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Poetry Unbound

Poetry Unbound features an immersive exploration of a single poem, guided by Pádraig Ó Tuama. Short and unhurried; contemplative and energizing. Anchor your week with new episodes on Monday and Friday, beginning January 27.

Poetry, essays, columns and more

Poetry rises up in human societies when official words fail us and we lose sight of how to find our way back to one another. It has moved to the heart of what we offer on the radio and in podcasts, in digital spaces, and in gatherings.

The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives - SFSU

The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives

The Poetry Center, located in Humanities 511-512 at San Francisco State University, presents some 30 public readings, performances and lectures each year, on the SF State campus and at various off-campus venues, featuring outstanding poets and writers from across the literary spectrum. The Poetry Center reading series, founded in 1954, is one of the longest-running such programs in the country, with roots in the 1950s San Francisco Poetry Renaissance. We also house the American Poetry Archives, a collection approaching 5,000 hours of original audio and video recordings documenting our reading series.

Northampton Poetry Radio

Northampton Poetry Radio

Richard Michelson states:
It has been an honor being Poet Laureate of a city that takes the arts seriously enough to assign a Laureate. I thank WHMP, Bill Newman, and Monte Belmonte for allowing me to discuss poetry, politics, science, art, nature and whatever else is on my mind, with some of the finest poets writing today.


Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast

Hear from the editors of Poets & Writers Magazine as they offer a behind-the-scenes preview of the new issue, talk with contributors and authors featured in the magazine, and discuss the lighter side of writing, publishing, and the literary arts in this decidedly DIY podcast.

Poetry in America


Hosted by Elisa New, Poetry in America draws students of all ages into conversations about poetry.
Every half-hour episode offers the viewer a fully immersive experience in hearing, reading, and interpreting a single American poem.

Poetry in America gathers distinguished interpreters from all walks of life to explore and debate 12 unforgettable American poems. Athletes, poets, politicians, musicians, architects, scientists, actors, entrepreneurs, and citizens of all ages join together with host and Harvard professor Elisa New to experience and share the power of poetry. Visually dazzling and archivally rich, each episode of the series is aligned and extended with digital resources to continue the conversation in the classroom, the living room, and beyond.

Poetry Society (UK) - podcasts

The Poetry Review Podcast

Listen to our expanding audio library of both readings by poets and the fascinating exchanges between editors of The Poetry Review and contributors, past and present, as they explore ideas and themes generated by the issue.


WritersCast features interviews, readings and discussions with writers on a wide variety of topics. We are particularly interested in the writing process, the struggles that writers and publishers undergo in bringing their work to audiences, and in giving authors the opportunity to talk about their work. We like to focus on new and recently published books in all forms, print, audio and e-books alike. And we are very interested in exploring new ways to for writers and readers to meet – those intersections that will help redefine the publishing process in the 21st century. WritersCast is a project of Creative Management Partners, LLC, and is hosted by David Wilk.

Shakespeare & Company podcasts

Shakespeare and Company is an English-language bookshop in the heart of Paris, on the banks of the Seine, opposite Notre-Dame. Since opening in 1951, it’s been a meeting place for anglophone writers and readers, becoming a Left Bank literary institution. Readings and talks are recorded for podcast...

Shakespeare & Company - Podcasts

Holloway Reading Series - UC Berkeley

The Holloway Series in Poetry is sponsored by the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and is funded through an Endowment made by Roberta C. Holloway in 1981. This generous fund has enabled us to establish a tradition of poetry on campus to celebrate the works of renowned and rising contemporary poets, and provide an opportunity for graduate student poets from the UC Berkeley campus community to introduce and read alongside a featured poet.

Dia: Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Dia’s monthly Readings in Contemporary Poetry series, curated by poet and author Vincent Katz, stresses the experimental aspects of contemporary poetic practice. It highlights commonalities among poets and puts their diverse voices in conversation with one another.

Watch & Listen

Wordplay - Asheville FM


Wordplay every week features poets and writers of creative prose in
performance, and in conversation about their craft and ideas. Our
guests have included Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners
and high school students; writers who are household names (in
households that read, at least), and writers who have only begun the
process of interaction and publication that leads to recognition;
formalists and performance poets - all working to keep language alive
and real.

Poetry Sunday

Poetry Sunday

Each Sunday morning WCAI features a different local poet.

The Cape and Islands region has long provided inspiration to artists. Now WCAI is giving 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.

Rattapallax - Poets on Film

rattapallax - poets on film

Rattapallax, Inc. is a publisher and film production company. It is the only literary organization dedicated to issues of globalization, literature, poetry and films. Our goals are to create international dialogue using literature & cinema and focus on what is relevant to our society.

Naropa Audio Archive

Naropa University Archive Project

The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U.S.literary avant-garde.

The collection represents several generations of artists who have contributed to aesthetic and cultural change in the postmodern era. The Naropa University Archive Project seeks to enhance appreciation and understanding of post-World War II American literature and its role in social change, cultural criticism, and the literary arts through widespread dissemination of the actual voices of the poets and writers of this period. Current interest in Oriental religions, environmentalism, political activism, ethnic studies, and women's consciousness is directly indebted to the work of these New American Poets, writers and musicians.

Out of Our Minds

Out of Our Minds

Out of Our Minds radio program is the second longest continuous poetry radio show in America. It is now well into its third decade. Over the years there have been several hosts: Charlotte Muse, Patrick Daily, Jim Standish and J.P. Dancing Bear.

Presented by people's radio KKUP, 91.5FM on Wednesday nights from 8 to 9pm Pacific Time, the show enjoys a large listening audience of the South San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay Area. When the station offered streaming audio over the internet the show received email and support throughout the world.

Over the past twelve years Out of Our Minds host J.P. Dancing Bear has presented a richly diverse field of voices in Contemporary Poetry, including C.K. Williams, Jane Hirshfield, Wanda Coleman, Willis Barnstone, Sarah Arvio, Pascale Petit, Ralph Angel, Cyrus Cassells, Zachary Schomburg, Michael Collier, Margot Schillp, James Grinwis, Amy King, Camille T. Dungy, Randall Mann, Alan Jude Moore, Derek Mong, Dean Rader, Nin Andrews, Kim Addonizio, Dorriane Laux, Arthur Sze, Joy Harjo, Carol Moldaw, Terese Svoboda, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Jim Powell, Natasha Saje, C. J. Sage, T.R. Hummer, Daisy Fried, Sarah Kennedy, Amanda Auchter, Betsy Wheeler, Emily Rosko, John Gallaher, Amy Beeder, Catherine Pierce, Terry Blackhawk, Ravi Shankar, Ingrid Wendt, Brian Barker, Alta Ifland, Campbell McGrath, Cecily Parks, Lightsey Darst, Dana Levin, Alan Shapiro, Evie Shockley, Angela Ball, Sidney Wade, Andrea Hollander Budy, Maxine Hong Kingston, Chad Sweeney, Kazim Ali, Steven Kowitz, Tony Barnstone, Morton Marcus and many, many more.

Poetry Center Online

Poetry Center Online

Recordings from the Unterberg Poetry Center

In a renewed effort to share with a contemporary audience some of the great literary moments the Poetry Center has presented across the decades, this page features archival recordings of some of the best writers of our time.

Weird Deer

Weird Deer

My dear friend Travis Nichols created this site in 2005 as a repository for the sort of creative endeavors that could be best expressed as voice mail messages. His network of poets and other weirdos made this a magical hub for a long time

Elliston Project

Elliston Project

The Elliston Project holds over seven hundred recorded readings and lectures given under the auspices of the University of Cincinnati Department of English and Comparative Literature and the U.C. Libraries since 1951. Material includes readings and lectures on poetry by those who have served as George Elliston Poet in Residence, among whom are Robert Frost, Denise Levertov, Louise Glück, Thom Gunn, and C.D. Wright. Other major figures, including Czeslaw Miłosz, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and Rita Dove, are also represented, as are many prose writers and a wide range of poets at various stages of their careers. Readings in this ongoing audio archive feature poets' comments on their work; both complete performances and individual poems are accessible.



Co-founded by animator/producer Angella Kassube and poet Todd Boss, Motionpoems is a nonprofit production company that turns great contemporary poems into short films.

We introduce America's best video artists to America's best living writers, and step aside. Then we make the resulting films available free to you ... our subscribers!



Audiopoetry (pō’ĭ-trē) is a digital audio poetry anthology site run by Black Mamba, with poems sent in by Falstaff, Veena and n other contributing members.



Muzzle aims to bring together the voices of poets from a diverse array of backgrounds, paying special homage to those from communities that are historically underrepresented in literary magazines.



A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established, new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the show's host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt.

Poems Out Loud

Poems Out Loud

Launched on April 1, 2009, Poems Out Loud is a place for poetry. The site features columns and recorded readings by well-known and award-winning poets as well as general poetry news and ephemera. The name of the site was inspired by the anthology edited by Robert Pinsky called Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud.

IndieFeed - Performance Poetry

IndieFeed: Performance Poetry

The best spoken word artists working in the field today!

Poetry Fix

Poetry Fix

Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson read and discuss various poems.