Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Voice of the Poet

Traditionally, poetry is written to be spoken aloud, and heard with the inflections and emphases intended by the author.
The library now has a small but growing collection of rare archival recordings of well-known poets, recently released on CD, reading from their own works. The Voice of the Poet series includes acclaimed writers such as W. H. Auden, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, e.e. cummings, and T.S. Eliot. Each CD is an hour long, and includes a biographical and critical overview of the author, plus text of the poems, and photos.
To find these in the library's catalog, you can type in "Voice of the Poet" as a title, and see the complete list of authors included. The library will continue to add to this series as new CD's are released. To see what's currently available, please click Voice of the Poet Series