Whether it be through dog-eared books, online journals, or through this very website, there are always ways to get your poetry fix. But if you’re looking for something a little different, I’ve created a list of excellent poetry podcasts that will blow your mind (and ears) with such an wide array of talent available! Let’s begin, shall we?
Described as “missed calls you actually want to hear”, ‘Voicemail Poems’ presents a unique twist to the genre of spoken word poetry. Created by poet John Mortara, this podcast creates a sense of communication with poet’s leaving recordings of their poems through voicemails. With a whole host of poems to choose from, “Voicemail Poems” presents originality and style to the spoken word genre.
A selection of Scottish talent now, with ‘Rhyming Optional’, A monthly radio show broadcasting the latest in Scottish spoken word poetry. Hosted by the talented spoken word poet Kevin P.Gilday, “Rhyming Optional” debuts a mixture of the latest in spoken word talent with a fine selection of music to accompany it, making it a feast to listen to.
A fairly new podcast aimed at changing the discourse and social commentary of poetry, it features a mixture of contemporary and classic poetry of which Steve Roggenbuck breaks down and picks at, analysing what messages he perceives from the work. His enthusiastic and quirky approach to the subjects of poetic style and delivery is an infectious sound that you can’t help but keep listening to.
“Write About Now” provides the latest in American slam poetry, directly from Houston, Texas. It streams half an hour segments of shows, focusing on the latest mainstream poets to grace the stages of America. It features the likes of: Clementine Von Radics, Alex Dang, Ebony Stewart and Derrick Brown. This podcast focuses on the powerful and the dynamic, making it an incredible listen and a firm favourite.
The Indiefeed Poetry Podcast was created by Indiefeed to collect and showcase extracts of performance poetry from a whole host of popular poets. With the likes of JeanAnn Verlee, Andrea Gibson, and Jeremy Radin gracing the airwaves, this podcast features an extensive back catalogue, making it the perfect podcast to start immersing yourself into spoken word.
Jade Mitchell is an 18 year old poet / writer who resides near Glasgow, Scotland. Her work has been featured in The Grind Journal, Inky Paper and Ink Scotland. Aside from working on her writing and poetry, you can find her listening to Lorde and reading every poem she can find in sight.