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Poetry Unbound
Your new ritual: Immerse yourself in a single poem, guided by Pádraig Ó Tuama. Short and unhurried; contemplative and energizing. Anchor your week by listening to the everyday poetry of your life, with new episodes on Monday and Friday during the season.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 3,141 ratings
Let poem speak
I enjoy the poems and podcast very much. I would like to see commentary lessened and let poem stand on its own. Thank you for expanding my world by sharing these poems
cwb0000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/11/21
Love it
I look forward to hearing every episode and getting the chance to be introduced to poets and poetry that expand my horizon as well as bring a part of me home. Brilliant work, thank you to the whole team who makes this podcast possible
@samypaden via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/21
My favorite podcast by miles. I look forward to the new release each Monday and Friday and miss it in the off-season. I have listened to every episode at least twice. Sometimes the poetry along with the music and Padraig's exposition send me off into my own thoughts and I find myself...Read full review »
Dave Podcastfan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/06/21
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