15 Best UK Poetry Podcasts

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UK Poetry Podcasts

Here are 15 Best UK Poetry Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. The Verb

The Verb London, England, UK
Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing, and performance.
Also in Poetry Podcasts, Cabaret Podcasts
Play 59.8M 15.1M 2 episodes / month Avg Length 45 min Get Email Contact

2. Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast

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

3. The Poetry Exchange

The Poetry Exchange UK
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

4. Burning Eye Podcast

Burning Eye Podcast Bristol, England, UK
The Burning Eye Podcast is brought to you by indie poetry publisher Burning Eye Books, the largest publisher of performance/ spoken word/ slam/stand-up poetry in the UK.
Play 1.9K 6.3K 1 episode / month Avg Length 34 min Get Email Contact

5. Kids' Poetry Club

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

6. The Penteract Podcast

The Penteract Podcast Oswestry, England, UK
The Penteract Podcast is the official podcast of Penteract Press, an international poetry publisher specialising in the formal and experimental. This podcast features interviews with poets and poetry publishers from all over the world, with in-depth discussions about both the craft of poetry and the present and future state of the artform. We will also be interviewing artists from other disciplines, discussing a range of topics surrounding creativity and curiosity.
Play 313 3.8K 1 episode / month Avg Length 80 min Get Email Contact

7. Poetry Non-Stop

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

8. The Poetry Society

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.
Play 44.8K 232K 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 26 min Get Email Contact

9. DUAL Poetry Podcast

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 Get Email Contact

10. Lunar Poetry Podcasts

Lunar Poetry Podcasts UK
A series of discussions, interviews and live recordings with poets from the UK and abroad in which we examine the writing process. Now hosted by Peter deGraft-Johnson a.k.a The Repeat Beat Poet, the series was founded by David Turner in October 2014 in south east London.
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11. Bedtime Stories for the End of the World

Bedtime Stories for the End of the World UK
A poetry podcast about the power of myth and the politics of storytelling
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12. Scottish Poetry Library Podcast

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.
Also in UK Book Podcasts
Play 9.8K 44.7K 2 episodes / year Avg Length 35 min Get Email Contact

13. Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre Podcast

Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre Podcast Oxford, England, UK
The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre podcast focuses upon the work of one poet or features discussion about poetry with poets and academics.
Play 3.5K 7.5K 2 episodes / year Avg Length 48 min Get Email Contact

14. Alone Together

Alone Together Birmingham, England, UK
We gather together in Coffee shops, Pub back rooms, Theater spaces art galleries sometimes even living rooms to speak verse to listening ears. It's what we live for, we wordsmiths. We find ourselves in the undulating gaze of an audience, validate our art on the mics and stages of venues as much as we do the Pages of books and magazines.
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Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Penteract Press penteractpress.com 94
Lunar Poetry Podcasts anchor.fm 61
Bauer Media planetradio.co.uk 58
patrickwiddess poetrynonstop.com 47
Burning Eye Books anchor.fm 45
BBC Radio 3 bbc.co.uk 35
Little Dazzy Donuts kidspoetryclub.com 30
endoftheworldpodcast endoftheworldpodcast.com 24
The Poetry Translation Centre poetrytranslation.org 15
Scottish Poetry Library scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk 15
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