For a little over a year now, I’ve been a co-host of the WritersMarket.com podcast with Brian A. Klems (listen here). While we cover business and marketing topics for writers, I want to share some of the best poetry podcasts for poets of which I’m aware (in no particular order).
If you have a better podcast or two to share, please let everyone know in the comments below, and maybe we’ll have a follow up post.
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10 Best Poetry Podcasts for Poets
- Poetry Magazine podcast. As you might guess, this is a poetry podcast hosted by Poetry magazine. New episode weekly.
- The New Yorker: Poetry. Podcast hosted by The New Yorker magazine and WNYC Studios. New episode each month.
- The Poetry Society podcast. Podcast from the United Kingdom featuring conversations between the editors of The Poetry Review and contributors.
- The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Daily 5-minute podcast that includes a little history, a little literature, and a daily poem.
- The Poetry Break. This podcast is hosted by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and a new episode seems to pop up every month or so covering a different poet.
- The Poetry Project. The Poetry Project throws a bunch of audio up in bunches, disappears for a while, and then dumps a bunch of new content.
- Poetry Now podcast. The Poetry Foundation has a few great podcasts, including this weekly 4-minute podcast that looks at a single poem by the poet who sheds light on it.
- Poetry Off the Shelf. Another Poetry Foundation podcast, this one comes out every couple weeks and looks at contemporary poets.
- Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre. Weekly podcast that shares a translated poem in English and the original language.
- Wax Poetic: Poetry Canada. The last episode came out nearly 6 months ago, but this podcast has years of weekly content–so plenty of poetry and poetic conversations to explore.
Find more poetic posts here:
- Ae Freislighe: Poetic Form.
- How to Get Blurbs for Your Poetry Collection.
- Collecting Poems Into a Book: 5 Poets Share Their Method.