Audio & Video Resources in Poetry

Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry
Indexes poetry in published anthologies. Contains full text of anthologized poems in the public domain, poetry excerpts from copyrighted works, and citations providing poem title, author, publisher, subject(s), and a list of anthologies in which the selected poem appears. 15,000 authors are represented with references to 558 separate anthologies (1992 release). Also contains audio readings of canonical works, and allows side-by-side comparison of texts.
Literature Online.
A full-text collection of poetry, drama, and prose with complementary references sources. In addition to full texts of canonical works and secondary critical works, LION also includes audio (Poetry Archive Audio) and video (Poets On Screen) archives of poets reading their works and the works of others. Click on the Texts tab, then on the Video and Audio link in the Browse column. See the illustrations to the left of this box.
PennSound is an ongoing project based at the University of Pennyslvania committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives. Launched January 1, 2005, it is a Web-based archive for noncommercial distribution of the largest collection of poetry sound files on the Internet. Most poets included are contemporary or modern.
Poetry Foundation
Established in 2003 upon receipt of a major gift from philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the Poetry Foundation evolved from the Modern Poetry Association, which was founded in 1941 to support the publication of Poetry magazine The gift from Ruth Lilly allowed the Poetry Foundation to expand and enhance the presence of poetry in the United States and established an endowment that will fund Poetry in perpetuity. The website features poems, commentary, poem guides, and more.
Produced by the Academy of American poets, this site features recordings of poets, mostly contemporary and modern. Includes several recordings of W.H. Auden, Robert Frost, and A.R. Ammons reading their own work, as well as contemporary readings of poems by Dickinson, Hopkins, Keats, and Whitman.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, this database provides a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. Contains recordings of the works of Frost, Dickinson, Whitman and others.
There are many recordings of poetry on YouTube, some read by the poet, some by others, some with accompanying animations, graphics, etc. Enter a poet's name in the search box (e.g, "w h auden") to see what's there. .