94 episodes

Producer Helena de Groot explores the diverse world of contemporary poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.

Poetry Off the Shelf Poetry Foundation

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    • 4.9, 9 Ratings

Producer Helena de Groot explores the diverse world of contemporary poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

KingAdRock ,

Outstanding

I've forced my students to listen to this, because it is such a useful, topical, accessible discussion of worthy subjects.

Only suggestion: make the uploads a bit more regular, so we know when to anticipate the next episode!

Glowy Zoey ,

My favourite poetry podcast

This is one of the best out there. A wide range of topics and schools, a thoughtful and insightful discussion that doesn't over-intellectualize the poem or destroy it with too close of a reading.

I don't always like the poems they feature, but I always go away having found something to appreciate about them. And I've often been introduced to poems I *do* love.

BardofCornwall ,

An excellent literary podcast.

Poetry Off the Shelf has a lively format that strikes just the right tone for trips on the bus or working out at the gym. It's intellectually stimulating while being light enough to let you accomplish some light task while listening.
Well worth checking out,
Jesse Ferguson
New Brunswick, Canada

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