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September 22, 2021

The Ruth Stone House (RSH) was established in 2013 to fulfill the poet’s wish that her physical and literary estate would be used for the furthering of poetry and the creative arts. The organization was created to both cultivate and celebrate the works and legacy of Ruth Stone herself and also maintain her historic property in Goshen, Vermont.

Among its various offerings, RSH has a robust poetry podcast series. Most of the podcasts feature poet/cartoonist Bianca Stone as interviewer or co-performer. Drop in, download, or subscribe at your favorite podcast places.

new podcast

July 7, 2020

We recently wrote about voca, the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Audio Video Library of more than 1,000 recordings of poets reading their work during visits to the Center between 1963 and today. The Poetry Center has now curated selections from voca for a brand-new podcast series, Poetry Centered.

In each episode, a guest poet introduces three poems from voca, sharing their insights about the remarkable performances recorded in our archive. Each episode concludes with the guest poet reading a poem of their own. Our inaugural season includes episodes hosted by Hanif Abdurraqib, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Ada Limón, Urayoán Noel, Maggie Smith, and TC Tolbert.

Visit the Poetry Centered Podcast page to listen, subscribe, or download transcripts.

If you like a little Scots burr in your poetry, you’ll find it nowhere finer than the Scottish Poetry Library Podcast collection. Interviews, conversations, readings, tributes, and more, from 2009 to the present.

new podcast series

February 6, 2020

You may be familiar with the thoughtful podcast series “On Being with Krista Tippett.” The On Being Project now has a new podcast series, “Poetry Unbound,” which launched on January 27, 2020. Hosted by Pádraig Ó Tuama, each approximately 10-minute podcast discusses a single poem. New episodes post each Monday and Friday. Subscribe at all the usual podcast places, or listen online at Poetry Unbound.

another poetry podcast

December 17, 2019

Thanks to Rick Lupert and Poetry Super Highway, we’ve learned of a recent podcast series that somehow escaped our notice. Hosted by Tresha Faye Haefner and Kelly Grace Thomas, The Poetry Salon-Cast is the podcast arm of the Los Angeles-based Poetry Salon.

In each of the nine episodes, the hosts interview a favorite poet about the poet’s work, inspiration, and editing tips. (Interviewees include Cascadia-based poet Jeannine Hall Gailey.) The Poetry Salon-Cast is available on Audioboom, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc.

sci-po podcast

September 12, 2019

Sam Illingworth is Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is also the author of A Sonnet To Science: Scientists and Their Poetry, an account of six ground-breaking scientists who also wrote poetry, and the effect that this had on their lives and research.

Dr Illingworth, furthermore, has a swell voice and puts it to use on a podcast series: The Poetry of Science. In each short episode (there are now 13), “he provides insight into new scientific research via the medium of poetry.” He also supplies a link to the scientific research and a second related poem. Have a listen!

poetry podcast

March 31, 2019

Portland, Oregon, community radio station KBOO airs Talking Earth, interviews on poetry, spoken arts, and prose, on the second and third Monday of every month from 10:00 to 11:00pm Pacific. Programs are archived back to 2015. Have a listen.

poets, podcasted

January 23, 2019

Love poets? Love podcasts? Listen in to The Poet Salon: “The Poet Salon is a podcast where poets talk over drinks. In each episode, we interview a poet we love over a drink we’ve prepared especially for them. Your hosts are Gabrielle Bates, Luther Hughes, and Dujie Tahat.” It’s brand new and you’ll find it at all the usual podcast locations: iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Google Play, Stitcher, and so on.

VS Podcast Live

November 6, 2018

The 3rd Annual Chicago Podcast Festival, coming up November 26 through December 2, 2018, aims to celebrate the medium of podcasting and storytelling by creating events that bring together independent voices and national talent with an appreciative audience.

This year’s lineup includes Season 2 of VS, the Webby-nominated podcast that expands poetry beyond the page. The free, live, in real time episode will be hosted by Franny Choi and Danez Smith.

If you’re in Chicago, reserve a (free) seat and go. To get an idea what you’re in for, tune in to Season 1 of VS on SoundCloud.

The Library of Congress has just launched a new poetry podcast series: From the Catbird Seat. Every Thursday for eight weeks, the series will explore poetry’s past, present and future.

Hosts Rob Casper, head of the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, and Anne Holmes, Digital Content Manager for the Poetry and Literature Center, will share archived recordings from nearly 80 years of literary events featuring poets reading and discussing their work at the Library of Congress. Each podcast will include highlights from a single event or series and will also feature a special guest. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is the guest for the first program and Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post’s Book World, is the guest for the second broadcast.

Listen and/or subscribe (it’s free) on the Library’s podcast site or on iTunes.

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