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.



Linebreak is a weekly magazine with a bias for good poetry. We look for poems that we wish we had written, poems that take us somewhere we didn’t even know we wanted to go.

In addition to text, Linebreak publishes audio recordings of all poems. Each poet’s work is read and recorded by another working poet selected by the editors. To that end, we’re always seeking volunteer readers.

Thin Air Video

Thin Air Video


DVD catalog: 138 titles

Wired for Books

For many years, most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. The one-on-one interviews typically lasted 30 to 45 minutes and then had to be edited down to a two-minute radio show. Wired for Books is proud to make these important oral documents publicly available for the first time in their entirety. Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

Wired for Books' mp3 page
Penquin.com Radio Room.

In the Radio Room you can hear editors at Penguin Classics interview scholars about enduring works, get tips for running a great small business, learn how following your passion can lead to professional success, and peek inside a poet's process.

Includes Cup of Poetry.

Video & Radio Network
Rattle audio.

Recording of poems published in the magazine Rattle.
The louderARTS Project is an arts organization committed to developing constructive and challenging spaces for artists to create, critique, present, and teach poetry.

louderArts Audio

Slate.com - Poetry

A weekly poem, read by the author.

The Holloway Series in Poetry is sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley, English Department, 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.

Holloway Series video and audio recordings.

jubilat audio-visual

Watch or listen to our contributors to jubilat reading their work.
Internet Poetry Archive

The archive includes the work of living poets from around the world. The initial unit features seven poets, including Philip Levine and Nobel Prize winners Seamus Heaney and Czeslaw Milosz. Using the capabilities of the Internet to present sound and graphics as well as text, the archive entry for each poet comprises audio clips of the poet reading several poems, the poet's comments on the works, a photograph of the poet and any other graphics that would help a reader understand the poem (e.g., a map or illustration of a particular place mentioned in the poem), texts of the poems, a critical biography of the poet prepared by a scholar familiar with the poet's work, and a short bibliography. Poems are presented in their original languages, as well as in English translation.
New York State Writers Institute Video Archives

New York State Writers Institute's programs include author visits and residencies, film screenings, symposia, panel discussions, stage readings, and writing workshops for adults and high school students. The goal of these programs, most of which are free and open to the public, is to increase access to major authors for students of writing and readers of literature, broaden exposure for emerging authors, and provide important cultural initiatives for the general public.