10 Best Poetry Podcasts for Poets

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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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This e-book covers more than 40 poetic forms and shares examples to illustrate how each form works. Discover a new universe of poetic possibilities and apply it to your poetry today!

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10 Best Poetry Podcasts for Poets

  1. Poetry Magazine podcast. As you might guess, this is a poetry podcast hosted by Poetry magazine. New episode weekly.
  2. The New Yorker: Poetry. Podcast hosted by The New Yorker magazine and WNYC Studios. New episode each month.
  3. The Poetry Society podcast. Podcast from the United Kingdom featuring conversations between the editors of The Poetry Review and contributors.
  4. The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Daily 5-minute podcast that includes a little history, a little literature, and a daily poem.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Poetry Off the Shelf. Another Poetry Foundation podcast, this one comes out every couple weeks and looks at contemporary poets.
  9. Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre. Weekly podcast that shares a translated poem in English and the original language.
  10. 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.

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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