Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work: 1886-2006 - CD

Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work: 1886-2006 - CD

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  • Published: April 2006
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Unabridged & Excerpted Poetry - 128 POEMS on 4 COMPACT DISCS & 68-PAGE BOOKLET

Publisher, Shout Factory (April 2006)

Listen to a Windows Media audio clip of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

Listen to a QuickTime audio clip of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost.

Listen to a Windows Media audio clip of "Resume" by Dorothy Parker.

Listen to a QuickTime audio clip of "Resume" by Dorothy Parker.

Listen to a Windows Media audio clip of "Weary Blues" by Langston Hughes.

Listen to a QuickTime audio clip of "Weary Blues" by Langston Hughes.

Listen to a Windows Media audio clip "The Secret of My Endurance" by Charles Bukowski.

Listen to a QuickTime audio clip of "The Secret of My Endurance" by Charles Bukowski.

Listen to a Windows Media audio clip of "Why I Take Good Care of My Macintosh" by Gary Snyder.

Listen to a QuickTime audio clip of "Why I Take Good Care of My Macintosh" by Gary Snyder.

Listen to a Windows Media audio clip of "After the Gig - Mick Jagger" by Elizabeth Alexander.

Listen to a QuickTime audio clip of "After the Gig - Mick Jagger" by Elizabeth Alexander.

Poetry On Record : 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006) is an engrossing collection of poems read by the people who wrote them, from the dawn of sound recording to the current day. Over the course of four CDs and an info-packed book, it tells the story of the past 120 years of poetry in English, from Romanticism (Dylan Thomas) to Modernism (T.S. Eliot), from the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes) to Black Arts (Amiri Baraka), from rhyme and meter (Alfred, Lord Tennyson) to free verse (Adrienne Rich), and beyond. Equally important, it allows listeners to understand exactly how the poets intended their poems to be read aloud. With 128 poems read by 98 poets, Poetry On Record is the most comprehensive collection of its kind including such famous poets as Walt Whitman, William Butler Yeats, Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, E.E. Cummings, Dorothy Parker, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsburg, and Sylvia Plath as well as a plethora of lesser-known but highly regarded poets. This collection is a must-have for any fan of poetry, or for anyone who wants an expertly chosen overview as a starting point.

* Produced and compiled by noted poetry expert Rebekah Presson Mosby, who also produced the out-of-print 4-CD set In Their Own Voices : A Century Of Recorded Poetry and the book-with-CDs package Poetry Speaks.
* This 4-CD set contains many out-of-print, rare, or previously unreleased recordings, all re-mastered for the best possible sound.
* Included is a gorgeous 68-page booklet with an essay by Al Young, the Poet Laureate of California, an in-depth essay by the producer, and detailed track info and thumbnail bios of all the poets.

CD 1

1. "The Charge Of The Light Brigade" - Alfred Lord Tennyson
2. "Come Into The Garden, Maud" - Alfred Lord Tennyson
3. "How They Brought The Good News From Ghent To Aix" (excerpt) - Robert Browning
4. "America" (excerpt) - Walt Whitman
5. "The Lake Isle Of Innisfree" - William Butler Yeats
6. "The Song Of The Old Mother" - William Butler Yeats
7. "Lucinda Matlock" - Edgar Lee Masters
8. "Emily Sparks" - Edgar Lee Masters
9. "The Creation" - James Weldon Johnson
10. "If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait Of Picasso" - Gertrude Stein
11. "The Road Not Taken" - Robert Frost
12. "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" - Robert Frost
13. From The People, Yes (#90) - Carl Sandburg
14. "So And So Reclining On Her Couch" - Wallace Stevens
15. "The Red Wheelbarrow" - William Carlos Williams
16. "For Elsie" (from "Spring And All") - William Carlos Williams
17. From "Hugh Selwyn Mauberly" - Ezra Pound
18. From Helen In Egypt (excerpt) - H.D.
19. "Journey Of The Magi" (with introduction) - T.S. Eliot
20. "Recuerdo" - Edna St. Vincent Millay
21. "Love Is Not All" - Edna St. Vincent Millay
22. "Resume" - Dorothy Parker
23. "The Lady's Reward" - Dorothy Parker
24. "as freedom is a breakfast food" - E.E. Cummings
25. "To Juan At The Winter Solstice" - Robert Graves
26. From "John Brown's Body" - Stephen Vincent Benet
27. "Strong Men" - Sterling Brown
28. "The Negro Speaks Of Rivers" (with intro) - Langston Hughes
29. "The Weary Blues" (with intro) - Langston Hughes
30. "Portrait Of The Artist As A Prematurely Old Man" - Ogden Nash
31. "King Of The River" - Stanley Kunitz
32. "The Cave Of Nakedness" - W.H. Auden
33. "I Knew A Woman" - Theodore Roethke
34. "Elegy For Jane" - Theodore Roethke
35. "Late Air" - Elizabeth Bishop
36. "The Fish" - Elizabeth Bishop

CD 2

1. "Those Winter Sundays" - Robert Hayden
2. "The Ballad Of Orange And Grape" - Muriel Rukeyser
3. "To Be A Jew In The Twentieth Century" - Muriel Rukeyser
4. #23 ("The Lay Of Ike") - John Berryman
5. #36 ("The high ones die...") - John Berryman
6. "The world is so difficult to give up..." - David Ignatow
7. "This is the solution, to be happy with slaughter..." - David Ignatow
8. "Here I am with mike in hand, shooting down the rapids..." - David Ignatow
9. "I killed a fly..." - David Ignatow
10. "What about dying?..." - David Ignatow
11. "Passing Remark" - William Stafford
12. "Serving With Gideon" - William Stafford
13. "And Death Shall Have No Dominion" - Dylan Thomas
14. "The Tombstone Told When She Died" - Dylan Thomas
15. "The Mother" - Gwendolyn Brooks
16. "We Real Cool" - Gwendolyn Brooks
17. "Skunk Hour" - Robert Lowell
18. "Crossing Over" - William Meredith
19. "See it was like this when..." - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
20. "Underwear" - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
21. "The Secret Of My Endurance" - Charles Bukowski
22. "Ray" - Hayden Carruth
23. "Love Calls Us To The Things Of This World" - Richard Wilbur
24. "American Haikus" (excerpt) - Jack Kerouac with Al Cohn & Zoot Simms
25. "Death Psalm: O Lord Of Mysteries" - Denise Levertov
26. "Monet Refuses The Operation" - Lisel Mueller
27. "Woodchucks" - Maxine Kumin
28. "America" - Allen Ginsberg
29. "Still" - A.R. Ammons
30. "My Philosophy Of Life" - John Ashbery
31. "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps" - Galway Kinnell
32. "Last Gods" - Galway Kinnell
33. "A Blessing" - James Wright
34. "All My Pretty Ones" - Anne Sexton
35. "For My Lover, Returning To His Wife" - Anne Sexton

CD 3

1. "Even In Paris" (excerpt) - Richard Howard
2. "Diving Into The Wreck" - Adrienne Rich
3. "Lovesong" - Ted Hughes
4. "Omeros" (Excerpt) - Derek Walcott
5. "The Song Of The Taste" - Gary Snyder
6. "Why I Take Good Care Of My Macintosh Computer" - Gary Snyder
7. "The Idea Of Ancestry" - Etheridge Knight
8. "Daddy" - Sylvia Plath
9. "The Greatest Poem In The World" - David Ray
10. "An Oddly Lovely Day Alone" - John Updike
11. "Bang, Bang Outishly" - Amiri Baraka
12. "Rhythim Blues" - Amiri Baraka
13. "Shazam Doowah" - Amiri Baraka
14. "Dahomey" - Audre Lorde
15. "Right To Life" - Marge Piercy
16. "The Poem" - Mark Strand
17. "Zimmer Imagines Heaven" - Paul Zimmer
18. "cruelty. don't talk to me about cruelty" - Lucille Clifton
19. "I Have Had To Learn To Live With My Face" - Diane Wakoski
20. "We were so poor..." - Charles Simic
21. "I was stolen by the gypsies..." - Charles Simic
22. "Everybody knows the story..." - Charles Simic
23. "Death Of A Naturalist" - Seamus Heaney
24. "Lester Leaps In" - Al Young
25. "A Dance For Militant Dilettantes" - Al Young
26. "Fire" - Gloria Vando
27. "Odysseus To Telemachus" - Joseph Brodsky
28. "Sometimes It's Better To Laugh 'Honest Injun'" - Simon J. Ortiz
29. "Ode To My Shoes" - Erica Jong

CD 4

1. "Wonder" - Sharon Olds
2. "The Lost Pilot" - James Tate
3. "Puerto Rican Obituary" (excerpt) - Pedro Pietri
4. "Uh Oh Plutonium" - Anne Waldman
5. "The Fine Printing On The Label Of A Bottle Of Non-Alcohol Beer" - Adrian Louis
6. "The Sweat Lodge" - Adrian Louis
7. "Facing It" - Yusef Komunyakaa
8. "Logan Heights And The World" - Juan Felipe Herrera with Mark Daterman, guitar
9. "The Colonel" - Carolyn Forch
10. "The History Of Armenia" - Peter Balakian
11. "Grace" - Joy Harjo
12. "Parsley" - Rita Dove
13. "The Long Meadow" - Vijay Seshadri
14. "The Floral Apron" - Marilyn Chin
15. "Raisin Eyes" - Luci Tapahonso
16. "The Concrete River" - Luis Rodriguez
17. "My Father, In Heaven, Is Reading Out Loud" - Li-Young Lee
18. "Two Standards" - Elise Paschen
19. "I Saw You Walking" - Deborah Garrison
20. '"The female seer will burn upon this pyre"' - Elizabeth Alexander
21. "After The Gig: Mick Jagger" - Elizabeth Alexander
22. "[morning broke on my cabin inverted, tempest in my forehead]" - D.A. Powell
23. "Eleven More Days" - Carl Hancock Rux
24. "Simon Peter" - John Poch
25. "Fragments Of The Forgotten War" - Suji Kwock Kim
26. "Lucky Criminals" - Kevin Prufer
27. "The Slaughter" - Kevin Young
28. "scab" - Jonathan Lamfers

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