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Free Poetry Audio Library [2021]


Free Maya Angelou AudioBooks

  • Angelou, Maya – On the Pulse of Morning – YouTube
  • Angelou, Maya – Phenomenal Woman – YouTube
  • Angelou, Maya – Still I Rise & On the Pulse of the Morning – YouTube

Free Guillaume Apollinaire Audio Books

  • Apollinaire, Guillaume – Le pont Mirabeau – Free MP3
  • Apollinaire, Guillaume – Marie – Free MP3
  • Apollinaire, Guillaume – Le Voyageur – Free MP3

Free John Ashbery AudioBooks

  • Ashbery, John – Everyman – Free MP3
  • Ashbery, John – “Meditations of a Parrot,” “The Painter” and “The Picture of Little J.A. in a Prospect of Flowers” – Free Stream/MP3
  • Ashbery, John – Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror – YouTube

Free W.H Auden AudioBooks

  • Auden, W.H. – 1st September, 1939; As I Walked Out One Evening; “Song of the Master and Boatswain,”
  • Auden, W.H. – 1st September, 1939 – YouTube
  • Auden, W.H. – As I Walked Out One Evening – YouTube
  • Auden, W.H. – YouTube
  • Auden, W. H. – In Memory of WB Yeats – YouTube
  • Auden, W.H. – 1st September, 1939; As I Walked Out One Evening; “Song of the Master and Boatswain,” – YouTube
  • Auden, W.H. – 1st September, 1939 – YouTube
  • Auden, W.H. – As I Walked Out One Evening – YouTube
  • Auden, W.H. – YouTube
  • Auden, W. H. – In Memory of WB Yeats – YouTube

Free William Blake Audio Books


Free Jorge Luis Borges AudioBooks

  • Borges, Jorge Luis – Art of Poetry/Arte Poétic – Free MP3
  • Borges, Jorge Luis – Borges Reads 30 of His Poems in Spanish – Spotify

  • Bradbury, Ray – If Only We Had Taller Been (read by the author) – YouTube
  • Bronte, Emily – Anticipation – Free MP3
  • Bronte, Emily – Encouragement – Free MP3
  • Bronte, Emily – Poems – Free MP3

Free Charles Bukowski AudioBooks

  • Bukowski, Charles – 4 Hours of Bukowski Readings
Bukowski, Charles – Beer
  • Bukowski, Charles – Girl on the Escalator – Vimeo
Bukowski, Charles – Girl on the Escalator Video
  • Bukowski, Charles – Hostage – Spotify
  • Bukowski, Charles – Master Collection – Spotify
  • Bukowski, Charles – The Laughing Heart – YouTube Audio
  • Bukowski, Charles – The Crunch and Roll The Dice – YouTube Audio
  • Bukowski, Charles – The Secret to My Endurance – YouTube Audio

Free Byron AudioBooks

Free Samuel Coleridge Audiobooks

  • Coleridge, Samuel – Kubla Khan – Free MP3
  • Coleridge, Samuel – Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Free MP3
  • Coleridge, Samuel – The Dungeon – Free MP3
  • Coleridge, Samuel – Poems – Free Spotify

Free Emily Dickinson AudioBooks

  • Dickinson, Emily – An 8 Hour Reading of Emily Dickinson Poetry- YouTube
  • Dickinson, Emily – The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Series 1 – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Dickinson, Emily – The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Series 2 – Free MP3
  • Dickinson, Emily – Poems & Letters – Spotify
  • Dickinson, Emily – Because I Could Not Stop for Death – Free MP3
  • Dickinson, Emily – Hope Is the Thing With Feathers – Free MP3
  • Dickinson, Emily – ‘I Started Early–Took My Dog’ – YouTube
  • Dickinson, Emily – There’s a certain Slant of light” – YouTube

Free John Donne AudioBooks


Free T.S Eliot AudioBooks

  • Eliot, T.S. – Four Quartets (Read by T.S. Eliot) – YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. – Four Quartets (Read by Alec Guinness) – YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. – Journey of the Magi(Read by T.S. Eliot) – YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. – Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (Read by T.S. Eliot) – Spotify playlist
  • Eliot, T.S. – The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
    • Listen to reading by TS Eliot – YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. – The Waste Land – Free MP3
    • Hear reading by Jeremy Irons and Eileen Atkins – Stream
  • Eliot, T.S. – T.S. Eliot Reading Poems and Choruses – Spotify

Free Lawrence Ferlinghetti AudioBooks

  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence – A Coney Island of the Mind – Spotify
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence – Selections from A Coney Island of the Mind – Free MP3 – Free Stream
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence – Baseball Canto – Free MP3/Stream
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence – Evil – Free MP3/Stream
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence – ‘The First and the Last of Everything’ (read by author) – Free Stream
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence – “Underwear” – YouTube
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence – Wilfred Funk – Free MP3/Stream

Free Robert Frost AudioBooks

  • Frost, Robert – A Line Storm Song – Free MP3
  • Frost, Robert – My Butterfly – Free MP3
  • Frost, Robert – October – Free MP3
  • Frost, Robert – Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (read by author) – YouTube
  • Frost, Robert – The Gift Outright (read by author) – YouTube
  • Frost, Robert – “The Road Not Taken,” “The Pasture,” “Mowing,” “Birches,” “After Apple-Picking,” and “The Tuft of Flowers” (read by the author)  – Free Stream
  • Frost, Robert – Robert Frost Reads His Poetry – Free Spotify

Free Allen Ginsberg AudioBooks

  • Ginsberg, Allen – A Supermarket in California (read by Ginsberg) – Free MP3
  • Ginsberg, Allen – First Blues: Rags, Ballads and Harmonium Songs – Spotify
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Howl (read by Ginsberg, 1959) – YouTube
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Kaddish and other works (read by Ginsberg) – Free Stream
  • Ginsberg , Allen – Mind Breaths (read by Ginsberg) – Free Stream/Download
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Sunflower Sutra  (read by Ginsberg) – Free MP3
  • Ginsberg, Allen – The Last Word on First Blues – Spotify
  • Ginsberg, Allen – The Lion for Real (read by Ginsberg) – Free on Spotify
  • Ginsberg, Allen – “The Shrouded Stranger Of The Night,” “Sweet Levinsky,” and “Stanzas: Written at Night in Radio City.” – Free Stream/Download
  • Ginsberg, Allen – “What would you do if you lost it?” (read by Ginsberg) – Free Stream/Download
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Witchita Vortex Sutra – Spotify

Free John Keats AudioBooks

  • Keats, John – To Autumn – Free MP3
  • Keats, John – Ode on a Grecian Urn – Free MP3
  • Keats, John – On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer – Free MP3
  • Keats, John – When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be – Free MP3

Free Rudyard Kipling AudioBooks

  • Kipling, Rudyard – If (read by Dennis Hopper) – YouTube
  • Kipling, Rudyard – My Boy Jack (read by Ralph Fiennes) – YouTube
  • Kipling, Rudyard – The Gods of the Copybook Headings – Free MP3
  • Kipling, Rudyard – The Way Through the Woods – Free MP3

Free Sylvia Plath Audio Library

  • Plath, Sylvia – Sylvia Plath reading her poetry (23 poems read by the author) – YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia – Daddy – YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia – Fever 103 – YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia – Lady Lazarus (read by author) – YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia – Morning Song (read by Meryl Streep) – SoundCloud
  • Plath, Sylvia – The Applicant (read by the author) – YouTube

Free Edgar Allan Poe AudioBooks

  • Poe, Edgar Allan – Annabel Lee – Free MP3
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven – Free MP3

Free Ezra Pound AudioBooks

Download and Stream Free Ezra Pound Audio. View our selected collection of Ezra Pound Audio and Video Poems.

  • Pound, Ezra
    The Seafarer – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra
    Cantico del sole – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra
    Canto XVII – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra
    Canto XXX – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra
    Canto XLV – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra
    Canto LVI – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra
    Homage to Sextus Propertius, Section VI – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra
    Sestina: Altaforte – YouTube

Free Adrienne Rich AudioBooks

  • Rich, Adrienne – Mourning Poem, Spring Thunder, White Night and other poems (read by author) – Free Stream/Download
  • Rich, Adrienne – “Planetarium” (read by astrophysicist Janna Levin) – Soundcloud
  • Rich, Adrienne – “Power” (read by astrophysicist Roseanne Cash) – Soundcloud
  • Rich, Adrienne – What Kind of Times Are These? (read by the author) – Soundcloud

Free Carl Sandburg AudioBooks

  • Sandburg, Carl – A Lincoln Album: Readings by Carl Sandburg – Spotify
  • Sandburg, Carl – Chicago – Free Stream
  • Sandburg, Carl – The People Yes – Spotify
  • Sassoon, Siegfried – Aftermath (Read by Jeremy Irons) – YouTube

Free Anne Sexton AudioBooks

  • Sexton, Anne – Waiting to Die (read by author) – YouTube
  • Sexton, Anne – “Her Kind,” “The Ambition Bird,” “Ringing the Bells,” “Music Swims Back to Me,” and “The Truth the Dead Know” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne – “With Mercy for the Greedy,” “The Starry Night,” “Letter Written on a Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound,” and “Self in 1958,” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne – Divorce, Thy Name is Woman,” “Gods Making a Living,” “Jesus Cooks,” “Jesus Walking,” and “The Fury of Overshoes” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne – “Rowing,” “Riding the Elevator Into the Sky,” “The Play,” “The Rowing Endeth,” “Us,” and “The Touch” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne – What’s That – Spotify

Free Percy Shelley AudioBooks

  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe – Adonais – Free MP3
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe – Ozymandias of Egypt – Free MP3
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe – Ozymandias (read by Bryan Cranston) – Free YouTube
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe 
    Various Poems (read by Vincent Price) – Free Spotify

Free Dylan Thomas AudioBooks

  • Thomas, Dylan
    An Evening with Dylan Thomas – Spotify
  • Thomas, Dylan
    Richard Burton Reads 15 Poems by Dylan Thomas – Spotify
  • Thomas, Dylan
    Three Poems Read by W.H. Auden – Free
  • Thomas, Dylan
    An Evening with Dylan Thomas – Spotify
  • Thomas, Dylan
    Richard Burton Reads 15 Poems by Dylan Thomas – Spotify
  • Thomas, Dylan
    Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait’ and 14 Other Poems – YouTube

Free William Wordsworth AudioBooks

  • Wordsworth, William – Daffodils (Read by Jeremy Irons)
    YouTube
  • Wordsworth, William
    The Last of the Flock – Free MP3
  • Wordsworth, William
    Solitary Reaper – Free MP3
  • Wordsworth, William 
    Tintern Abbey – Free MP3

Free William Butler Yeats Audio

  • Yeats, William Butler 
    William Butler Reads His Own Work – Spotify
  • Yeats, William Butler
    The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The Fiddler of Dooney, The Song of the Old Mother, Coole and Ballylee – YouTube

  • Yeats, William Butler
    Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven – Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler 
    Lake Isle of Innesfree – Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler 
    Sailing to Byzantium – Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler 
    The Cold Heaven – Free Stream/MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler
    The Fiddler of Dooney – Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler
    The Song of the Old Mother – Free MP3

More Poetry Audio Books and Videos

  • Anonymous
    Beowulf – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Smith, Patti
    Reading at Columbia University of Poetry That Would Become Horses (1975) – YouTube
  • Smith, Patti
    Reading of 12 Poems From “Seventh Heaven” (1972) – YouTube
  • Stein, Gertrude
    A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson (read by Gertrude Stein) – Free MP3
  • Stevens, Wallace
    “Credences of Summer” and “An Ordinary Evening in New Haven” (read by the author) – Free Stream/Download
  • Stevens, Wallace
    To an Old Philosopher in Rome (read by the author) – Free MP3
  • Szymborska, Wisława
    Life While-You-Wait (Read by Amanda Palmer) – Soundcloud
  • Tennyson, Alfred Lord
    Break, Break, Break – Free MP3
  • Tennyson, Alfred Lord
    The Lotos-Eaters – Free MP3
  • Updike, John
    Rainbow (read by author) – Free Stream
  • Valéry, Paul
    “Fragment Du Narcisse” – Free Stream
  • Virgil
    Aeneid – Free MP3 Zip Download
  • Whitman, Walt
    O Captain! My Captain! – Free MP3
  • Whitman, Walt
    Leaves of Grass – Free MP3 Zip File – Free Stream
  • Whitman, Walt
    Song of Myself and Other Poems – Free Stream/MP3
  • Wilbur, Richard
    A Storm in April, The Ride, Shad-Time, Advice From the Muse and Other Poems – Free Stream/Download
  • Wilde, Oscar
    The Ballad of Reading Gaol – Free MP3/Stream
  • Williams, Tennessee
    Selected Poems – Free Stream/Download
  • Schiller, Friedrich
    Poetry of Friedrich von Schiller: Read in German by Kinski – Spotify
  • Shakespeare, William
    Shakespeare’s Sonnets – Free MP3s
  • Rimbaud, Arthur
    Illuminations – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Rumi
    Poems read by  Tilda Swinton, Madonna, Robert Bly & Coleman Barks – YouTube/Soundcloud
  • Levertov, Denise
    City Psalm, Open Secret, Love Song, The Ache of Marriage, To the Muse, The Certainty (read by the author) – SoundCloud
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
    Selected Works – Free MP3
  • McCrae, John
    “In Flanders Fields” (read by Leonard Cohen) – YouTube
  • Melville, Herman
    Ball’s Bluff – Free Stream
  • Merwin, W.S.
    After a Storm (read by author) – Free Stream/Download
  • Milton, John
    On His Blindness – Free MP3
  • Nabokov, Vladimir
    The University Town (read by Ralph Fiennes) – Free Stream
  • Nash, Ogden
    Christmas with Ogden Nash – Spotify
  • Nash, Ogden
    Ogden Nash Read Ogden Nash – Spotify
  • Neruda, Pablo
    Birth (Read by Neruda) – Free Stream
  • Neruda, Pablo
    Pablo Neruda Lee a Pablo Neruda – Spotify
  • Oliver, Mary
    “The Summer Day,” “Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night,” “Many Miles” and “Night and the River” (read by the author) – YouTube
  • Hardy, Thomas
    Poems (read by Richard Burton) – Spotify
  • Hemingway, Ernest
    Second Poem to Mary (read by Hemingway) – Free YouTube
  • Henley, Ernest
    Invictus – Free YouTube
  • Hitchcock, Robyn
    “If Death is Not the End” (Read by Alan Rickman) – Free Stream
  • Homer
    The Odyssey – Free Stream/MP3 Download – Free iTunes
  • Hughes, Langston
    Langston Hughes Reads Langston Hughes – Spotify
  • Hughes, Langston 
    The Dream Keeper and Other Poems of Langston Hughes – Spotify
  • Hughes, Langston 
    The Glory of Negro History – Spotify
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers 
    (ready by Hughes) – YouTube
  • Hughes, Langston
    The Voice of Langston Hughes – Spotify
  • Hughes, Ted 
    Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes & Peter Porter Read Their Poetry – Spotify
  • Collins, Billy 
    The Best Cigarette (Poetry collection read by the author) – Free Spotify
  • Collins, Billy 
    Soap – Spotify
  • Crane, Hart
    “The Broken Tower” and “The Hurricane” – Vimeo
  • Crowley, Aleister 
    Poems by Aleister Crowley (read by Aleister Crowley) – Spotify
  • Cummings, EE 
    Somewhere I Have Never Travelled – YouTube
  • Cummings, EE 
    Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town – YouTube
  • Dante 
    Inferno (read by John Ciardi) – Spotify



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