Slate's weekly Poetry Podcast: Two poems by William Cowper.

Slate's weekly poem, read by the author.
June 28 2011 7:02 AM

The Slate Poetry Podcast

Your favorite poets read their work to you.

Now you can listen to Slate poetry wherever you go. Below, browse Slate's weekly lineup of new and renewed work by leading poets, selected by Robert Pinsky and read to you by the author. Or subscribe to Slate's Poetry Podcast feed on iTunes and carry the poems with you.
.

June 28, 2011: "Lines Written During a Period of Insanity," by William Cowper. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Robert Pinsky read the poem, or download the recording here.

June 28, 2011: "Epigraph on a Hare," by William Cowper. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Robert Pinsky read the poem, or download the recording here.

June 21, 2011: "Ooo Baby Baby," by T.R. Hummer. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear T.R. Hummer read the poem, or download the recording here.

June 14, 2011: "Weapon Salve," by Charles Harper Webb. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Charles Harper Webb read the poem, or download the recording here.

June 7, 2011: "The Enigma of the Infinitessimal," by Mark Strand. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Mark Strand read the poem, or download the recording here.

May 31, 2011: "Silent Manners," by Carl Dennis. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Carl Dennis read the poem, or download the recording here.

May 24, 2011: "The Irises," by Lisa Russ Spaar. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Lisa Russ Spaar read the poem, or download the recording here.

May 17, 2011: "Sandwich Notch Road, Two Days Before Christmas," by John W. Evans. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear John W. Evans read the poem, or download the recording here.

May 10, 2011: "Pupukea Shell," by Garrett Hongo. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Garrett Hongo read the poem, or download the recording here.

May 3, 2011: "The Lullaby of a Lover," by George Gascoigne. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Robert Pinsky read the poem, or download the recording here.

April 26, 2011: "The Mouth of the Mind," by Leslie McGrath. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Leslie McGrath read the poem, or download the recording here.

April 19, 2011: "Ever So Many Hundred Years Hence," by Mark Strand. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Mark Strand read the poem, or download the recording here.

April 12, 2011: "Ode to a Composting Toilet," by Sharon Olds. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Sharon Olds read the poem, or download the recording here.

April 5, 2011: "Odysseus Seeing Laertes," by George Kalogeris. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear George Kalogeris read the poem, or download the recording here.

March 29, 2011: "Soul," by David Ferry. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear David Ferry read the poem, or download the recording here.

March 22, 2011: "Manhattan," by Lola Ridge. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Robert Pinsky read the poem, or download the recording here.

March 22, 2011: Selections from "Betty," by Lola Ridge. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Robert Pinsky read the poem, or download the recording here.

March 15, 2011: "Catapult," by Kimberly Johnson. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Kimberly Johnson read the poem, or download the recording here.

March 8, 2011: "Two Poems," by Charles Simic. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Charles Simic read the poem, or download the recording here.

March 1, 2011: "Poem About Heaven," by David Blair. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear David Blair read the poem, or download the recording here.

Feb. 22, 2011: "Find the Moon Again," by Joshua Weiner. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Joshua Weiner read the poem, or download the recording here.

Feb. 15, 2011: "My True Love Hath My Heart and I Have His," by Philip Sidney. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Robert Pinsky read the poem, or download the recording here.

Feb. 15, 2011: "Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae," by Ernest Dowson. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Robert Pinsky read the poem, or download the recording here.

Feb. 8, 2011: "Pain I Did Not," by Sharon Olds. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Sharon Olds read the poem, or download the recording here.

Feb. 1, 2011: "Roses," by Billy Collins. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Billy Collins read the poem, or download the recording here.

Jan. 25, 2011: "When I Was Fair and Young," by Queen Elizabeth. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Robert Pinsky read the poem, or download the recording here.

Jan. 25, 2011: "Elegy," by Chidiock Tichborne. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Robert Pinsky read the poem, or download the recording here.

Jan. 18, 2011: "Lines in Memphis, Tennessee," by Joel Brouwer. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Joel Brouwer read the poem, or download the recording here.

Jan. 11, 2011: "3 Arkonska Street," by Adam Zagajewski. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Adam Zagajewski read the poem, or download the recording here.

Jan. 4, 2011: From Clangings, by Steven Cramer. Click the arrow on the audio player to hear Steven Cramer read the poem, or download the recording here.

Browse Slate's previous Poetry Podcasts from fall 2008, spring 2009, summer 2009, fall 2009, spring 2010, and  summer 2010.

.

.

.

TODAY IN SLATE

Culturebox

The End of Pregnancy

And the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.

Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City

How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Took Control of the Entire Porn Industry

The Hot New Strategy for Desperate Democrats

Blame China for everything.

The Questions That Michael Brown’s Autopsies Can’t Answer

Foreigners

Kiev Used to Be an Easygoing Place

Now it’s descending into madness.

Technology

Don’t Just Sit There

How to be more productive during your commute.

There Has Never Been a Comic Book Character Like John Constantine

Which Came First, the Word Chicken or the Word Egg?

  News & Politics
The Slate Quiz
Oct. 24 2014 12:10 AM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 23 2014 5:53 PM Amazon Investors Suddenly Bearish on Losing Money
  Life
Outward
Oct. 23 2014 5:08 PM Why Is an Obscure 1968 Documentary in the Opening Credits of Transparent?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Working
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 6:55 PM A Goodfellas Actor Sued The Simpsons for Stealing His Likeness. Does He Have a Case?
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 23 2014 11:47 PM Don’t Just Sit There How to be more productive during your commute.
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 23 2014 5:42 PM Seriously, Evolution: WTF? Why I love the most awkward, absurd, hacked-together species.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.