Slate's Poetry Podcast

Slate's Poetry Podcast

Episodes

  • "This Horse" by Rebekah Stout

    May 31, 2014 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Rebekah Stout reads her poem "This Horse."
  • "The Escape Artist" by David Lehman

    May 31, 2014 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, David Lehman reads his poem "The Escape Artist."
  • "There's Nothing Like the Sun" by Edward Thomas

    May 31, 2014 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, David Rivard reads Edward Thomas' poem "There's Nothing Like the Sun."
  • "Dedication for a Plot of Ground" by William Carlos Williams

    May 31, 2014 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Robert Pinsky reads William Carlos Williams' poem "Dedication for a Plot of Ground."
  • "This Horse" by Rebekah Stout

    May 13, 2014 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Rebekah Stout reads her poem "This Horse."
  • "The Escape Artist" by David Lehman

    May 13, 2014 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, David Lehman reads his poem "The Escape Artist."
  • "Dedication for a Plot of Ground" by William Carlos Williams

    May 13, 2014 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Robert Pinsky reads William Carlos Williams' poem "Dedication for a Plot of Ground."
  • "There's Nothing Like the Sun" by Edward Thomas

    May 13, 2014 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, David Rivard reads Edward Thomas' poem "There's Nothing Like the Sun."
  • "Dedication for a Plot of Ground" by William Carlos Williams

    Jun 10, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Robert Pinsky reads William Carlos Williams' poem "Dedication for a Plot of Ground."
  • "This Horse" by Rebekah Stout

    Jun 3, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Rebekah Stout reads her poem "This Horse."
  • "The Escape Artist" by David Lehman

    May 23, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, David Lehman reads his poem "The Escape Artist."
  • "There's Nothing Like the Sun" by Edward Thomas

    May 21, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, David Rivard reads Edward Thomas' poem "There's Nothing Like the Sun."
  • "How to Steal the Laptop of Your Childhood Nemesis" by Eric McHenry

    May 13, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Eric McHenry reads his poem "How to Steal the Laptop of Your Childhood Nemesis."
  • "Tomorrow Night, Shake Me" by Terri Witek

    May 2, 2013 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Terri Witek reads her poem "Tomorrow Night, Shake Me."
  • "Sonnet 29" by William Shakespeare

    Apr 25, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Alicia Ostriker reads Shakespeare's "Sonnet 29."
  • "Distant Wants" by Jeffrey Skinner

    Apr 23, 2013 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Jeffrey Skinner reads his poem "Distant Wants."
  • "Upon Hearing of Another Marriage Breaking Up" by Dean Young

    Apr 12, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Dean Young reads his poem "Upon Hearing of Another Marriage Breaking Up."
  • "Low Barometer" by Robert Bridges

    Apr 8, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Robert Pinsky reads Robert Bridges' poem "Low Barometer."
  • “No Worst, There Is None. Pitched Past Pitch of Grief" by Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Apr 8, 2013 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Robert Pinsky reads Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem “No Worst, There Is None. Pitched Past Pitch of Grief.”
  • "History" by Angie Estes

    Mar 28, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Angie Estes reads her poem "History."
  • "After Love" by Alan Michael Parker

    Mar 25, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Alan Michael Parker reads his poem "After Love."
  • "America" by Walt Whitman

    Mar 20, 2013 | 1 min
    A recording of what is rumored to be Walt Whitman reading "America."
  • "Late at Night" by Gail Mazur

    Mar 11, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Gail Mazur reads her poem "Late at Night."
  • "Creation Myth" by Josh Kalscheur

    Mar 4, 2013 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Josh Kalscheur reads his poem "Creation Myth."
  • "Fear of the Dark" by Nan Cohen

    Feb 25, 2013 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Nan Cohen reads her poem "Fear of the Dark."
  • "History Lesson From Anh Hai" by Duy Doan

    Feb 15, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Duy Doan reads his poem "History Lesson From Anh Hai."
  • "Beyond the Last Lamp" by Thomas Hardy

    Feb 11, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Mark Halliday reads Thomas Hardy's poem "Beyond the Last Lamp."
  • "If Marriage Is a Duel at 10 Paces" by Traci Brimhall

    Feb 4, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Traci Brimhall reads her poem "If Marriage Is a Duel at 10 Paces."
  • "How To Glow" by Dean Young

    Jan 28, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Dean Young reads his poem "Hot To Glow."
  • “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College” by Thomas Gray

    Jan 21, 2013 | 6 min
    From Slate Magazine, David Lehman reads Thomas Gray's “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College.”
  • "The Bee" by Henri Cole

    Jan 10, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Henri Cole reads his poem "The Bee."
  • "Blood Flower Sermon" by T.R. Hummer

    Jan 7, 2013 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, T.R. Hummer reads his poem "Blood Flower Sermon."
  • "Imperial" by T.R. Hummer

    Jan 7, 2013 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, T.R. Hummer reads his poem "Imperial."
  • "Pandrol Jackson" by T.R. Hummer

    Jan 7, 2013 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, T.R. Hummer reads his poem "Pandrol Jackson."
  • "The Oxen" by Thomas Hardy

    Dec 20, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Robert Pinsky reads Thomas Hardy's poem "The Oxen."
  • "Gun Control" by Carol Muske-Dukes

    Dec 13, 2012 | 3 min
    From Slate Magazine, Carol Muske-Dukes reads her poem "Gun Control."
  • “A Nocturnal Upon St. Lucy’s Day, Being the Shortest Day" by John Donne

    Dec 6, 2012 | 3 min
    From Slate Magazine, Robert Pinsky reads John Donne's “A Nocturnal Upon St. Lucy’s Day, Being the Shortest Day.”
  • "Red Cloth" by Sara Peters

    Nov 30, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Sara Peters reads her poem "Red Cloth."
  • "I'm Going To Have To Fire the Dream Master" by Richard Kenney

    Nov 26, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Richard Kenney reads his poem "I'm Going To Have To Fire the Dream Master."
  • "Dinner Theater" by Alfred Corn

    Nov 15, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Alfred Corn reads his poem "Dinner Theater."
  • "Oral Culture"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Lesley Wheeler reads her poem "Oral Culture."
  • "The Cruel Mother"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads "The Cruel Mother," as collected by Francis James Child.
  • "Hydrangea"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Rosanna Warren reads her poem "Hydrangea."
  • "Wait"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 3 min
    From Slate Magazine, Robert Wrigley reads his poem "Wait."
  • "The Day You Left // Mammogram"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Terri Witek reads her poem "The Day You Left // Mammogram."
  • "Big Box Encounter"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 3 min
    From Slate Magazine, Erika Meitner reads her poem "Big Box Encounter."
  • "Generic"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Rachel Hadas reads her poem "Generic."
  • "Mowing"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Robert Frost's "Mowing."
  • "Dance Figure"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Jim Powell reads his poem "Dance Figure."
  • "Pan With Us"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Robert Frost's "Pan With Us."
  • "After the Fact"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Mary Jo Bang reads her poem "After the Fact."
  • "Sea Level"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Kim Van Voorhees reads her poem "Sea Level."
  • "The Quaintness of the Past"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Billy Collins reads his poem "The Quaintness of the Past."
  • "Suttee"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Carol Muske-Dukes reads her poem "Suttee."
  • "Upon Nothing"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads John Wilmot's poem "Upon Nothing."
  • "Books"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Campbell McGrath reads his poem "Books."
  • "My Childhood-Home I See Again"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 5 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Abraham Lincoln's poem "My Childhood-Home I See Again."
  • "The Land of Counterpane"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Land of Counterpane."
  • "Wherever My Dead Go When I'm Not Remembering Them"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Alan Shapiro reads his poem "Wherever My Dead Go When I'm Not Remembering Them."
  • "Wissahickon Schist"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Karl Kirchwey reads his poem "Wissahickon Schist."
  • "Going to Zero"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    From Slate Magazine, Peter Balakian reads his poem "Going to Zero."
  • "Miss T."

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Walter de la Mare's "Miss T."
  • "Windy Nights"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Robert Louis Stevenson's "Windy Nights."
  • "John Mouldy"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Walter de la Mare's "John Mouldy."
  • "Jim Jay"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Walter de la Mare's "Jim Jay."
  • "The Badger"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads John Clare's "The Badger."
  • "How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Edward Lear's "How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear."
  • "There was an Old Man with a beard"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Edward Lear's "There was an Old Man with a beard."
  • "I Am"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads John Clare's "I Am."
  • "Pocket"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 3 min
    From Slate Magazine, Matthew Zapruder reads his poem "Pocket."
  • "Through a Glass Darkly"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Traci Brimhall reads her poem "Through a Glass Darkly."
  • "Blank Villanelle"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Ron Spaletta reads his poem "Blank Villanelle."
  • "The Rooster King"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Jay Hopler reads his poem "The Rooster King."
  • "Milk"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, T.R. Hummer reads his poem "Milk."
  • "Doggy Heaven"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Colin Pope reads his poem "Doggy Heaven."
  • "Clothesline"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Paula Bohince reads her poem "Clothesline."
  • "Bats Perish, and No One Knows Why"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Reeves Keyworth reads her poem "Bats Perish, and No One Knows Why."
  • "The Chimney Sweeper" from Songs of Innocence

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads William Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper" from Songs of Innocence.
  • "The Chimney Sweeper" from Songs of Experience

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads William Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper" from Songs of Experience.
  • "Seven Octets"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    From Slate Magazine, Paul Breslin reads his poem "Seven Octets."
  • "To Waken an Old Lady"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads William Carlos Williams' "To Waken an Old Lady."
  • "On Finding Bloodstains in My Notebook After a Bad Party"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Alan Dugan's poem "On Finding Bloodstains in My Notebook After a Bad Party."
  • "An Old Man's Winter Night"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Robert Frost's "An Old Man's Winter Night."
  • "About My Mother"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Adam Zagajewski reads his poem "About My Mother."
  • "Two Poems"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Jane Hirshfield reads "Two Poems."
  • "The Lie"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Lie."
  • "Let's Face the Music and Dance"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 3 min
    From Slate Magazine, J. Allyn Rosser reads her poem "Let's Face the Music and Dance."
  • "Mother and Child"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Rosanna Warren reads her poem "Mother and Child."
  • "Dublin Night"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Alfred Corn reads his poem "Dublin Night."
  • "The Man Tree"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 3 min
    From Slate Magazine, Stanley Moss reads his poem "The Man Tree."
  • "Salt Water"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Peter Campion reads his poem "Salt Water."
  • Sonnet by John Donne

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads a sonnet by John Donne.
  • Sonnet by Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads a sonnet by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
  • "3 Arkonska Street"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Adam Zagajewski reads his poem "3 Arkonska Street."
  • "Lines in Memphis, Tennessee"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    From Slate Magazine, Joel Brouwer reads his poem "Lines in Memphis, Tennessee."
  • "Silverchest"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Carl Phillips reads his poem "Silverchest."
  • From "Clangings"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 5 min
    From Slate Magazine, Steven Cramer reads selections from his poem "Clangings."
  • "Pain I Did Not"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Sharon Olds reads her poem "Pain I Did Not."
  • "Roses"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Billy Collins reads his poem "Roses."
  • "Elegy"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor reads Chidiock Tichborne's "Elegy."
  • "When I Was Fair and Young"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor reads Queen Elizabeth I's "When I Was Fair and Young."
  • "Non Sum Qualis Eran Bonae sub Regno Cyranae"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Ernest Downson's "Non Sum Qualis Eran Bonae sub Regno Cyranae."
  • "Two Poems"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Charles Simic reads "Two Poems."
  • "My True Love Hath My Heart and I Have His"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Philip Sidney's "My True Love Hath My Heart and I Have His."
  • "Poem About Heaven"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, David Blair reads his "Poem About Heaven"
  • "Find the Moon Again"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Joshua Weiner reads his poem "Find the Moon Again."
  • "Catapult"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Kimberly Johnson reads her poem "Catapult."
  • "Manhattan"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads Lola Ridge's "Manhattan."
  • Selections from "Betty"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads selections from Lola Ridge's "Betty."
  • "Soul"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, David Ferry reads his poem "Soul."
  • "The Lullaby of a Lover"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 3 min
    From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads "The Lullaby of a Lover" by George Gascoigne.
  • "The Mouth of the Mind"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 2 min
    From Slate Magazine, Leslie McGrath reads her poem "The Mouth of the Mind."
  • "Odysseus Seeing Laertes"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, George Kalegeris reads his poem "Odysseus Seeing Laertes."
  • "Ever So Many Hundred Years Hence"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Mark Strand reads his poem "Ever So Many Hundred Years Hence."
  • "Ode To a Composting Toilet"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 3 min
    From Slate Magazine, Sharon Olds reads her poem "Ode to a Composting Toilet."
  • "The Irises"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Lisa Russ Spaar reads her poem "The Irises."
  • "Sandwich Notch Road, Two Days Before Christmas"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, John W. Evans reads his poem "Sandwich Notch Road, Two Days Before Christmas."
  • "Silent Manners"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 3 min
    From Slate Magazine, Carl Dennis reads his poem "Silent Manners."
  • "The Enigma of the Infinitesimal"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 1 min
    From Slate Magazine, Mark Strand reads his poem ""The Enigma of the Infinitesimal."
  • "Pupukea Shell"

    Nov 14, 2012 | 6 min
    From Slate Magazine, Garrett Hongo reads his poem "Pupukea Shell."

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