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Poetry Speaks: Hear Great Poets Read Their Work from Tennyson to Plath ➺ [Reading] ➼ Poetry Speaks: Hear Great Poets Read Their Work from Tennyson to Plath By Elise Paschen ➯ – Thomashillier.co.uk Poetry Speaks features the work of the most influential writers in modern poetry written and performed from to This book combines their most significant poems in print with the authors themselves re Poetry Speaks features the work of the most Hear Great PDF/EPUB ç influential writers in modern poetry written and performed fromtoThis book combines their most significant poems in print with the authors themselves reading their poetry on audio CD Poets range from Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Walt Whitman, TS Eliot and Dorothy Parker to Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath and Gwendolyn Brooks The power of spoken poetry is at Poetry Speaks: ePUB ½ the heart of Poetry Speaks Poetry is a vocal art, an art meant to be read aloud Listening to a poem read aloud can be a transforming experience Poetry Speaks not only introduces the finest work from some of the greatest poets who ever lived, it reintroduces the oral tradition of poetry Poetry Speaks features overpoets in chapters each containing The poems that are read by Speaks: Hear Great PDF È the poet on the audio CD Additional poems in print form to allow the reader to further explore the poet A short biography and photo of each poet original manuscripts and letters for most of the featured poets An original essay for each poet written by today s most influential poets, a veritable Who s Who of poetry, including Seamus Heaney on WB Yeats Richard Wilbur on Robert Frost Mark Strand on Wallace Stevens Jorie Graham on Elizabeth Bishop Glyn Maxwell on Dylan Thomas and Rita Dove on Melvin B Tolson Poetry Speaks combining the talents of great poets past and living, their words written and spoken is the most ambitious, comprehensive and innovative poetry project to be published in years, and is sure to be the model for collections to come.


10 thoughts on “Poetry Speaks: Hear Great Poets Read Their Work from Tennyson to Plath

  1. Matt Matt says:

    Vital if for no other reason than the fact that there are so many amazing poets reading their work in what are often rare, ancient, crackly and precious recordings Most of this stuff is widely available on record, of course, but it s pretty comprehensive and wide ranging There s nothing quite like hearing the poet read their own work aloud, either, and there s nothing better than the thrill that you get when you hear the way their voice shivers or cracks or trembles when they read a particu Vital if for no other reason than the fact that there are so many amazing poets reading their work in what are often rare, ancient, crackly and precious recordings Most of this stuff is widely available on record, of course, but it s pretty comprehensive and wide ranging There s nothing quite like hearing the poet read their own work aloud, either, and there s nothing better than the thrill that you get when you hear the way their voice shivers or cracks or trembles when they read a particular line or phrase out loud Perfect for both wanna be poets and for people who don t get poetry Realized that I made the silly move of praising hearing actual, live recordings of various genius poets without actually including some Well, let s not stand on ceremony W.B Yeats Wallace Stevens T.S Eliot Dylan Thomas W.H Auden Langston Hughes Anne Sexton Elizabeth Bishop


  2. J J says:

    This book is ridiculously large It s meant to adorn your coffee table and I guess that s okay You ll look smart The CDs are the thing though We think of poetry as words on a page But it is in the poet s own voice in the rhythms, inflections and intonations where the poem comes alive and the words take on the power and passion of the poet.


  3. Catherine Catherine says:

    Poetry Speaks is a collection of dead poets so that their entire body of work could be considered who were recorded reading their own work The earliest recordings are from the end of the 19th century Tennyson, Browning, Whitman Not every poem is included on the accompanying CDs, and after my ancient CD player started crapping out on me, I turned to YouTube to find recordings, which lead to some interesting finds, like multiple recordings of Allen Ginsberg reading Howl, with completely Poetry Speaks is a collection of dead poets so that their entire body of work could be considered who were recorded reading their own work The earliest recordings are from the end of the 19th century Tennyson, Browning, Whitman Not every poem is included on the accompanying CDs, and after my ancient CD player started crapping out on me, I turned to YouTube to find recordings, which lead to some interesting finds, like multiple recordings of Allen Ginsberg reading Howl, with completely different inflections I much prefer young earnest Ginsberg in this respect Also included are biographical information about each poet and an essay by a contemporary poet, the style, content, quality of which vary wildly.I won this book at an education workshop at least 15 years ago I used the CDs when I was still teaching high school, to bring to life the poems in common between this anthology and the literature textbooks I used That was pre YouTube, where most of these recordings andare now available This was, however, the first time I actually read through the entire anthology the beginning of my resolution to readpoetry , and it ended up being an even bigger undertaking than I d expected Of the poets included in this anthology, I plan to readfrom the following indicates a poet who wasn t familiar to me before reading this anthology Walt Whitman W.B YeatsRobert Frost later poems William Carlos Williams Robinson JeffersT.S Eliot The Wasteland, Prufrock and Other Poems Edna St Vincent MillayDorothy Parkere.e cummingsLangston Hughes esp Let America Be America Again And Other Poems W.H Auden Louis MacNeiceElizabeth Bishop complete poems Robert Hayden late poems Muriel Rukesyer William StaffordDenise LevertovAllen GinsbergAnne Sexton esp Transformations


  4. Ruth Ruth says:

    It s hard to fully communicate how much I love this anthology and accompanying audio CDs I get the chills every time I hear Carl Sandburg reading his own poem Grass What an almost operatic crescendo he creates on some of those rhythmic phrases And it s fantastic listening to Langston Hughes read the marvelous The Negro Speaks of Rivers, or Dorothy Parker s dry wit in her rendition of One Perfect Rose Yes, it s superlative on its own, but with the audio soundtrack of many of the poems i It s hard to fully communicate how much I love this anthology and accompanying audio CDs I get the chills every time I hear Carl Sandburg reading his own poem Grass What an almost operatic crescendo he creates on some of those rhythmic phrases And it s fantastic listening to Langston Hughes read the marvelous The Negro Speaks of Rivers, or Dorothy Parker s dry wit in her rendition of One Perfect Rose Yes, it s superlative on its own, but with the audio soundtrack of many of the poems in the anthology, it s utterly masterful


  5. e e says:

    What I liked about this, I really liked, what I did not, I really did not.It did contain some rare and interesting audio.


  6. Steve Willey Steve Willey says:

    Very interesting book The narration by Charles Osgood is excellent I am not sure what I expected from each of the poets Whatever I expected was very different than what I heard in the recorded readings of each of the poets I think I would have to read a lotabout each of these poets to really understand their poetry I am glad I listened to the three CDs but I will not be likely to revisit the material for .


  7. Bridget Aleshire Bridget Aleshire says:

    amazing to hear some old poets reading their own work, some I didn t know there were recordings of at that time period More than a book.


  8. David Haggett David Haggett says:

    You can hear the voices Robert Browning and Alfred, Lord Tennyson and possibly a recording of Walt Whitman, plus the voices of many other poets.


  9. Jim Jim says:

    Those Winter SundaysSundays too my father got up earlyand put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,then with cracked hands that achedfrom labor in the weekday weather madebanked fires blaze No one ever thanked him.I d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.When the rooms were warm, he d call,and slowly I would rise and dress,fearing the chronic angers of that house,Speaking indifferently to him,who had driven out the coldand polished my good shoes as well.What did I know, what did I knowo Those Winter SundaysSundays too my father got up earlyand put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,then with cracked hands that achedfrom labor in the weekday weather madebanked fires blaze No one ever thanked him.I d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.When the rooms were warm, he d call,and slowly I would rise and dress,fearing the chronic angers of that house,Speaking indifferently to him,who had driven out the coldand polished my good shoes as well.What did I know, what did I knowof love s austere and lonely offices This is a wonderful collection of poetry with the added attraction of spoken verse Each poet reads their own poetry as recorded on three CDs The poets included range from the early nineteenth century with Tennyson, Browning, and Whitman to the late twentieth with Ginsberg, Sexton, and Plath Some of my favorite poems are included from poets like Wallace Stevens, W H Auden, and Dylan Thomas The introductions and commentary by some of our finest poets complement the verses making them all thevaluable and perhaps just a bitunderstandable The above poem, by Robert Hayden, is just one example of the great poetry included in this volume


  10. Zaahir Zaahir says:

    Poetry Speaks by Elise Paschen is an non fictional book about various authors The book tells about all the authors back round, their accomplishments, and the school they went to It shows authors authors from Robert Browning to Walter Whiteman Its shows authors poetry Also it has a CD to go along with the book There was 3 things I like about this book First, thing I liked about this book is how it gave facts in chronological order Secondly, I liked about this book is how it got people to Poetry Speaks by Elise Paschen is an non fictional book about various authors The book tells about all the authors back round, their accomplishments, and the school they went to It shows authors authors from Robert Browning to Walter Whiteman Its shows authors poetry Also it has a CD to go along with the book There was 3 things I like about this book First, thing I liked about this book is how it gave facts in chronological order Secondly, I liked about this book is how it got people to speak about the authors it self My last thing is how they gave the authors work in the book I got a chance to see what a real poem looks like This book is the best book I ever read I recommend this book to all children and adults Its never to late to learn some good poetry This book will have you planted to your seat and all you will want to do is keep on reading I rate this book a 5 star Zaahir Matthews


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