what are you listening to?

January 4, 2023

Are you listening to poetry? Now and then we offer up lists of poetry podcasts. Here are a few more:

Put some poetry in your ears!

National Poetry Day

October 6, 2022

Today, Thursday, October 6, 2022, is National Poetry Day in the UK. To join the festivities, have a listen to the brand new Seren Poetry Podcast launched by Seren Books to celebrate the poets and poetry of Wales. Nine weekly interviews will include readings as well as conversation about inspiration and craft. There are already introduction/preview podcasts available for listening, so look for The Seren Poetry Podcast at your favorite podcast source. Additional details at Nation.Cymru.

poetry in your ears

August 2, 2022

If you enjoy listening to poets read and talk about their work, here are a few more poetry podcast options to enjoy while you’re lounging poolside:

Dear Poetry is a brand-new poetry podcast series by Luisa Beck that is an advice column that turns to poems for answers to callers’ questions. More on Dear Poetry on NPR.

Close Readings is a podcast series from the London Review of Books in which “Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the lives and works of 20th-century poets through the lens of pieces written about them in the LRB, and Irina Dumitrescu and Mary Wellesley consider the lives and voices of women in medieval literature.”

“The New Books Network is a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media.” Available through all the usual podcast sources, NBnPOETRY offers a series of interviews with poets and scholars of poetry talking about their new books.

With 24 episodes and counting, of poetry is a podcast series of “kitchen table conversations with poets” hosted by Han VanderHart.

More poetry podcast posts here.

Want a little poetry in your ears? Player FM has a frequently updated list of poetry podcasts and FeedSpot offers a list of 60 Best Poetry Podcasts ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority, and freshness. You can also go back to some of the many podcast-related posts that have appeared here on The Poetry Department.

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