lots of listening

July 12, 2021

If your podcast list is ready for an update, have a listen at The Verb. BBC Radio 3’s “cabaret of the word” features poetry, prose, discussion, language talk, new writing, and performance. There are 128 episodes online, each around 45 minutes, hosted by the poet, journalist, playwright, and Yorkshire-accented Ian McMillan.

More poetry podcast posts.

Poetry Club Talks

July 1, 2021

photo of darkened old bookstore with open book floating in the middle and the words Poetry Club Talks...

We have mentioned a LOT of poetry podcasts, but somehow overlooked Poetry Club Talks, a weekly, public discussion group and podcast produced in Bellingham and hosted by Ron Leatherbarrow and other Poetry Club members. There are 25 episodes available for listening and download, including May 15 and May 23, 2021, conversations with Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest. More Poetry Club on Facebook. Have a listen!

read, hear, see poetry

June 17, 2021

black letters on white ground: ON BEING Experience Poetry

At the risk of repeating ourselves, we remind you that Experience Poetry has a wealth of free offerings, including interviews with poets from On Being with Krista Tippett, links to Poetry Unbound podcasts, poetry films, and much more.

no passport required

March 12, 2021

Wax Poetic is Vancouver’s longest running poetry show. Every Wednesday at 2:00pm Pacific, hosts RC Weslowski, Lucia Misch, Kevin Spenst, Zofia Rose, and Johnny D. Trinh spend an hour visiting with poets laureate from across Canada, the latest up-and-coming poetry slammers, the most seasoned touring spoken word artists, and poets with new books hot off the presses.

Go to Canada. Tune in at Coop Radio 100.5FM or browse the archive (2017 to present).

Poetry of Revolt

January 13, 2021

The 23rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Conference presented by the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force will include a variety of events, workshops, and presentations, including Poetry of Revolt.

This free online gathering of diverse poets from Cascadia and beyond will celebrate poetry as a form of resistance, revolt, and healing. Performers include Rena Priest, Romeo Romero, Danny Canham, PoetryNMotion, and others. Poetry of Revolt will livestream on Facebook tomorrow, Thursday, January 14, 2021, 5:30pm.

Listen to Margaret Bikman’s interview with Rena Priest about the Poetry of Revolt today, January 13, at Noon, 4:00pm, and 9:00pm, on KMRE 102.3FM or find the podcast on the KMRE Arts & Entertainment Spotlight.

Poetry Spoken Here

December 29, 2020

We have published links to a lot of wonderful poetry podcasts, but somehow managed to miss (until now) Poetry Spoken Here. Produced by poet Charlie Rossiter, his son Jack Rossiter-Munley, and Cardboard Box Productions, Poetry Spoken Here features interviews with poets, reviews of poetry books, examinations of individual poems, and investigations of themes in poetry. Now numbering 149, the episodes of approximately 30 minutes each are available on SoundCloud and your other favorite podcast sources.

Experience Poetry

November 7, 2020

We’ve mentioned Krista Tippett and On Being here before. Now, On Being has created Experience Poetry to collect “all the ways poetry is manifest in our work — including interviews with poets, recorded readings with poets, episodes of Poetry Unbound, and discussions about poetry’s contribution to the common good.” Lots to enjoy, including a selection of short, animated poetry films.

PoemTalk

July 24, 2020

The last time we mentioned PoemTalk, the podcast series had just posted episode 103.

Closely associated with Kelly Writers House, PennSound, and Jacket2 magazine, PoemTalk episodes “get willing, engaged people together and ask them to talk about one poem, and see what magic happens. The poem provides magic (if chosen well, but even often if not) and the people — mostly the people — augment the magic. You never know where the conversation will go.”

Today’s episode, number 150, brings together Simone White, Dixon Li, Jo Park, and Al Filreis to discuss two poems by Terrance Hayes, “MJ Fan Letter” and “RSVP,” from his book Wind in a Box (2006).

All 150 episodes of PoemTalk are available, free, on Jacket2 and on iTunes.

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.

more listening

May 12, 2020

“The Occasion” is a themed poetry show airing monthly on fourth Mondays from 10:00-11:00pm Pacific. Produced by KBOO (Portland, Oregon) and hosted by Jennifer Perrine, The Occasion features interviews with poets, who offer a selection of their “greatest hits,” read poems written specifically for the show’s theme, and recommend some of their favorite poems by other authors. Every episode offers “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something true.” Visit KBOO and subscribe to the podcast and/or listen to previous programs.

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