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Guide to Poetry & Literature Webcasts

Compiled by Peter Armenti, Digital Reference Specialist

Guide to Poetry & Literature Webcasts is a resource for locating webcasts of poets, fiction writers, and critics as they read and discuss their own and each other's work. The Guide includes links to Library of Congress sites and general sites that archive literature-related webcasts, as well as links to streaming video of academic conferences, lectures, and discussions; group poetry readings; and literary award ceremonies. Webcasts on general topics, such as children's books, performance poetry, and visual poetry also are included, and an offline reading section allows viewers to identify print resources that complement the resources found through the Guide.

The largest section of the Guide is an alphabetical index to webcasts of individual poets, authors, and writers. Many of the video files are drawn from the archives of the Library sites and general sites mentioned above; others are taken from sites on the Web with less extensive archives. Often, the files included in the index are located by mining the invisible web for content that cannot be found through a general search engine.

This Guide is an ongoing project, and will constantly grow and evolve as additional selections are added to the site. Comments, corrections, and suggestions for inclusion are welcome.

Please note that most video on this site requires the download of videoplaying software:

  • QuickTime software can be downloaded here.
    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
  • Windows Media Player software can be downloaded here.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp
  • RealPlayer software can be downloaded here.
    http://www.real.com/

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