Poetry Aloud

A Directory of Poetry Readings on the Internet

Poetry in English


Sonnet Central Listening Room Real Audio readings of sonnets by Rupert Brooke, Wyatt, Sidney, Shelley, Donne, and others
The Atlantic Monthly's Poetry Pages Contains Real Audio readings of poems published in recent issues of the magazine
HarperAudio - Caedmon Drama, Fiction, and Poetry Readings in Real Audio format
The Listening Booth from the Academy of American Poets: readings from many twentieth century poets, in Real Audio format
Go Poetry: An Online Poetry Show broadcasting poetry and spoken word from New York City (Real Audio and Video)
Welcome to the United States of Poetry Clips from the PBS series (.avi format) featuring contemporary poets
The United States of Poetry more clips, from Mouth Almighty Records (.wav, .au, .avi formats)
Poetry in Motion Postcards You can e-mail an audio postcard of poems by Galway Kinnell, Robert Frost, and W. B. Yeats (Real Audio format)

Individual Poets

E. E. Cummings Reads from Caedmon (Real Audio format)
Poems of Emily Dickinson, read by Julie Harris (Real Audio, .wav, .aiff formats)
T.S. Eliot Reads from Caedmon (Real Audio format)
Seamus Heaney from the Internet Poetry Archive (Real Audio and .au formats)
Philip Levine from the Internet Poetry Archive (Real Audio and .au formats); includes audio comments by Levine
Sonnets of Shakespeare, read by Sir John Gielgud (Real Audio, .wav, .aiff formats)

Poetry in Other Languages

Czelaw Milosz readings in Polish and English from Internet Poetry Archive (Real Audio and .au formats)

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