|Person Describing Archive|
Celyn Harding Jones (2010) ; Chelsea Obodoechina (2020)
|Is this primarily a poetry audio site?|
|Sponsoring Person or Institution|
Poetry Foundation, Poetry magazine
|Site Last Updated|
|General Description of Archive|
There are 9 different "Shows" featuring poets reading their work. I won't do a separate entry for each, as their formats are the same regardless of content. The shows are as follows: Poetry Off the Shelf, Poetry Magazine Podcast, Poem of the Day, Poetry Radio Project, Essential American Poets, Poetry Lectures, Avant-Guarde All the TIme, Poem Talk, Chicago Poetry Tour Podcast. Each program page shows the latest episode (all podcasts), with a short description of the show's purpose and then a list of all podcasts.
UPDATE (Chelsea Obodoechina): This page has been relocated to https://www.poetryfoundation.org/podcasts
|Description of archive history or URL|
In 2004, the president's letter (John Barr) states that their internet initiative to create a major website for contemporary poetry. Poetry magazine's site was launched in April 2005 and continued to grow since. By 2006, there was a 'family' of related websites run by the Poetry Foundation. Podcasts were also started in 2006.
Poetry Foudnation, 444 North Michigan Ave, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-4034, firstname.lastname@example.org
THere is a general search bar, that searches the entire site, a list of All Audio and an option to search audio by keyword and Show,
|Relation from the audio to the text|
None, unfortunately because there are a lot of poems written in text on this site already.
|Date/Time/Length/Context info about the audio items|
Date the podcast was posted, but not recorded. Context is not available.
|Author bios and context within literary history|
There is a link to the author's profile on the Poetry Foundation page.
|Audio file type: streaming, download, file format, audio file compression quality (WAV, MP3, bitrate)|
|Multimedia integration (pictures, video, etc.)|
|Audio playback setup (opens in Flash player, on new blank screen, etc.)|
Player is embedded in the main site.
|Mobile access (i.e. accessible on smart phones, tablets, etc.)|
Yes, iPhone App: text of poem only.
Browsing is standard, viewer is able to search through lists of recordings/podcastsby poet and title of the podcast. No summary of the recording is available so that we know what is in the recording before we listen to it.
|Discovery features (pre-made playlists; dynamic lists: lists of recent additions, featured items, related items, etc).|
|Interactivity and Web 2.0 features|