explore the other-worldliness of Carlsbad Caverns with Interpretive Park Ranger Katie Crowley to find out. She leads cave tours, helps answer visitor questions, and writes poetry about the sites she sees every day. Show Notes found at: ...…
Actor, director, producer, musician and more -- Tim Robbins is best known for his roles in "Shawshank Redemption," "The Player," "Mystic River," and the recent HBO series "Here and Now." But 37 years ago, he started a theater company in Los Angeles called The Actor's Gang, and throughout the success of his career, he's continued to act, write a ...…
Tonight for the 420 episode I sat down with the host of the 806 open mic in Amarillo. I've known this guy a year and he is one of the coolest people I've ever met. He's been doing poetry for over a decade. We talked about politics, stand up comedy, Alex Jones, freestyling, and at least a dozen other things. You are really going to enjoy this on ...…
Evolve! Nurturing the New in Consciousness, the Arts, and Culture hosted by : Robin White Turtle Lysne, M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D. Evolve! brings you people and ideas on the cutting edge of change opening the shells of the past to move our culture into the now. We are all in great need of sustainable ideas for change. The arts and evolving consciousne ...…
Jessica Traynor reviews "The Long Take" by Robin Robertson (published by Picador Poetry).
Award-winning writer and poet Richard Marsh stars alongside Russell Tovey and Phil Daniels in this heart-warming sitcom set in a greetings card company.This week, Will's asked to help someone find the words to break some difficult news. As a man who struggles to express his own feelings, what chance does he have of putting the right words in so ...…
Brashear 9th grader, Fatuma, talk about growing up in Tanzania, students at The Neighborhood Academy read and reflect on poetry, and 9 to 12 year old girls share advice about bullies, healthy relationships, and building character.
Host Bojidar Marinov Description “A sodomite culture that has come to fruition has come to fruitlessness.” Listen Transcript Axe to the Root Podcast Episode #69 The Church’s Forgotten History of Sodomite Marriage Welcome to Episode 69of Axe to the Root Podcast, part of the War Room Productions, I am Bo Marinov, and for the next 30 minutes we wi ...…
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 ...…
Spoiler Alert: Amy might give an important plot point away from the film Annihilation. She has no idea though because she hasn't seen it. We’re sorry. Mr. Edwards deeply desires to form a strong bond with his eldest adoptive son, John Jr. John, Jr. wishes for the same thing; however, Mr. Edwards likes hunting and John cannot BEAR to shoot anoth ...…
Part 2 on the very important topic of self love. We are featuring two amazing poets Savage Intellect and Ashley Cornelius who is competing in the Women Of the World Poetry Slam this March 15th in Dallas, Texas.
Nahum is given the task of delivering the message of the irrevocable judgements of God against a city/nation of infamous war-mongers. God has set the reckoning date for Nineveh's war crimes on His calender and the day is fast approaching. This time no repentance is forthcoming as in the days of Jonah which only renders the city doubly guilty ha ...…
Today I'd like to share some poetry with you. I have four poems that follow a particular theme.
Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art Today on Home Grown, David talks to two sets of art curators who are different but similar. First, student intern curators Sarah Russell and Sarah Vanlandingham from The UVA Fralin Art Museum visit the show to talk about their upcoming museum tour Art of Protest. What follows is an engaging and moving conve ...…
On The Same Page is a podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library. In this episode we talk about some poetry collections we are reading and hear a recording of a panel from March that took place at Northside Library to discuss leadership and nonviolent c ...…
Guests David Kallison Amateur raconteur. Host of The Sound and the Story podcast. Author of Bob Roark's Bedroom Bummers. Bob Roark's Bedroom Bummers David Kallison (@davidkallison) | Twitter Jason Tate Founder and editor-in-chief of Podcast: Other: @chorusfm; @encorepodcast; @absolutepunk chorus ...…
Freestyle prayer poem rap
Josh Kaufman on his new album; Butler First Music and Memory program ; Making It with Andy D; 5 songs from drummer Paul Symon; Ready Player One movie review; New blues from Tad Robinson; Plant Poetry; Skywatch
My first podcast, school project
This episode features the wondrous Mr. Miller and his reading of three spectacular poetry pieces.
Editor’s note: On December 3, 1912, The Times Educational Supplement published a letter entitled, “Miss Mason on the Montessori System.” The following year, five introductory paragraphs were added to the letter, and it was published as Chapter VII of The Basis of National Strength. Two years after that, the original text of the 1912 letter (wit ...…
The ever vibrant Cheryl Kirk-Duggan is my guest this week. Cheryl is currently a professor at Shaw University, and recently published her first solo book of poetry but that hardly sums up this renaissance woman. Cheryl takes us through her early life in Charles Lake, LA, performing in NYC/Europe, and finding love and purpose. She is a woman of ...…
In today's poetry reading, I read Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Love's Philosophy." It is one of my favorite poems, with its simple structure and ending questions. I love it and I hope you enjoy.
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Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: To Spank a ThiefAuthor: Michelle FoxNarrator: Lila FallonFormat: UnabridgedLength: 49 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-30-12Publisher: MM PublicationsRatings: 3.5 of 5 out of 13 votesGenres: Erotica & Sexuality, FictionPublisher's Summary:In dire f ...…
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: Dark Secret LoveSubtitle: A Story of SubmissionAuthor: Alison TylerNarrator: Rebecca EstrellaFormat: UnabridgedLength: 6 hrs and 28 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 09-13-13Publisher: Insatiable Press LimitedRatings: 4 of 5 out of 38 votesGenres: Erot ...…
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: Sometimes You Just Want to F*CKAuthor: Brindle ChaseNarrator: Jennifer SaucedoFormat: UnabridgedLength: 22 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 04-08-14Publisher: The Loquacious Accomplice, LLC.Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 62 votesGenres: Erotica & Sexuality, ...…
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: Salvation ArmyAuthor: Taylor MaliNarrator: Taylor MaliFormat: UnabridgedLength: 1 minLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-05-07Publisher: Words Worth InkGenres: Drama & Poetry, PoetryPublisher's Summary:Taylor's first live spoken-word collection since 2003 ...…
Have you ever noticed how songs often have odd, rhetorical questions in their lyrics? These last few weeks have been both healing and heavy for me, so I wanted to do something fun this week that was more light-hearted and create an episode that's purely dedicated to humor and playfulness. So, I did some research to find some of the most ridicul ...…
Recanati, Gigli e Leopardiun film di Silvio SbranaB&B Palazzo Dalla Casapiccola, Recanati, Museo Gigli, Loreto, Osimo, Ancona, Processione del Venerdì Santo di RecanatiRecanati is a town and comune in the Province of Macerata, in the Marche region of Italy.It is the hometown of the tenor Beniamino Gigli and the poet Giacomo Leopardi, which is w ...…
Lady Valore is an anomaly in the code of the cosmos. An old friend. And now a dear friend. Join us on the backporch for an outdoor podcast, a consecration of Springtime in and of itself. We talk about a whole range of topics: formative years, musical and spiritual ruminations, hell I could go on...and maybe if you stick around you might get str ...…
In the '70s, poetry workshops run by women, for women, sprang up in cities around the country. They mirrored what was happening in the women’s movement, and they became communities unto themselves.
For national poetry month, Dan and Becky are taking Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 and breaking it down in all five layers - one each week. This week begins the process with the UNderstand Words layer.
Jos Charles reads her poetry at the University of Louisville as a part of the Axton Reading Series on March 29, 2018.
Episode 8: [Insert Main Character] - The text for this poem is available at
Carol Stoner reads her poem, "Fax Machine Love"By (Juliet Fromholt).
I sit down with my pal Ryan Liss. We talk about wedding speeches, drinking, gambling, movie trailers and slam poetry.
Devon talks with poet and fellow PhD student Maya Borhani about how teachers can infuse poetry in their classrooms. Maya also shares research methodology and methods based on poetry and poetic inquiry. Tune in today for an engaging conversation with a renowned poet!
The question poised: where do we begin to draw the line for the platforms on given pieces? Lydia Armstrong is a prolific and deeply personal poet. We Prosers sat down with Lydia to discuss her poetry and writing, and we are pleased to share our conversation and her performance with you here on the airwaves. The piece she chose to bring in (something whic ...…
Have you ever experienced an unexpected life changing event? Have you ever asked yourself, why the event happen to you? Tune in to hear more about this individuals unexpected life event and how this event helped her discover her passion in life.....writing through the use of poetry. We are looking for individuals to speak on their truths, victo ...…
This week, we experience a lot of men get jazzed up about poetry. We're watching Dead Poets Society and we've got some notes. Watch it with us on Netflix now.
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