60 Best Poetry Podcasts
Here are 60 Best Poetry Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
New York, US
Poem-a-Day is the original, daily poetry series featuring new poems by today's poets. Produced by the Academy of American Poets, this free digital series is made possible by you, our readers, and listeners. Theme music by Kat Rejsek. Audio engineering by Nadra Mabrouk.
Play⋅ 174.3K⋅ 394.7K ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 6 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact
2. The Verb
London, England, UK
Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing, and performance.
Also in UK Poetry Podcasts, Cabaret Podcasts
Play⋅ 59.8M⋅ 15.1M ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 45 min Get Email Contact
3. The Poetry Magazine Podcast
Chicago, Illinois, US
Poetry Magazine Podcast features poetry readings, interviews with poets and critics, and critical discussions. Audio recordings of poems and poetry-related podcasts exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.
Also in Poetry Blogs
Play⋅ 269.5K⋅ 314.3K⋅ 126.7K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 37 min Get Email Contact
4. Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast
London, England, UK
Frank Skinner loves poetry. And he thinks you might like it too. Join Frank each week as he takes you through some of his choice picks of poems. There may be laughter. There may be tears. There will certainly be poetry. Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast is produced by Sarah Bishop. It is an Avalon production for Bauer Media.
Also in British Literature Podcasts
Play⋅ 281.8K⋅ 95.2K ⋅16 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 35 min Get Email Contact
5. Poem Talk
Chicago, Illinois, US
Kelly Writers House impresario Al Filreis leads a lively roundtable discussion of a single poem with a series of rotating guests including Tracie Morris, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, Charles Bernstein, Sawako Nakayasu, Simone White, and others.
Play⋅ 277.3K⋅ 314.3K ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 52 min ⋅ Oct 2012 Get Email Contact
6. Audio Poem of the Day
Chicago, Illinois, US
Audio recordings of classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, delivered every day.
Play⋅ 277.3K⋅ 314.3K ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 3 min ⋅ Sep 2020 Get Email Contact
7. The Writer's Almanac
The Writer's Almanac is a daily podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces, usually of literary significance. Each day's offering is five minutes long and contains 'on this day in history' information as well as an accessible poem.
Also in Literature Podcasts
148.7K⋅ 96 ⋅5 episodes / week ⋅ Jul 2018 Get Email Contact
8. Charlotte Mason Poetry
Charlotte Mason Poetry is a blog and podcast dedicated to promoting Charlotte Mason's living ideas. For more updates on these, follow us.
Play⋅ 8.5K⋅ 6.5K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 31 min ⋅ Sep 2007 Get Email Contact
9. Poetry Spoken Here
Oak Park, Illinois, US
A bi-weekly poetry podcast that features interviews with poets, reviews of poetry books, examinations of individual poems, and investigations of themes in poetry. New episodes are posted the first and third Friday of every month, so sit back, relax, and let poetry speak to you.
Play⋅ 1.9K⋅ 1.6K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 29 min ⋅ Jun 2015 Get Email Contact
10. Off The Bricks
Zionsville, Indiana, US
Off The Bricks is a poetry Podcast Produced by Brick Street Poetry. Listen to explore and immerse yourself in the world of poetry with interviews of Poets Laureate and readings from newly published books of poetry.
Play⋅ 633⋅ 312 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 31 min ⋅ Sep 2020 Get Email Contact
11. Poetry For Now
Truthful, humorous and insightful poetry to uplift and brighten your day. Hosted and written by Martin Strasmore. The resounding gongs, played by Kassandra Strasmore, offer an experience of peace and tranquility. Good poetry can open up the mind and heart to new ways of seeing the world, accepting difficulties and embracing opportunities for transformation. Each episode is intended to support and uplift the world and to renew our respect for each other and nature.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 10 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
12. Quintessential Listening | Poetry Online Radio
Washington, District of Columbia, US
The primary mission of Quintessential Listening: Poetry is to provide a live format for emerging, mid-career and established poets to showcase their work. Whether traditional poetry or spoken word, the show offers an online vehicle for artists to engage in critical dialogue and discussion about poetry.
183 ⋅30 episodes / day ⋅ Avg Length 16 min ⋅ May 2018 Get Email Contact
13. L N P. After Midnight ..
Welcome to L N P After Midnight. Here we will Focus on a more contemporary type of poetry. Think Gritty... Think Raw .. Think Bukowski.
Play⋅ 438⋅ 44 ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 107 min Get Email Contact
14. Poetry For All
This podcast is for those who already love poetry and for those who know very little about it. In this podcast, we read a poem, discuss it, see what makes it tick, learn how it works, grow from it, and then read it one more time.
Play⋅ 1K⋅ 330 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 22 min ⋅ Aug 2020 Get Email Contact
15. Poetry Unbound
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Your new ritual: Immerse yourself in a single poem, guided by Pádraig Ó Tuama. Short and unhurried; contemplative and energizing. Anchor your week by listening to the everyday poetry of your life, with new episodes on Monday and Friday during the season.
Play⋅ 186.3K⋅ 90.3K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 19 min ⋅ Dec 2019 Get Email Contact
16. New Books in Poetry
Interview with Poets about their New Books.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 55 min ⋅ Jul 2011 Get Email Contact
17. The Poetry Exchange
The Poetry Exchange shares the conversations we have with people about a poem that has been a friend to them, alongside bespoke recordings of these poems, made as 'gifts' for our visitors. The Poetry Exchange is recorded in a range of venues and settings and features both public visitors and invited guests.
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 4.4K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 30 min Get Email Contact
18. Kids' Poetry Club
Burton, Wales, UK
The weekly Kids Poetry Club podcast is 15 minutes of rhymes and fun for kids of all ages. Each episode brings a new theme with three poems and activities.
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Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 18 min Get Email Contact
19. Poetry Says
Here on, Poetry Says, I get to chat with poets from Australia and elsewhere about what they're reading and how they create their work. We also tend to ramble about time, influences, goals, failures, and keeping on going when things are tough.
Play⋅ 217⋅ 1.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 46 min ⋅ May 2016 Get Email Contact
20. Haiku Pea
It features Haiku from Patricia McGuire and her contributing guests, as well as sharing knowledge on the evolution of Haiku, particularly English language Haiku and offering recommended reading for Haiku beginners and the experienced alike.
Play⋅ 2.4K⋅ 87 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 39 min ⋅ Oct 2017 Get Email Contact
21. Uncut Poetry
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Sunil Bhandari is a poet by compulsion. His words heal his wounds, make him understand stars, make him resolve pain. His first book of poetry 'Of Love and Other Abandonments' was an Amazon bestseller. His second book 'Of Journeys & Other Ways To Get Lost' is just out. This podcast is of his poetry.
Play⋅ 796 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 6 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact
22. Poetry Non-Stop
Norwich, England, UK
Poetry Non-Stop is a podcast featuring leading contemporary poets in conversation. In each episode a guest poet discusses their work with presenter Patrick Widdess and reads some of their poems.
501⋅ 349 ⋅3 episodes / month Get Email Contact
23. Commonplace Podcast
New York City, New York, US
Intimate and compelling interviews by Rachel Zucker with poets and other artists. Discussions cover a wide range of subjects including politics, identity, and the writing process.
Play⋅ 634⋅ 3.8K ⋅3 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 107 min ⋅ Jun 2016 Get Email Contact
24. My Bad Poetry
Aaron and Dave, two friends in their early thirties, dive into the old private journal of Aaron to hear read the personal poems written by him while he was in high school. Experience a mix of self reflection, humor, spirituality, philosophy, self deprecation, and just maybe a half decent poem!
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 29 min Get Email Contact
25. Wacky Poem Life
Wacky Poem Life is a 30-minute podcast taped at the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry. Hosts Bill Guthrie and Shaun Perkins begin with a piece of found poetry someone has left in the museum and go from there with some wacky, then some poetry, then some wackier. A poetry podcast for everyone!
Play⋅ 1.8K⋅ 131 ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 36 min Get Email Contact
26. Of Poetry
Kitchen table conversations with poets, hosted by Han VanderHart.
Play⋅ 1.9K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 69 min Get Email Contact
27. The Daily Poem
The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors. Some lite commentary is included and the shorter poems are often read twice, as time permits.The Daily Poem is presented by Goldberry Studios.
Play⋅ 468 ⋅30 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 7 min ⋅ Aug 2018 Get Email Contact
28. The Poetry Show
Santa Cruz, California, US
The Poetry Show on KUSP-FM was the country's oldest radio poetry program. Podcasting began in 2007, and the Poetry Show blog began in 2010.
2.1K⋅ 1.6K ⋅21 episodes / year ⋅ Jun 2016 Get Email Contact
29. Arji's Poetry Pickle Jar
Arji's Poetry Pickle Jar is a place where we pickle the poems you'll love. Each week we invite a published poet into the studio to share a poem they love. We dismantle and dissect it, we open it up so you the listener can see it in a completely new way. This podcast is for newcomers and professionals, for teachers, young people and for everyone in between.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 18 min ⋅ Nov 2020 Get Email Contact
30. The New Yorker | Poetry Podcast
New York City, New York, US
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
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Play⋅ 4.4M⋅ 9M⋅ 4.1M ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 37 min ⋅ Dec 2013 Get Email Contact
31. Poetry In The Bar
Eaton Rapids, Michigan, US
A monthly podcast of live performances of poets and writers in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, recorded on the third Sunday of every month at Eaton Rapids Craft Co.
Play⋅ 60 ⋅4 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 59 min ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
32. Poetry Centered
Tucson, Arizona, US
Poetry Centered features curated selections from Voca, the University of Arizona Poetry Center's online audiovisual archive of more than 1,000 recordings of poets reading their work during visits to the Center between 1963 and today. 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.
Play⋅ 8.7K⋅ 6.4K ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 27 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
33. The American Poetry Review
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Founded in 1972, The American Poetry Review is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of the best contemporary poetry and literary criticism. Their bi-weekly podcast features guest interviews and lots of poetry talk from APR editor Elizabeth Scanlon, along with co-hosts Thalia Geiger and Steven Kleinman.
Play⋅ 12.6K⋅ 15.2K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Nov 2019 Get Email Contact
34. Scottish Poetry Library Podcast
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
It is a monthly podcast from the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, hosted by Colin Waters. Each episode focuses on a conversation and readings with a single poet.
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Play⋅ 9.8K⋅ 44.7K ⋅2 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 35 min Get Email Contact
35. Haiku Chronicles
Haiku Chronicles works directly with poets and artists featured in most of our episodes and on our website. Haiku Chronicles is devoted to the art of haiku and its related poetic forms. In the study of haiku, one prerequisite is an understanding and appreciation of its related forms including: senryu, tanka, renga, haibun, haiga, and other genres.
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36. Dual Poetry Podcast
London, England, UK
The Poetry Translation Centre is dedicated to translating contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Each week we bring you a new poem podcast from one of the world's greatest living poets, in both the original language and in English translation.
Play⋅ 9.6K⋅ 12.3K ⋅5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 16 min ⋅ Jun 2016 Get Email Contact
37. Interesting People Reading Poetry
Interesting People Reading Poetry is a short, sound-rich podcast where artists and luminaries read a favorite poem and share what it means to them. Created by Andy & Brendan Stermer.
Play⋅ 357⋅ 443 ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 14 min ⋅ Aug 2017 Get Email Contact
38. Spoken Word Poetry
Listen to words written from the heart and performed by the soul... Spoken word poetry with a bit of performance art, stories, and poems wrapped all into one.
Play⋅ 182⋅ 1K ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 19 min ⋅ Oct 2020 Get Email Contact
39. Talk About Poetry
Talk About Poetry, where several working poets get together to talk about poems they like, are interested in, engaged by, or are annoyed by. Totally unscripted so anything can be said - and frequently is!
Play 1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 39 min ⋅ Mar 2015 Get Email Contact
40. Poetry Pause
Writing better poems. Join three poetry addicts as we champion a poem, and get inspired to write a response. We discuss the poet, their life, and times.
Play⋅ 102 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 33 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact
41. Modern Poetry
Modern Poetry is an attempt to bring out the good literature out there in these modern times, when creativity has been corrupted with popularity. Here, we will feature young poets all across world and will show the audience how they have kept the lamp of creativity and original poetry still burning.
Play⋅ 569 ⋅5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 10 min ⋅ Dec 2020 Get Email Contact
42. Spoken Word Poetry Podcast
Welcome to Spoken Word Poetry Podcast. Listen in as Poet and Artist, Ariana R Cherry features words written from her heart and performed from her soul. Every week, you will hear original poetry spoken through performance art and story-telling.
Play⋅ 181⋅ 1K ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 12 min ⋅ Mar 2019 Get Email Contact
43. The Poetry Society
London, England, UK
Listen to our expanding audio library of both readings by poets and the fascinating exchanges between editors of The Poetry Review and contributors, past and present, as they explore ideas and themes generated by the issue. 'The Poetry Society is the heart and hands of poetry in the UK - a center which pours out energy to all parts of the poetry-body, and a dexterous set of operations which arrange and organize poetry's various manifestations.
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44. Nim's Poetry
Let's dive into poetry and discover together one beautiful poem at a time.
Play Sep 2020 Get Email Contact
45. Kaavya: The Sound Of Poetry
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
God created the poet. Poet created poetry and the universe identified with his expression. We are happy to introduce our new show- Kaavya, where Padma Shri Bhawana Somaaya will talk about poets, poetry, and more. Some of the biggest literary personalities like Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Aparna Sen will share their poems, ghazals & Shayari. Subscribe now to Kaavya on Ep.Log Media Network.
Play⋅ 648⋅ 428 ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
46. Love In Millennia
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Your poetry destination. A podcast where Anele, a contemporary Christian poet, writer, actress and filmmaker explores faith-based poetry from our current generation and generations passed. This is a passion & interest that turned into a podcast and just kept going...
Play Aug 2020 Get Email Contact
47. Pearls Of Poetry
Pearls Of Poetry hosted by Shoba covers the Literature of Flamingo, cbse, class XII which covers poetry.
Play Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
48. Poems Every Child Should Know by Unknown
A treasure trove of more than two hundred poems, this gem of an anthology compiled by Mary E Burt is indeed a most valuable set of poems to read or listen to. It contains some of the most famous poems in English by poets like Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Browning, and Milton.
Play⋅ 6.2K⋅ 262 ⋅ Oct 2020 Get Email Contact
49. Sonnets from the Portugese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The poems are sequential and must be read in order to trace the development of love and the evolution of the poet, in an era when women shied away from expressing their deepest feelings.
Play⋅ 6.2K⋅ 262 ⋅ Nov 2020 Get Email Contact
50. Open Mic Presents...
Open Mic Presents... is a podcast that plays the spoken word poetry of Myron Alonzo. They are Christian and 7 Mountain Kingdom-based poems.
Play Jul 2020 Get Email Contact
51. Rumi Poems with Adam Siddiq
Subscribe and listen to the cosmically ecstatic love poems of the world's most adored poet, Rumi (Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi), spoken by Adam Siddiq.
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52. Your Poetry Point
Listen to me reading the best poems written by legendary poets.
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53. Poetry Sessions
This is a podcast on poetry. It will a have a wide range of poems including a variety of moods, themes and styles.
Play⋅ 968⋅ 190 ⋅ Oct 2020 Get Email Contact
54. The Poetry Show That Never Ends with Paulina and Conshinz
Listen to THE POETRY SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS with Paulina and Conshinz. On Wednesday Paulina and Conshinz read your poetry tagged on Instagram
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|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|News for the Soul||blogtalkradio.com||973|
|NFI Radio Gospel Network||blogtalkradio.com||906|
|American Muslim 360||blogtalkradio.com||891|
|Jay King Network||blogtalkradio.com||665|
|The Academy of American Poets||poets.org||431|
Poetry Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Hip Hop Music||285|
|Moms And Family||52|
|Dads And Family||34|
|The Parents’ Review||11|
|College & High School||10|
Poetry Podcasts By Category
|Category||No. of Podcasts|
|Lyric Poetry Podcasts||5|
|Poetry History Podcasts||3|
Poetry Podcasts By Country
|Country||No. of Podcasts|
|UK Poetry Podcasts||14|