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The Spoken Word: American Poets (British Library - British Library Sound Archive)

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 This incredible three-CD set drawn from the archives of the BBC captures the voices of poets from the twentieth century, one of the most prolific and significant periods in American letters.

Capturing the enormous energy and variety in American poetry at this time, the compilation includes recordings of Robert Frost, E. E. Cummings, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Robinson Jeffers, Langston Hughes,Wallace Stevens, Conrad Aiken, Archibald MacLeish, Ogden Nash, Theodore Roethke, John Berryman, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, and Gregory Corso. Each of the thirty poets gathered here is heard reading his or her own work.

            These unique broadcasts are a wonderful collectors item for aspiring poets and fans of American poetry.

            “After spending a few hours reveling in this diverse collection, there will be voices in the listener's head . . . the voices of the women and men who shaped the twentieth century with the written versions of their words.”—Chicago Tribune, on The Spoken Word: American Writers

Table of Contents

Total Running Time: 209 minutes

Disc One

Gertrude Stein

Robert Frost

Wallace Stevens

William Carlos Williams

Ezra Pound

Robinson Jeffers

T S Eliot

Conrad Aiken

Disc Two

Archibald MacLeish

E E Cummings

Langston Hughes

Ogden Nash

Theodore Roethke

Randall Jarrell

John Berryman

Gwendolyn Brooks

Robert Lowell

Robert Duncan

Disc Three

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Charles Bukowski

Allen Ginsberg

John Ashberry

Anne Sexton

Adrienne Rich

Gregory Corso

Sylvia Plath

Amiri Baraka

Product Details

ISBN:
9780712351065
Author:
British Library
Publisher:
British Library
Author:
The British Library
Author:
British Library, The
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Compact Disk
Series:
British Library - British Library Sound Archive
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English

Related Subjects

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Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
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