Audio Archives

PoemTalk (at Jacket2)

Person Describing Archive

Celyn

Is this primarily a poetry audio site?

Y

Sponsoring Person or Institution

Poetry Foundation, Kelly Writer's House & PennSound

Site URL

http://poemtalkatkwh.blogspot.com/

Site Last Updated

9/17/2010

Date Visited

9/17/2010

General Description of Archive

Blog, podcast series of 'shows' with and about poets and their poetry, then a close reading of one selected poem, hosted by Al Filreis. Recordings of individual poems are taken from the PennSound archive and used in these discussions.

Description of archive history or URL

The first podcast was published online on 12/2/2007. It was recorded in Studio 111 at the Center for Contemporary Writing at University of Pennsylvania, produced by Al Filreis and Mark Lindsay, and directed and edited by Steve McLaughlin and Curtis Fox.

Contact information

Al Filreis. (no contact info provided on this site).

Searchable options

There is no "search", podcasts are listed in order of recording, with a short title. At this point there are only 35 podcasts, so there isn't really a need for a large search program.

Relation from the audio to the text

There is no transcription of the podcast, however a description of what was discussed and the text of the poem the participants have considered is available.

Date/Time/Length/Context info about the audio items

Date is indicated on the text post, and length is available on the audio play bar. Context is not given about the poet or the poem unless discussed in the podcast. Context for the recording is to produce this podcast.

Author bios and context within literary history

Date is indicated on the text post, and length is available on the audio play bar. Context is not given about the poet or the poem unless discussed in the podcast. Context for the recording is to produce this podcast.

Audio file type: streaming, download, file format, audio file compression quality (WAV, MP3, bitrate)

MP3 streaming format.

Multimedia integration (pictures, video, etc.)

MP3 streaming format.

Audio playback setup (opens in Flash player, on new blank screen, etc.)

The audio recording opens in a new page with a black screen, only showing the play bar.

Mobile access (i.e. accessible on smart phones, tablets, etc.)

none

Browsing

Browsing is standard for a blog, no search bar, but a list of recordings on the sidebar, and consecutive postings of podcasts over several pages. Research is limited if the viewer wishes to search for a subject, keyword, theme, etc.

Discovery features (pre-made playlists; dynamic lists: lists of recent additions, featured items, related items, etc).
Interactivity and Web 2.0 features

Users can post comments and receive e-mail updates.

Other notes

Podcasts available on iTunes. This seems like a really great resource for students: the discussions are formatted like a seminar-style class discussion and listening to them is like sitting in a really, really interesting class.


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