Launched on April 1, 2009, Poems Out Loud is a place for poetry. The site features columns and recorded readings by well-known and award-winning poets as well as general poetry news and ephemera. The name of the site was inspired by the anthology edited by Robert Pinsky called Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud.

Poems Out Loud is proudly sponsored by W. W. Norton & Company in New York City, independent publishers since 1923. We welcome your feedback about this site; write to or join our mailing list to receive updates about our poetry list.

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