The websites below provide a variety of ways for you to listen to poems read aloud. Some are read by the poets themselves while others are read by different people. You can scroll through the poems or search for specific poets. Make sure you listen to a variety of poems to get a true sense of each movement before you make your decision on which poet to research.
The Poetry Foundation works to raise poetry to a more visible and influential position in our culture. The Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry.
Listen to Poetry Out Loud!
The audio guide on Poetry Out Loud contains distinguished actors and poets reading and speaking about poetry. Listen to the tracks to help you get a better understanding of the poems.