In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry

In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry
In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry [Audiobook]
2002 | FLAC | 4 CDs | 905.74MB

The audience for the four-CD box set In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry is limited, but for those that want to delve deep into this collection — which features poets reading their own work, and there are over 120 poems included — will find this immensely rewarding. Beginning with an 1890 recording of Walt Whitman reading "America," the set runs through many of the greatest poets of the next 100 years, who all have representative, if not their most famous, poems included. There are some omissions — T.S. Eliot was not included, for instance — but there has never been a set like this compiled before, nor is it likely to happen again. In their Own Voices is a treasure for poetry and spoken word devotees.

Volume 1:

  1. America -- Walt Whitman
  2. The Lake Isle Of Innisfree -- William Butler Yeats
  3. The Song Of The Old Mother -- William Butler Yeats
  4. The Road Not Taken -- Robert Frost
  5. Birches -- Robert Frost
  6. The Gift Outright -- Robert Frost
  7. If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait Of Picasso -- Gertrude Stein
  8. So & So Reclining On Her Couch -- Wallace Stevens
  9. The Red Wheelbarrow -- William Carlos Williams
  10. To Elsie -- William Carlos Williams
  11. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (Excerpt) -- Ezra Pound
  12. Bird-Witted -- Marianne Moore
  13. Recuerdo -- Edna St. Vincent Millay
  14. Love Is Not All -- Edna St. Vincent Millay
  15. Next To Of Course God America -- E.E. Cummings
  16. Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town -- E.E. Cummings
  17. To Juan At The Winter Solstice -- Robert Graves
  18. The Opening Of The Battle Of Gettysburg -- Steven Vincent Benet
  19. The Negro Speaks Of Rivers -- Langston Hughes
  20. Ballad Of The Gypsy -- Langston Hughes
  21. Mulatto -- Langston Hughes
  22. Portrait Of The Artist As A Prematurely Old Man -- Ogden Nash
  23. Love Recognized -- Robert Penn Warren
  24. King Of The River -- Stanley Kunitz
  25. In Memory Of W.B. Yeats (Part 1) -- W.H. Auden

Volume 2:

  1. I Knew A Woman -- Theodore Roethke
  2. Elegy For Jane -- Theodore Roethke
  3. Rough -- Stephen Spender
  4. Thoughts During An Air Raid -- Stephen Spender
  5. My Sisters, O My Sisters -- May Sarton
  6. In Our Time -- Muriel Rukeyser
  7. Despisals -- Muriel Rukeyser
  8. The Ballad Of Orange And Grape -- Muriel Rukeyser
  9. The World Is So Difficult To Give Up... -- David Ignatow
  10. This Is The Solution, To Be Happy With Slaughter... -- David Ignatow
  11. Here I Am With Mike In Hand, Shooting Down The Rapids... -- David Ignatow
  12. I Killed A Fly... -- David Ignatow
  13. What About Dying?... -- David Ignatow
  14. Scars -- William Stafford
  15. It Is -- William Stafford
  16. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night -- Dylan Thomas
  17. If I Were Tickled By The Rub Of Love -- Dylan Thomas
  18. Happiness -- John Ciardi
  19. The Old Flame -- Robert Lowell
  20. Skunk Hour -- Robert Lowell
  21. Epilogue -- Robert Lowell
  22. Crossing Over -- William Meredith
  23. See It Was Like This When... -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  24. Underwear -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  25. The Secret Of My Endurance -- Charles Bukowski
  26. Thanksgrieving -- Howard Nemerov
  27. Sonnet For Minimalists -- Mona Van Duyn
  28. Shame -- Richard Wilbur
  29. Apology -- Richard Wilbur
  30. Love Calls Us To The Things Of This World -- Richard Wilbur
  31. American Haikus (Excerpt) -- Jack Kerouac
  32. Monet Refuses The Operation -- Lisel Mueller
  33. America -- Allen Ginsberg
  34. Song -- John Ashbery
  35. After Making Love We Hear Footsteps -- Galway Kinnell
  36. Last Gods -- Galway Kinnell

Volume 3:

  1. The River Bees -- W.S. Merwin
  2. A Blessing -- Wright, James
  3. The Truth The Dead Know -- Anne Sexton
  4. All My Pretty Ones -- Anne Sexton
  5. Phenomenal Woman -- Maya Angelou
  6. Even In Paris -- Richard Howard
  7. Diving Into The Wreck -- Adrienne Rich
  8. Omeros -- Derek Walcott
  9. The Song Of The Taste -- Gary Snyder
  10. How Poetry Comes To Me -- Gary Snyder
  11. Why I Take Good Care Of My Macintosh Computer -- Gary Snyder
  12. Daddy -- Sylvia Plath
  13. Ariel -- Sylvia Plath
  14. The Greatest Poem In The World -- David Ray
  15. An Oddly Lovely Day Alone -- John Updike
  16. Learning About Easter And Passover -- Dan Jaffe
  17. Bang, Bang Outishly -- Amiri Baraka
  18. Rhythim Blues -- Amiri Baraka
  19. Shazam Doowah -- Amiri Baraka
  20. The Story Of Issac -- Leonard Cohen
  21. Dahomey -- Audre Lorde
  22. Putting The Good Things Away -- Marge Piercy
  23. Right To Life -- Marge Piercy
  24. Keeping Things Whole -- Mark Strand
  25. The Way It Is -- Mark Strand
  26. The Poem -- Mark Strand
  27. Zimmer Imagines Heaven -- Paul Zimmer
  28. Yes Lord, He Was Born... -- Lucille Clifton
  29. Cruelty -- Lucille Clifton

Volume 4:

  1. I Have Had To Learn To Live With My Face -- Diane Wakoski
  2. Dear John, Dear Coltrane -- Michael Harper
  3. We Were So Poor... -- Charles Simic
  4. I Was Stolen By The Gypsies... -- Charles Simic
  5. Everybody Knows The Story... -- Charles Simic
  6. Lester Leaps In -- Al Young
  7. For Poets -- Al Young
  8. A Dance For Militant Diletantes -- Al Young
  9. Odysseus To Telemachus -- Joseph Brodsky
  10. Ode To My Shoes -- Erica Jong
  11. Prayer -- Joseph Bruchac
  12. Translator's Son -- Joseph Bruchac
  13. Wonder -- Sharon Olds
  14. The Lost Pilot -- James Tate
  15. One Kiss -- Tess Gallagher
  16. The Tent People Of Beverly Hills -- James Ragan
  17. Uh Oh Plutonium -- Anne Waldman
  18. The Fine Printing On The Label Of A Bottle Of Non-Alcohol Beer -- Louis Adrian
  19. The Sweat Lodge -- Louis Adrian
  20. Logan Heights & The World -- Juan Felipe Herrera
  21. The Colonel -- Carolyn Forche
  22. Wild Gratitude -- Edward Hirsch
  23. For Anna Mae Pictou Aquash -- Joy Harjo
  24. Tia Sophia -- Carmen Tafolla
  25. This Is Number 26 -- Jimmy Santiago Baca
  26. I Am Offering You This Poem -- Jimmy Santiago Baca
  27. Parsley -- Rita Dove
  28. Raisin Eyes -- Luci Tapahonso
  29. The Children's Undercroft -- Donald Revell
  30. The Concrete River -- Luis Rodriquez
  31. Tia Chucha -- Luis Rodriquez
  32. My Father, In Heaven, Is Reading Out Loud -- Li-Young Lee