Headphones in the sound cabinet Since the first days of the Writers House, when the founding group of students, faculty and alumni imagined a space for writers by designing a virtual "house" on the web, innovative uses of new media and technology have been at the heart of the Writers House project. Indeed, the intrepid writers of the House embrace new media as a tool for making both artistic and programmatic innovation and for building extended community.

Kelly Writers House recordings

We record all Writers House programs and make them available for free download in our searchable "Medialinks" archive. Recordings go all the way back to 1998. We add to this archive weekly — so check back often! Most recordings, when available, are also linked directly from our web calendar.


KWH-TV gives viewers across the country and around world the opportunity to tune into our readings from home. Some KWH-TV broadcasts are interactive; when John Ashbery and Faculty Director Al Filreis discussed Ashbery's poetry on a Tuesday morning in March of 2002, there were friends of the Writers House posing questions and offering the poet their views from California, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Michigan and Maine. Our KWH-TV reruns archive includes footage of Laurie Anderson, Robert Creeley, and June Jordan, among many others.


Directed by Charles Bernstein and Al Filreis, PennSound is committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives, and it's the largest collection of poetry sound files on the internet. PennSound is an ongoing project; Managing Editor Mike Hennessey uploads new content and commentary almost daily.


A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. We podcast many events and programs, including the collaborative series PoemTalk, a joint project of the Poetry Foundation, PennSound and the Writers House, hosted by Al Filreis. Check out our podcast page for the full list and to find out how to subscribe.