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Poetry On Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work 1888-2006

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This unprecedented anthology collects out-of-print and unissued recordings to bring you Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Eliot, Pound, Whitman, Frost, Cummings, Dylan Thomas, Langston Hughes, Bukowski, Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath and a multitude of others reading their cherished works. A 68-page booklet fills out this beautiful portrait of the poetic artist.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Change 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 - 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 - 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 Breakfastfood - 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 - Langston Hughes
  29. The Weary Blues - 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

Disc: 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
  25. Death Psalm: O Lord Or Mysteries - Denise Levertov
  26. Monet Refuses The Operation - Lisel Mueller
  27. Woodchucks - Maxine Kumin
  28. America - Allen Ginsburg
  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

Disc: 3

  1. Even In Paris - Richard Howard
  2. Diving Into The Wreck - Adrienne Rich
  3. Lovesong - Ted Hughes
  4. Omeros - 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 Outlishly - Amiri Baraka
  12. Rhythm 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

Disc: 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
  9. The Colonel - Carolyn forche
  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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  • Audio CD (April 18, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
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  • Label: Shout! Factory
  • ASIN: B000EU1PGO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
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