Poet Greats Lecture Series
Coordinated by The Museum of American Poetics, The American
Poet Greats Lecture Series provides archived videos of "talks
by poets speaking about the lives and works of other
or poetry movements they feel passionately about or influenced
by in their own writing visions." Videos available
through the 1999-2000 season; other videos not currently
Writers Video Archives
Online video archive for C-SPAN's 2002 television series
American Writers: A Journey Through
History. Videos include writers who have had a significant
impact on American literary history from America's founding
through the Vietnam War.
State University Department of English Web Video Page
Videos include poetry and fiction readings as well as lectures
on diverse literary topics.
An exhibit of The
Museum of American Poetics. Featured poets include
Joy Harjo, Gary Snyder, Amiri Baraka, and Anne Waldman.
Book Look Television
Inlcudes dozens of author interviews from the television show Connie Martinson Talks Books.
Book TV on C-SPAN2
Selected programs from C-SPAN2's Book
TV series. Emphasis is on non-fiction books and authors,
though programs related to fiction and literature often
are broadcast. Videos are archived for two months after
a program's first television broadcast.
View archived videos from C-SPAN's author interview program
Favorite Poem Project
A collection of 50 short video documentaries that showcases
individual Americans reading and speaking personally about
poems they love.
with Words with Bill Moyers
View video clips from PBS'stwo-hour special Fooling
with Words with Billy Moyers (1999), which documents
the 1998 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Clips are arranged
alphabetically by poet's last name.
Writers House Webcasts
Archive of webcasts recorded at the University of Pennsylvania's
Kelly Writers House, a center for writers from the Philadelphia
Meet the Writers: Exclusive Video Interviews
Watch video interviews with featured authors through the
Barnes & Noble website.
92nd Street Y Virtual Poetry Center
A growing collection of archival audio and video recordings of significant literary moments at the Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y.
NewsHour Video Search
Search for online videos of your favorite writers taped
as part of PBS's nightly newscast, The
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Literature-related videos
can be located using keyword searches and by selecting
category Poems. The video archive
includes programs broadcast after February 7, 2002. In
2006, the NewsHour
Poetry Series launched; its website offers
recent videos of poetry-related programs and stories.
The University of Chicago's Poem Present Reading and Lecture series, established in 2001, "has been bringing distinguished contemporary poets to The University of Chicago to read from their work as well as to speak on topics in contemporary poetry of interest to them." The online archive includes audio and video of poets beginning with the 2003-2004 season.
Produced by WGBH and David Grubin Productions, Poetry Everywhere provides online access to more than twenty videos of poems being read, most by their original authors.
Poetry Foundation Video Series
Links to video series sponsored or produced by the Poetry Foundation. Includes NewsHour Poetry Series, Poetry Everywhere, Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show, and Poetry Documentaries.
Poetry Matters Now
A Lempert Family Foundation project which allows users to view readings, conversations, and profiles of American poets, including a twenty minute documentary of Gerald Stern.
An online video showcase featuring established and emerging poets filmed at various venues around Southern California. Includes videos of more than 160 poets.
"ResearchChannel is a consortium of research universities
and corporate research divisions dedicated to broadening
the access to and appreciation of our individual and collective
activities, ideas, and opportunities in basic and applied
research." Webcasts are offered on an array of subjects,
including literature, and can be found using multiple search
Berkeley Lunch Poems Series
Lunch Poems is a noontime poetry reading series under the
direction of UC Berkeley professor Robert Hass. Videos are
available beginning with the 2002 series.
UCTV - University of California
UCTV was "launched
by the University of California to provide the public with
informational, educational and enrichment
programming that draws upon the vast intellectual, scientific
and creative talents of the University of California."
UCTV's online video
archive includes faculty lectures on writers, authors
discussing and reading their work,
and artistic performances recreating the lives of famous writers. UCTV also maintains a YouTube channel.
on Modern Literature and Philosophy (from The Roland Collection
of Films & Videos Online)
Access free video clips of more than 115 films featuring major authors and philosophers.
View video clips from the Voices &
Visions video series, which explores the lives and
works of 13 of America's most famous modern poets.
WGBH Forum Network
Webcasts of free public lectures from venues around Greater
Boston. See in particular the sections on literature, poetry,
There are a number of YouTube channels that regularly offer poetry-related videos. Notable channels include:
Video Search Engines and Web Sites
Poetry videos can now be accessed through a number of video search engines and video-sharing Web sites. These
resources, which make thousands of poetry-related
videos available to users, inlcude a combination of professionally produced videos and amateur recordings. Several major
video search engines and Web sites currently available are:
Truveo Video Search