|150 episodes means I've recorded readings of 150 poems. From Ancient Egypt, by way of Rome andGreece, though Old English to the present day. Versions of English, including readings in Old and Middle English, and many poems in translation. The link below takes you to the full index.|
The podcast began as a way of 'listening' to poems, mine and others, an enjoyable way of learning about poetry while enjoying it. A way of building an audio anthology of poems that interested me for one reason or another. Denied a classroom to read aloud in, the podcast became a surrogate.
To my surprise, it's racking up listeners.
Despite dogs, traffic, police helicopters, incessent building works and the ubiquitous, increasingly popular parrot, there's complete readings of long poems like The Wasteland and The Ancient Mariner, as well as much shorter pieces.
To celebrate the 150th episode a reading of one of the most popular poems in English.