byron.jpegIf you've been sitting at home longing for an injection of modern culture, only you sort of can't really be bothered to pick up a book and read, and it's too cold to trapse over the river to the Tate Modern, then Poetcasting could be the thing for you. Poetcasting, as you can probably guess from the name, is basically a selection of different poets reading out their own works, (so as you can expect, there's a large amount of relatively new and unknown writers in there), and making them available for download in the form of a Podcast.

They also have the odd well-known poet, and have established a presense in the exciting world of social networking (get at them on (myspace facebook and twitter), therefore making it easy to be kept up to date on the world of poetry via various news-feeds. It's actually quite a fun way to spend an hour or two.