Poetry Unbound

What does it mean to help? How can language help? How can we help ourselves, how can we help others? How is it that language itself can be something that recreates a new way of looking at the world? Host Pádraig Ó Tuama is back with an all new season, featuring poems by Rumi, Fiona Benson, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, and many other brilliant and beloved poets.

Anchor your week with new episodes every Monday and Friday, through December 16.

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After her father’s death, a poet considers her relationship with loss.


We’re pleased to offer Gabeba Baderoon’s poem, and invite you to connect with Poetry Unbound throughout this season.

Pre-order the forthcoming book Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World and join us in our new conversational space on Substack.

Is there life after death? This poem says yes: where one life is part of a cycle of life that continues.


We’re pleased to offer Michael Kleber-Diggs’s poem, and invite you to connect with Poetry Unbound throughout this season.

Pre-order the forthcoming book Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World and join us in our new conversational space on Substack.

A person is lost, and in panic. A calm voice says strangely comforting things.


We’re pleased to offer David Wagoner’s poem, and invite you to connect with Poetry Unbound throughout this season.

Pre-order the forthcoming book Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World and join us in our new conversational space on Substack.

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