Audio Archives


Person Describing Archive

Annie Murray (2010); Chelsea Obodoechina (2020)

Is this primarily a poetry audio site?


Sponsoring Person or Institution

Poetcasting (non profit)

Site URL

Site Last Updated


Date Visited
General Description of Archive

this blog presents audio recordings of contemporary poets from Britain and Ireland - recordings are offered as podcasts.


UPDATE (Chelsea Obodoechina): Link is no longer functional and website could not be found. To view this website, visit

Description of archive history or URL

Contact information

editor of site is Alex Pryce (

Searchable options

basic blog search box

Relation from the audio to the text

no text provided, just audio

Date/Time/Length/Context info about the audio items

title of poem provided, but no additional metadata

Author bios and context within literary history

author bio provided for each poet

Audio file type: streaming, download, file format, audio file compression quality (WAV, MP3, bitrate)

streaming, or you can download

Multimedia integration (pictures, video, etc.)

author photo, no video

Audio playback setup (opens in Flash player, on new blank screen, etc.)

pop up player opens

Mobile access (i.e. accessible on smart phones, tablets, etc.)

downloadable (podcasts)


browse by poets, since each entry is a blog post, "related posts" are suggested but is in unclear how relatedness is determined

Discovery features (pre-made playlists; dynamic lists: lists of recent additions, featured items, related items, etc).
Interactivity and Web 2.0 features

users can comment (typical Wordpress interactivity option), or you can select a random poet by clicking on a fairly concealed link

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