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Poetry Unbound
Short and unhurried, Poetry Unbound is an immersive exploration of a single poem, hosted by Pádraig Ó Tuama. Pádraig Ó Tuama greets you at the doorways of brilliant poems and walks you through — each one has wisdom to offer and questions to ask you. Already a listener? There’s also a book (Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World), a Substack newsletter with a vibrant conversation in the comments, and occasional gatherings.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 4,365 ratings
I was so moved by the episode on Joy Harjo’s ‘Conflict Resolution for Holy People. ‘ such a delicate and nuanced response and reading of this poem. Both healing and a call to arms. Thankyou
Tina's not here via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/13/24
I am a big fan of the way he takes an art form that I love and go to when things seem a little pointless when he helps me see the totality and relates the thing being conveyed so I see better things I may never relate to that collection of ideas
SDhltnt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/24
My Weekly Meditation
I love these episodes! I use them in my meditation practice. O’Tuama has a unique way of choosing and discussing poetry that is so very human, connecting it to the reader/listener in a visceral way.
Marlisekelsey via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/09/24
Recent Episodes
Published 05/17/24
In this concluding episode of "Poems as Teachers," our special miniseries on conflict and the human condition, host Pádraig Ó Tuama says the poems discussed in this offering are a different kind of teacher: “not as teachers that give us rules to follow — more so teachers that share something of...
Published 05/17/24
Being right may feel good, but what human price do we pay for this feeling of rightness? Yehuda Amichai’s poem “The Place Where We Are Right,” translated by Stephen Mitchell, asks us to answer this question, consider how doubt and love might expand and enrich our perspective, and reflect upon the...
Published 05/17/24
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