108 episodes

Your poetry ritual: An immersive reading of a single poem, guided by Pádraig Ó Tuama. Unhurried, contemplative and energizing. New episodes on Monday and Friday, about 15 minutes each. Two seasons per year, with occasional special offerings. Anchor your life with poetry.

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Your poetry ritual: An immersive reading of a single poem, guided by Pádraig Ó Tuama. Unhurried, contemplative and energizing. New episodes on Monday and Friday, about 15 minutes each. Two seasons per year, with occasional special offerings. Anchor your life with poetry.

    David Wagoner — Lost

    David Wagoner — Lost

    A person is lost, and in panic. A calm voice says strangely comforting things.

    • 12 min
    Poetry Unbound — Season 6 Trailer

    Poetry Unbound — Season 6 Trailer

    Poetry Unbound with host Pádraig Ó Tuama is back on Monday, September 26. Featured poets in this season include Rumi, Fiona Benson, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, and many more. New episodes released every Monday and Friday through December 16.

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    • 2 min
    Yu Xiuhua — Crossing Half of China to Sleep with You

    Yu Xiuhua — Crossing Half of China to Sleep with You

    How far would you go for great love? And what distances would you cross?

    • 14 min
    Andy Jackson — The change room

    Andy Jackson — The change room

    When all eyes seem to lock on you, how do you cope with self-consciousness? How do you look back?

    • 13 min
    Tiana Clark — My Therapist Wants to Know about My Relationship to Work

    Tiana Clark — My Therapist Wants to Know about My Relationship to Work

    Life can feel exhausting sometimes: how do you find rest?

    • 16 min
    Joshua Bennett — Owed to Your Father’s Gold Chain

    Joshua Bennett — Owed to Your Father’s Gold Chain

    Sometimes when your world changes, it seems like everything turns towards you, fresh, new, and curious.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

Muller mountain poet ,

Favorite poetry podcast

This podcast is a treasure! I love that Padraig reads the poem at both the start and finish, and his insights into the poem are always very thoughtful, respectful of the poet, and fresh. As a poet myself, this podcast helps keeps me connected to a wide body of poets. I’m very grateful for it!

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Powerful, beautiful

I listen to an episode every night as I settle into bed for sleep. This podcast and its host are a gift.

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The podcast i

I recently stumbled upon this podcast based on what I frequently listen to on the app. What a gift! The featured poems are beautiful, and the analysis is spot on, with room for multiple interpretations. Each episode is just long enough to take deep dive into something meaningful. Listening for 15 minutes helps me pause and reset regardless of how my day is going. I am adding this to my daily listening practice.

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