An NPR story talks about how “Podcasts Are Providing A New Way Into Poetry” for listeners. I have been listening to podcasts since 2005 when iTunes made them more accessible via subscriptions in their software.
- The Slowdown – Former Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith does this on weekdays. She opens with a personal essay and then reads someone’s poem that relates to that topic. Highly recommended.
- Poetry Off the Shelf – poets, poems, poetry topics from The Poetry Foundation
- The New Yorker: Poetry – Hosted by poetry editor Kevin Young. A guest poet selects and reads a poem from the magazine by someone else and also one of their own.
- The Poetry Magazine Podcast – Poetry magazine’s editors go inside the new issue and talk to poets who read their contributions.
- The Writer’s Almanac – I start each day with this 5-minute podcast hosted by Garrison Keillor who reviews events that occurred on this day in history – some literary, some not – and then reads a poem.