- Random Tape is a podcast of random audio recorded by producer David Weinberg.
(The last two episodes are longer than five minutes. Don't start there.)
- Sidewalks is a podcast of short interviews and other audio recorded on the sidewalk.
(The most recent episode is longer than five minutes. Don't start there.)
- Poetry Now is a podcast of modern poets reading poems, from the Poetry Foundation.
- Poem of the Day is a podcast of poems from throughout history read by poets and actors, also from the Poetry Foundation.
"I'm trying to think of when my birth story begins, and even though this isn't fair to my son and isn't part of his story, I know it has something to do with when my sadness begins." Part of the Exposing the Silence project.
Various news sources report that Charles Wright will today be named the next Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry of the United States Library of Congress. An extensive biography and 50 poems are available from the Poetry Foundation. [more inside]
For this year's National Poetry Month, the Poetry Foundation has set up a SoundCloud group called "Record-a-Poem." They're inviting people to record themselves reading their favorite poems. (via) [more inside]
Curious about poetry, but don't know where or how to begin? We've reprinted the first chapter from the book "How to Read a Poem" by Edward Hirsch. Its 16 sections provide strategies for reading poems, and each section has plenty of links to examples of poems in our archive to illustrate the points.