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This section includes radio stations (including community, digital and internet radio) worldwide with poetry programs which can be accessed through the internet.   If you know of any please let us have details -

Audio Poetry Archives
Air to Hear Group UK collecting Digitally Produced Audio Poetry. Compiled by Mark Goodwin.
American Oral USA magazine format for audio files
BBC Radio Berkshire UK work from 31 poets, compiled by Paul Walter.
Citizen32 UK Citizen 32 magazine audio archive.
The Cortland Review USA contains links to Cortland authors and to other audio-poetry site.
Electronic Poetry Center USA listing of poetry audio links
Granta USA Interviews, readings, and more audio content.
Listening Booth USA The Academy of American Poets
Mehfil-e-Mushaira India audio clips of Urdu poetry in poets' own voices.
Poetcasting UK

Simone Mansell Broome - Poet and Performer

Selwyn Pritchard AUS audio anthology
Spoken Word Antics UK Spoken Word Antics in Sheffield - sound archive recordings of writers from Sheffield.
THE POETRY ARCHIVE UK Historic and modern recordings of poets reading their own work.
UBUWEB USA largely experimental, some Beat
Web of Poets AUS Australian Society of Authors site
symposium - avant-garde poetry USA hosted and moderated by Al Filreis with Shawn Walker live from the Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, at the University of Pennsylvania
TV, Radio and Internet radio - Available Through the Internet
Listen out for the Art Of Words Poets Radio Show on and Sky Channel 0129 (UK and Ireland only) - a monthly mixture of cutting edge lyrical soul, jazz, world music, interviews, literature, poetry, community figures and lively debate.a Airing the last Monday of the month at 2am GMT on The show will be broadcast simultaneously on Sky Channel 0129.
BBC UK BBC Poetry Pages - BBC - What's on?
Headstand  UK Headstand on 209radio 105FM - Headstand is presented by Patrick Widdess on Cambridge's community radio station 209 Radio every 4th Wednesday from 9-11pm. It features poetry and other forms of spoken word along with an eclectic mix of music. Go to  to hear the latest edition. This page also has a link to the RSS feed with which you can subscribe to a podcast of the show.
JCom Radio UK Have I Got A Poem For You!
It's on every other Monday at 9.00 pm UK time.  It's a mixture of a poet's biography and work, a workshop, listeners' poetry and always a competition.  I try to have classic work as well as humorous poetry.  I've interviewed Dannie Abse and Elaine Feinstein and the programmes can be accessed onto mp3 players via the Listen Again facility.
Leisure Talk USA
has a number of interview subjects who are writers and poets.  
Well worth looking through their listings.
Not your Mother's Poetry CAN Not Your Mother's Poetry on  Saturday 3 pm.
Page One UK

Poetry/Literature led radio show presented by Tony Stringfellow. Lively upbeat show with a strong agenda to make poetry more accessible and ‘user friendly’.  On Fridays at 7.00pm, repeated Mondays at 8.00am on WCRFM 101.8fm and online at 

Penned in the Margins UK live poetry, music and chat - Sunday at 1.30pm RESONANCE 104.4 FM
The Poetry Cafe USA poetry radio station  in Southern California
Preston FM UK Preston fm community radio station ( 103.2 fm and live on internet just google Preston fm ) have a Preston Arts Scene every Monday from 7-00pm to 8-00pm and repeated Sunday morning from 10-00 am to 11-00am. Always have a poem of the week. Feature local, national and international artists and poets. Presented by Mike Cracknell and Terry Quinn
The Red Room AUS creates, produces and distributes poetry inspired projects, by new and emerging Australian writers, for the public, in unusual ways. Artistic Director Johanna Featherstone. Red Room Radio broadcasts nationally through community radio. For more details contact
wcrfm UK Fridays at 6.00pm and Mondays at 9.00am on 101.8 WCRFM and online at
The Writer's Almanac USA a daily program of poetry and history hosted by Garrison Keillor, can be heard each day on public radio stations throughout the USA. Each day's program is about five minutes long.  The archive of almanac entries stretches back to 2001.
City Lights Podcast USA Readings, Interviews, and Reviews from City Lights Books & Publishers.
Cloudy Day Art USA Cloudy Day Art is a weekly podcast which features poetry, interviews with poets, and commentary on the world of poetry.  From Washington, D.C., USA.   (14306)
ESC Magazine USA Monthly Podcast for writers and the Small Press community featuring readings of poetry, short fiction, interviews and reviews.
It's a Frogs Life UK

Graham Holland's podcast from Liverpool.

Muddy Bank USA podcasts of poets reading their own work.
Ottawa Poetry CAN The Ottawa Poetry Podcast

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Provincetown Community Radio USA Provincetown Community Radio station WOMR-FM.  "The Poets Corner" can be heard online streaming at   every Thursday afternoon from 12:45 to 1:00PM EST.  Each week Joe Gouveia  holds a 15-minute casual conversation with a poet, leading the talk into a reading of some poems.  Past shows are also archived online, in the station's online jukebox, in podcast form should listeners decide to subscribe to "The Poets Corner" podcast.
Rattapallax Podcast USA Free podcast featuring some of the best poets, writers, translators, and performers in international  literature. New updates every week. To connect your iTunes to Rattapallax's podcast, copy the RSS feed:
Red Lion Square.   Red Lion Square is a free, weekly podcast of contemporary poetry intended for a general audience. We're looking for smart, accessible poems that sound great out loud. To submit, send 3-5 poems, along with a short artist's statement in the body of an email to . If you want to read your own poems on the podcast, include good quality recordings in wav or mp3 format at the time of your submission. To listen in, subscribe or submit, visit

Scottish Poetry Library Podcast


Ryan van Winkle presents a weekly program of revealing interviews with poets, musicians and people who are just interested in words, along with tracks from some of the best bands and spoken word performers in Scotland and farther afield. Ryan is the Reader in Residence at the Scottish Poetry Library. We see ourselves as very much a poetry library in Scotland, rather than being about only Scottish poetry, and we promote poetry from all over the world.


UK Poetry UK
A weekly poetry podcast, usually a twenty or thirty minute show, with interviews and performances from poets, promoters and publishers.
White House Poets IRE Edited version of the White House Poetry Revival recorded at the White House Pub, Limerick, Ireland.  Open floor followed by guest poet.  Regular updates.
Penny Comics USA Comic strip by Rubin
A Quiet Life...   'I'm leading a quiet life on Alan Road' poem by Rupert Mallin video by Mark Sargeant
The Door   By Lawrence James Bailey based on the Poem DOOR by Patrick McManus.



More precisely this is a four CD set of Poets reading their own poetry.  It is highly recommended by everyone here who has had chance to hear it. Some of the major poets and poems from the the point recording became available in the mid 19th Century right up to the start of the 21st Century.  There is something very special about hearing these poems the way the poet intended.