Love Poetry Unbound? Here's 7 More Podcasts For Your Daily Dose of Poetry

For listeners of Poetry Unbound by Pádraig Ó Tuama, the gift of experiencing moving poetry and insightful commentary is something too look forward to each week. For those of us who can't get enough poetry, here are six more podcasts, each offering a unique opportunity to expand your exposure to contemporary poetry and enrich your journey through life. 

The Slowdown
Experience the beauty of poetry in bite-sized doses with The Slowdown. Hosted by poet Major Jackson, this daily podcast presents listeners with a carefully chosen poem accompanied by a brief moment of reflection. Whether you're starting your day or winding down in the evening, The Slowdown offers a moment of solace and inspiration through the power of poetry.

Discover a new poem every day with Poem-a-Day from This daily poetry series showcases the work of today's poets, offering listeners a glimpse into the vibrant world of contemporary verse. With a diverse range of voices and styles, Poem-a-Day celebrates the richness and diversity of modern poetry.

Poem of the Day, Poetry Foundation
Delve into the world of classic and contemporary poetry with Poem of the Day from the Poetry Foundation. Featuring audio recordings of poems read by poets and actors, this daily podcast offers listeners a rich tapestry of poetic voices and perspectives. Whether you're revisiting old favorites or discovering new gems, Poem of the Day is sure to delight and inspire.

Poetry Centered
Journey through the archives of the University of Arizona Poetry Center with Poetry Centered. Each episode features curated selections from the Voca archive, showcasing poets reading their work during visits to the Center. With guest poets offering insights and reflections on the performances, Poetry Centered provides a fascinating glimpse into the art of poetry.

The Daily Poem
Every weekday morning, host David Kern shares a poem in this brief 10-15 podcast. Unlike the previous podcasts, The Daily Poem tends to delve back in time reading work by Emily Dickinson, Robert Browning, Sylvia Plath, and other outstanding poets from the past. That said, The Daily Poem does incorporate some contemporary poets such as Mary Oliver, W.S. Merwin and others.

Interesting People Reading Poetry
Join hosts Andy and Brendan Stermer as they invite artists and luminaries to share their favorite poems on Interesting People Reading Poetry. In each episode, guests read a beloved poem and reflect on its significance in their lives. With its sound-rich format and intimate conversations, this podcast offers a unique window into the personal connections we form with poetry.

The Poetry Exchange
Explore the transformative power of poetry with The Poetry Exchange. In each episode, guests share the poem that has been a friend to them, accompanied by a conversation about its impact on their lives. With its diverse range of guests and heartfelt discussions, The Poetry Exchange celebrates the enduring connections we forge through poetry.

With an abundance of poetry podcasts at your fingertips, there's never been a better time to explore the beauty and power of poems. Whether you're drawn to immersive readings, insightful discussions, or personal reflections, these podcasts offer a welcomed reprieve from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Which is your favorite? 

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