Puget Sound English Department

July 24, 2009

“Poetry Speaks”: Expanded

Filed under: Literature — O. @ 11:39 pm
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There is a relatively new (2007) and expanded edition of the venerable Poetry Speaks from Sourcebooks/Media Fusion. The big book includes poems by and biographical overviews of a wide variety of poets, chiefly from the 20th century, including Eliot, Frost, Auden, Tolson,  Hughes (both Langston and Ted), Levertov, Roethke, Ginsberg, Plath, Stein, Millay, Jeffers, Pound, Graves, Bogan, Parker, H.D., Sandburg, and Stevens. In all, the work of 47 poets is represented, as is each poet’s recorded reading of at least one poem and often two, for a total of 107 recordings on 3 audio CDs.  New to this edition is a recording of James Joyce reading “Anna Livia Plurabelle” from Finnegans Wake and, amazingly, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, reading “The Charge of the Light Brigade.”  The ISBN (13) is 978-1-4022-1062-4.  Perhaps a library near you will order it. Happy reading and listening.

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