Wednesday, December 19, 2012
SPLENDID SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF POETRY
You don’t need the Sugar Plum Fairy or even visions of sugar plums in your head to delight in listening to the splendid sounds of poetry. There are many websites that offer audio recordings, podcasts and videos of a variety of poets and poetry readings.
This holiday season (and all through the year) sit back, relax by the glow of the computer screen and treat yourself to the voice, rhythms and words of a poet you admire (or one who’s new to you).
Here are a few sites to visit:
The Poetry Foundation has a wide variety of both audio and video offerings.
The Library of Congress has both their Poet Vision series
and “The Poet and the Poem” radio program webcasts
Moving Poetry is “a compendium of video poetry from around the web with a new video every weekday.”
Lunch Poems is a very fine poetry series at the University of California – Berkeley under the direction of UC Berkeley professor and former Poet Laureate Robert Hass. The series is broadcast on UCTV.