One of my favorite ways to experience poetry is to hear it read aloud. OPL has a variety of audio recordings of poets reading their works which I've shared with you below, in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Another great way to listen to poetry is through The Writer's Almanac daily podcast, featuring Garrison Keillor. Keillor reads a poem and provides information about poets and other literary figures. You can also hear poems read by poets and actors at The Poetry Foundation Website.
And of course you can hear poetry at the library during National Poetry Month. The Rockridge Branch and PEN Oakland are hosting Environmental Poetry for the Soul on April 5th. 81st Avenue is also hosting an Open Mic in the Cafe on April 5th and Montclair is celebrating National Poetry Month with six local poets on April 22nd. Several of our branches also have poetry displays. So come check out some poetry at your library!