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Podcasts

Listening to podcasts is a great way to hear poems spoken out loud. So many of ones I’ve come across offer wonderful reflections and insights into the poems and the lives of the poets. Not all of these are strictly about poetry … but they are poetic to be sure!

Featured Podcasts

Have you Heard Georges podcast

Have You Heard George’s Podcast?

George the Poet is a London-born spoken word performer of Ugandan heritage. His innovative brand of musical poetry has won him critical acclaim both as a recording artist and a social commentator.

Resource Podcast Poetry Unbound

Poetry Unbound

Immerse yourself in a single poem, guided by Pádraig Ó Tuama. Short and unhurried; contemplative and energizing. I cannot recommend this podcast highly enough! I even got to meet Pádraig…in a Zoom gathering hosted by The Well!

Resource Podcast Poetry Unbound

Pandemic Poems

A poetry-reading initiative by British actor, Samuel West. The poems provide a much needed sense of perspective, reflection, and some hope in a time of uncertainty and grief. Not strictly speaking a podcast, but a great audio resource through SoundCloud.

Resource Podcast Poetry Unbound

The Slowdown Show

Tracy K. Smith (22nd United States Poet Laureate) delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Life on Mars is a treasured member of my bookshelf. 

More Pithy Podcasts

Resource Podcast OnBeing
Resource Podcast OnBeing
Resource Podcast OnBeing
Resource Podcast OnBeing
Resource Podcast OnBeing
The Poet Salon
Lyric Life Podcast
The Poetry Society Podcast
The New Yorker Poetry Podcast
The Growing Edge Podcast
Commonplace podcast
Poetry for Now Podcast

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