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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young (version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by AnnaLisa Bodtker This best-selling book of poetry by A. A. Milne was first published in 1924. The poems describe the adventures of Christopher Robin. In it we are introduced to Mr. Edward Bear later known as Winnie-the-Pooh. The poems are timeless and capture the joy and wonder of being a young child. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Mark F. Smith A.A. Milne wrote many poems to entertain his young son, Christopher Robin Milne, who appears to have been about three when "When We Were Very Young" was published. The book is a collection of 45 poems that celebrate a world and a point of view that a very young person could understand and enjoy. It became a best-seller. Christopher Robin is introduced as a character in some of the poems. We...
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by A. E. Housman
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LibriVox recording of A Shropshire Lad, by A. E. Housman. Read by Jon Sindell. This is a lovely collection of melodic poems, many melancholy in tone, many featuring Housman's constant theme of living this short life to the fullest. (Summary by Jon Sindell) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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by A. E. Housman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The night is freezing fast by A. E. Housman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  November 17, 2019. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Ellies; Newgatenovelist; FraserP; Graham Scott; Joseph Campbell ; Ian King; Kessie; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Lynette Caulkins; Nemo; Paolo Fulgencio; Phil Schempf and tovarisch. Alfred Edward Housman, usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical...
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by A. E. Housman
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of When I Was One And Twenty (No. XIII in A Shropshire Lad ) by A.E. Housman. This was the weekly poetry project for June 14th, 2009. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (9MB)
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by A. E. Housman
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LibriVox recording of A Shropshire Lad, by A.E. Housman. Read by Alaaious. A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman. A Shropshire Lad was first published in 1896 at Housman's own expense after several publishers had turned it down. At first the book sold slowly, but during the Second Boer War, Housman's nostalgic depiction of rural life and young men's early deaths struck a chord with English readers and the book became a bestseller. Later,...
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by Abigail Mott; Mary Sutton Wood
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LibriVox recording of Narratives of Colored Americans by Abigail Mott; Mary Sutton Wood. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Darrell Nobles; DariaAM; Alan Mapstone; ABVoice; Ken Masters; Loraine Flegal; Nichole Kristen; Scott Leonard Fortune; drandall; AnthonyT; Lee-Ann Khoh; Andrew Kennedy; Jacqueline Burrell Walton; mleigh; Kevin Waters; Curtis R.; Mari Patterson; Christine Rottger; Tom Merritt Abigail Mott was a Quaker and abolitionist from New York who, along with fellow Quaker M. S. Wood, has...
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by Abraham Cowley
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Wish by Abraham Cowley. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 24, 2013. Abraham Cowley (koo-lee) was a leading English poet in the 16th century. (Summary by David Lawrence) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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by Abram Joseph Ryan
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Farewells by Abram Joseph Ryan. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 26, 2019. Read in English by Brian Dirkx; alulu; Bruce Kachuk; Bill Mosley; Craig Franklin; Cornel Nemes; Campbell Schelp; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Ian King; Josh Kibbey; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; marietcox54; NarratorJ; rumpledpoetry; leknarf; The Letter A; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and William Mosqueda. Abram Joseph Ryan was an American poet, an active proponent...
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by Abram S. Isaacs
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Pillow and Stone by Abram S. Isaacs. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 24, 2011. Abram S. Isaacs (1851-1920) was an American rabbi, author, and professor. Isaacs received his education at the New York University, from which he was graduated in 1871. He became a Rabbi at Barnett Memorial Temple at Paterson, New Jersey. For thirty-five years he occupied a chair at the New York University, first as Professor of Hebrew, then of Germanic...
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by Adah Isaacs Menken
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LibriVox recording of Infelicia by Adah Isaacs Menken. Read in English by Newgatenovelist Adah Isaacs Menken's short life was full and eventful. Probably born in the American South, she travelled, wrote journalism, became famous as an actress, successfully navigated press scandals about her private life and wrote poetry. This volume collects her poems, which explore, among other things, Judaism, the position of women in society and contemporary events such as the American Civil War. By turns...
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by Adam Lindsay Gordon
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of A Song of Autumn by Adam Lindsay Gordon. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 11, 2105. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Christie Crews; Doug Fajardo; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Glenn O'Brien; Isaiah Barker; Ian King; JoeBlu; J. McDougall; Jamie Ridler; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; mpvoice and DarkGoddess. Adam Lindsay Gordon was an Australian poet, jockey and politician. ( Wikipedia) For further...
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by Adam Lindsay Gordon
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of A Hunting Song by Adam Lindsay Gordon. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  February 24, 2019. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Campbell Schelp; PNGDeb; Foon; Jim Gallagher; Josh Kibbey; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; ritalouise; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and Wyn Stewart. Adam Lindsay Gordon was an Australian poet, jockey, police officer, and politician.  In this Weekly Poem he raises a glass "..to every...
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by Adam Mickiewicz
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LibriVox recording of Sonnets from the Crimea, by Adam Mickiewicz. Read by Piotr Nater & Algy Pug. Adam Mickiewicz is considered one of the greatest of Polish poets. Sonnets from the Crimea was composed during a trip to that region in 1825 and rapidly became one of the poet's most popular works. (Introduction by Algy Pug For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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by Adam Oehlenschläger
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LibriVox recording of Ausgewählte Gedichte by Adam Oehlenschläger. Read in German by lorda; Tabea; Sandra Schmit; Anna Samrowski; Jonas Wagner; schrm; NicoleO; Crln Yldz Ksr Adam Oehlenschläger war ein dänischer Dichter, der zu seiner Zeit äußerst populär war, inzwischen aber eher in Vergessenheit geraten ist. Er war vor Allem für seine Kurzgeschichten und Gedichte bekannt. Eine Auswahl dieser Gedichte findet sich in diesem Band. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including...
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by Adam Papadolias
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Fusion of ambient and Hindustani music with poetry about being stuck on someone (the images you dropped, i picked them up and can't let go)
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by Adam, Helen
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First half of a lecture by Helen Adam on topics including repetition, Percy Shelley, W.H. Auden, Rudyard Kipling, poets as music makers, and ballads. Readings include "The Looking Glass" and "A Smuggler's Song." A question and answer period follows the lecture. (Continues on 79p026.)
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by Adam, Helen
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Second half of a lecture by Helen Adam, with this half focusing on English ballads, including "A Letter of Advice" and "Reputing Drive." (Continued from 79p025.)
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by Adam, Helen; Duncan, Robert
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First half of a reading by Robert Duncan and Helen Adam. Duncan reads a number of his poems and Adam sings her ballads. With an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. (Continues on 76p016.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, music and literature, San Francisco Renaissance
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by Adelaide Anne Procter
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Three Rulers by Adelaide Anne Procter. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 27, 2015. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Christie Crews; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Joe Brenneman; J. McDougall; Jim McNamara; Lee Ann Howlett; Livia F.; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper and SkyAlbatross. Adelaide Anne Procter was an English poet and philanthropist. She worked prominently on behalf of unemployed...
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by Adelaide Anne Procter
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LibriVox recording of From Queen's Gardens by Adelaide Anne Procter. Read in English by KHand; Foon; Bruce Kachuk This is the third part of a collection of poetry written by English female poets. This part of From Queen's Gardens is a collection of 29 poems by Adelaide Anne Procter. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
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by Adelaide Crapsey
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To The Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My Window by Adelaide Crapsey. This was a Holloween Poetry project for October 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chase Landkamer; ClaudiaSterngucker; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Garth Burton; Ian King; MaryAnn; mnlopez; Nemo; Patrick Wallace; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Her death was tragic. Full of the desire of life she yet was forced to go, leaving her work all unfinished. Her last year...
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by Aemilia Lanyer
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Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum Aemilia LANYER (1569 - 1645) Aemilia Lanyer's 1611 poem is far more than a retelling of The Passion. It comprises a spirited defense of Eve (and, by extension, all women), elegant praises for her female patrons, a catalogue of virtuous women of the ancient world, and closes with the first "country house" poem written by a woman in English. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Agnes Lee
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LibriVox recording of Convention, by Agnes Lee. LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Convention by Agnes Lee. This was the weekly poetry project for December 21st, 2008. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (4MB)
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by Alan Seeger
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  February 4, 2018. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; brianna; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Nuria; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Bordowitz; Larry Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Nemo; DrPGould; Peter Yearsley; RajVO; Tomas Peter; boilingforest and tovarisch. This book .... contains the record of a short life, into which was crowded far more of keen...
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by Alan Sullivan
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LibriVox recording of The White Canoe and Other Verse by Alan Sullivan. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk This early collection of Alan Sullivan's work is from the pen of a young Canadian author who portrays Canada's short Summer season as the voyage through a Summer of life in an allegorical "white canoe". During that voyage Sullivan shares with the reader his expressions of joy, loss, doubt, uncertainty and hope for a blissful conclusion. Sullivan's later career would embrace classic...
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by Alaric Alexander Watts
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 different recordings of The Siege of Belgrade by Alaric Alexander Watts. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of May 25th, 2008. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-siege-of-belgrade-by-alaric-alexander-watts/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (8MB)
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by Albert Bigelow Paine
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Mis' Smith, by Albert Paine. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 7th, 2013. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (9MB)
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by Aldous Huxley
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LibriVox recording of The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems by Aldous Huxley. Read in English by Arthur Krolman; bundy98; Renkotsu; Larry Wilson; J. McDougall Though later known for his essays and novels, Aldous Huxley started his writing career as a poet. Published in 1918, The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems is his third compilation of poetry. The volume begins with "The Defeat of Youth", a sequence of twenty-two sonnets that explores irreconcilability of the ideal and the...
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by Aldous Huxley
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LibriVox recording of Leda by Aldous Huxley. Read in English by volunteer readers. Though he gained recognition for his later essays and novels, Aldous Huxley started his writing career as a poet. Published in 1920, Leda is his fourth compilation of poetry. It begins with the passionate and slightly erotic poem "Leda", which recalls the love affair between Queen Leda, the mother of Helen of Troy, and her swan, Zeus in disguise. Some short poems follow. The book ends with two long...
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by Aldous Huxley
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LibriVox recording of The Burning Wheel by Aldous Huxley. Read in English by LIbrivox Volunteers. The last poem was read collaboratively by ezwa, AlgyPug and silverquill. Though Aldous Huxley is best known for his later novels and essays, he started his writing career as a poet. The Burning Wheel is his first work, a collection of thirty poems that pay homage in style to poets who wrote in the Romantic or the French symbolist styles. Many of the poems deal with themes of light, darkness, sight,...
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by Aldous Huxley
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LibriVox recording of Jonah by Aldous Huxley. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers. Though Aldous Huxley gained popularity from his novels and essays, he started his writing career as a poet. Jonah, his second compilation of poetry, is a collection of twelve poems (four of which are written in French). He published it, at the age of 23, for Christmas in 1917. He stated his intention to stop writing poetry at the end of the volume, but actually went on to publish numerous compilations after...
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by Aldous Huxley; Edith Sitwell; Osbert Sitwell; Sacheverell Sitwell; Sherard Vines; Alan Porter
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LibriVox recording of Wheels - The Fifth Cycle by Aldous Huxley; Edith Sitwell; Osbert Sitwell; Sacheverell Sitwell; Sherard Vines; Alan Porter. Read in English by Nemo; Algy Pug; Newgatenovelist; Eva Davis The Fifth Cycle of the Wheels poetry anthology was published in 1920 and contains poems by Aldous Huxley, Alan Porter, Leah McTavish Coehn, Geoffrey Cookson, William Kean Seymour, John J. Adams, Sherard Vines, and Osbert, Edith and Sacheverell Sitwell. The book was dedicated to Mrs Arnold...
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by Alexander Hamilton Laidlaw
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 7 recordings of The American Girl by Alexander Hamilton Laidlaw. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for September 4, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Ezwa; Greg Giordano; Jude; KHand; Leonard Wilson and Matthew Datcher. Alexander Hamilton Laidlaw was born in Scotland. He graduated from Philadelphia Central High School in 1845. He practiced medicine from 1856-1905 and published works including Soldier Songs and Love Songs, 1898, from which our Fortnightly...
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by Alexander Pope
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LibriVox recording of The Rape of the Lock, by Alexander Pope. Read by Rhonda Federman. The Rape of the Lock is a mock-heroic narrative poem written by Alexander Pope, first published anonymously in Lintot's Miscellany in May 1712 in two cantos (334 lines), but then revised, expanded and reissued under Pope's name on March 2, 1714, in a much-expanded 5-canto version (794 lines). The final form was available in 1717 with the addition of Clarissa's speech on good humour. The poem satirizes a...
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by Alexander Pope
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Epigram by Alexander Pope. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 8th, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (4MB)
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by Alexander Pope
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LibriVox recording of An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope. Read in English by cwanki The title, An Essay on Criticism hardly indicates all that is included in the poem. It would have been impossible to give a full and exact idea of the art of poetical criticism without entering into the consideration of the art of poetry. Accordingly Pope has interwoven the precepts of both throughout the poem which might more properly have been styled an essay on the Art of Criticism and of Poetry. -...
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by Alexander Pope
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LibriVox recording of An Essay on Man, by Alexander Pope. Read by Martin Gleeson. Pope’s Essay on Man, a masterpiece of concise summary in itself, can fairly be summed up as an optimistic enquiry into mankind’s place in the vast Chain of Being. Each of the poem’s four Epistles takes a different perspective, presenting Man in relation to the universe, as individual, in society and, finally, tracing his prospects for achieving the goal of happiness. In choosing stately rhyming couplets to...
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by Alexander Pope
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This is a librivox recording of An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope. Recording by Aringguth. An Essay on Criticism was the first major poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744). However, despite the title, the poem is not as much an original analysis as it is a compilation of Pope’s various literary opinions. A reading of the poem makes it clear that he is addressing not so much the ingenuous reader as the intending writer. It is written in a type of rhyming verse...
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by Alexander Pope
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 different recordings of Solitude by Alexander Pope. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of February 17th, 2008. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/solitude-by-alexander-pope/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (10MB)
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by Alexander Pushkin
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LibriVox recording of Krasavitse by Alexander Pushkin. Read by Yakovlev Valery Krasavitse , Kotoraya Niuhala Tabak (To a Beautiful woman, Who Was Smelling Tobacco) is a small poem written by Alexander Pushkin, a famous Fussian poet well known outside the Russia. The author describes in a fun and artistic way the conflict between an image inside of his head of the beautiful and lovely women on the one hand, and her action - smelling tobacco - on the other hand! Can anyone imagine the more...
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by Alexander Pushkin
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LibriVox recording of Eugene Onéguine, by Alexander Pushkin. Read by MaryAnn Spiegel. Eugene Onéguine is a classic of Russian literature, and its eponymous protagonist has served as the model for a number of Russian literary heroes (so-called superfluous men). It was published in serial form between 1825 and 1832. The first complete edition was published in 1833, and the currently accepted version is based on the 1837 publication. Almost the entire work is made up of 389 stanzas of iambic...
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by Alexander Pushkin
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LibriVox recording of A Winter Evening by Alexander Pushkin. (Translated by Martha Dickinson Bianchi.) Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of A Winter Evening by Alexander Pushkin, translated by Martha Dickinson Bianchi. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 13, 2022. ----- Pushkin is a well-known Russian author and poet. Bianchi, the translator, was the niece of Emily Dickinson and is best known as an editor of Dickinson's poems. -...
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by Alfred Austin
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Fortunatus' Song by Alfred Austin. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  April 15, 2018. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Bill Mosley; CoMo290; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Patrick Wallace; Phil Schempf; RajVO; Scotty Smith; Tom Daley; Tomas Peter and tovarisch.  Not all of the English poets laureate have been the greatest masters of verse. Alfred Austin, who assumed this post...
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by Alfred Castner King
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LibriVox recording of Mountain Idylls, and Other Poems by Alfred Castner King. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Cavaet; Joebin; Alan Mapstone; Ethan; George Emerson; Larry Wilson; Sawyer Rewis; Christine Peterson; Stefan Von Blon; Denise Ray; Ellies "The author of this unpretentious volume has long questioned the advisability of adding a book to our already inflated and overloaded literature, unless it should contain something in the nature of a deviation from beaten literary paths....
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by Alfred Domett
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 different recordings of A Glee for Winter by Alfred Domett. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of December 23rd, 2007. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/a-glee-for-winter-by-alfred-domett/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (5MB)
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by Alfred Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of To...'As when with downcast eyes' by Alfred Lord Tennyson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 15th, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (6MB)
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by Alfred Noyes
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LibriVox recording of Drake by Alfred Noyes. Read by Cynthia Moyer Alfred Noyes, in the blank-verse epic "Drake", fictionalizes the historical Francis Drake, who, during the reign of Elizabeth I of England, sailed (and plundered) on the Spanish Main and beyond. (Summary by Cynthia Moyer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more...
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by Alfred Noyes
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 different recordings of Nippon by Alfred Noyes. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/nippon-by-alfred-noyes/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (6MB)
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by Alfred Wolfenstein
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LibriVox Aufnahme von Die gottlosen Jahre by Alfred Wolfenstein. Gelesen auf Deutsch von lorda und Sonia. Alfred Wolfenstein trat als expressionistischer Lyriker zum ersten Mal mit einem Gedicht in der Zeitschrift „Die Aktion“ in Erscheinung. Mit seinen Gedichten bezog er literarisch wie politisch Stellung als zeitkritischer, expressionistischer Avantgardist. Seinen Gedichtband "Die gottlosen Jahre" hat er, nach der Einleitung (1), in drei Teile gegliedert. Die Unsicherheit (2 –...
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 different recordings of The Miller's Daughter by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of July 13th, 2008. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-millers-daughter-by-alfred-lord-tennyson/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (10MB)
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox recording of The Princess by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read by Elizabeth Klett. The Princess is a serio-comic blank verse narrative poem, written by Alfred Tennyson, published in 1847. The poem tells the story of an heroic princess who forswears the world of men and founds a women's university where men are forbidden to enter. The prince to whom she was betrothed in infancy enters the university with two friends, disguised as women students. They are discovered and flee, but eventually...
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Higher Pantheism by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 18, 2011. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox recording of The Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. To those unacquainted with Tennyson's conscientious methods, it may seem strange that a volume of 160 pages is necessary to contain those poems written and published by him during his active literary career, and ultimately rejected as unsatisfactory. Of this considerable body of verse, a great part was written, not in youth or old age, but while Tennyson's powers...
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox volunteers ring in the new year with nineteen recordings of Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of December 31st, 2006. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/ring-out-wild-bells-by-alfred-lord-tennyson/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (17MB)
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Tithonus by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 7, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Brian Darby; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Leonard Wilson; Martin Geeson; Maria Kasper; Peter Yearsley; Ryan Finch and Tony Addison. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets....
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 different recordings of The Kraken by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 28th, 2007. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-kraken-by-alfred-lord-tennyson/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (7MB)
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 1, 2015. Read in English by Allen Biehl; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Joe Brenneman; Larry Wilson; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; NoelBadrian; Patrick Wallace; LadyRebeccaJane; SteveToner; Thomas J. Rowland and Tasleem Khan. "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred,...
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox recording of Maud, and Other Poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read in English by Nemo; Eva Davis; Larry Wilson A collection of poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, his first book of poetry after having become poet laureate in 1850. Among the "other poems" is The Charge of the Light Brigade , the most well-known poem in this collection. However, the bulk of the text is the poem Maud , which explores love, courtship, loss, grief, and purpose through the eyes of the emotionally...
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox recording of Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Idylls of the King , published between 1856 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur's kingdom. The whole work recounts Arthur's attempt and failure to lift up mankind and create a perfect kingdom, from his coming to...
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LibriVox recording of The Brook - Break, Break, Break - Sweet and Low - and The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk This is Tennyson at his best. This is Tennyson, the master poet at his most descriptive, his most insightful, his most enlightening. This set of four poems has been carefully selected to depict life and life journeys - journeys that encompass timelessness and tragedy, fragility and hope - in ways that illuminate the constant cloud of wonder surrounding...
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by Algernon Charles Swinburne
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Higher Pantheism in a Nutshell by Algernon Charles Swinburne. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for September 18, 2011. Algernon Charles Swinburne was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in every year from 1903 to 1907 and again in 1909. (...
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by Algernon Charles Swinburne
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 different recordings of A Match by Algernon Charles Swinburne. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of February 11th, 2007. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/a-match-by-algernon-charles-swinburne . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (9MB)
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by Algernon Charles Swinburne
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LibriVox recording of Songs Before Sunrise by Algernon Charles Swinburne. Read in English by Elizabeth P.; Simona Rusu; Nemo; Emma Charlotte; Matthew Squaire; Jim Nyenhuis; Sandra Schmit; Corrinne LePage; Patrick Wallace; Shana Burns; Pamela Nagami; Nelson Hay; Roman Noble; Phil Schempf This is a collection of some particularly beautiful poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne. This collection is connected by the Italian theme, as Swinburne was inspired to write most of them after learning of the...
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by Algernon Charles Swinburne
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of A Match by Algernon Charles Swinburne This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  May 19, 2019. Read in English by Brian Dirkx; Bruce Kachuk; Campbell Schelp; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; Ezwa; InArcadia; Graham Scott; Gail Wamba; Ian King; Josh Kibbey; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Mara Bella; marietcox54; leknarf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 – 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and...
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by Algernon Charles Swinburne
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 readings of Nephelidia by Algernon Charles Swinburne. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/nephelidia-by-algernon-charles-swinburne/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (14MB)
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by Algernon Charles Swinburne
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LibriVox recording of A Dark Month by Algernon Charles Swinburne. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Sonia; George Allen; tovarisch; Crln Yldz Ksr This is a sequence of poems by Algernon Charles Swinburne. The poems were written in 1881, during the one month in which his seven year old neighbor, Herbert (Bertie) Mason was away.Swinburne describes in 31 poems his feelings at the loss of his young companion, resulting in haunting images of loneliness and grief. - Summary by Carolin For further...
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by Alice Dunbar Nelson
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LibriVox recording of Violets And Other Tales by Alice Dunbar Nelson. Read in English by James K. White This is a collection of the author's short stories and poems where she writes about the collective experience of African American women, and African Americans in general. But she is sharpest when she pushes back against the notion that women must accept and endure a subservient role to men. - Summary by James K. White For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Alice Meynell
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 different recordings of A Thrush Before Dawn by Alice Meynell. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of June 8th, 2008. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/a-thrush-before-dawn-by-alice-meynell/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (10MB)
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by Alice Meynell
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Moon To The Sun by Alice Meynell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  January 28, 2018. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Brian DeYoung; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Jude; KHand; Nuria; Lee Ann Howlett; Matthew Datcher; RajVO; Sanna Alas; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and boilingforest. Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell was an English writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet. Preludes (1875)...
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by Alice Meynell
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of A Letter From A Girl To Her Own Old Age by Alice Meynell. This was the weekly poetry project for July 12th, 2009, and was recorded to celebrate the 21st birthday of Lucy Perry, who co-ordinated this project. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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by Alice Meynell
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 7 recordings of The Fold by Alice Meynell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 30, 2015. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper and SkyAlbatross. Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell was an English writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet. At the end of the 19th century, in conjunction with uprisings against the British (among them the Indians', the Zulus',...
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by Aline Kilmer
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of To Two Little Sisters of the Poor by Aline Kilmer. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 27, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Bridget Herbes; David Lawrence; Esther ben Simonides; Lee Ann Howlett; Maria Kasper; shevyon4HIM; Twinkle and Teresa Bauman. Aline Murray Kilmer was an American poet, children's book author, and essayist, and the wife and widow of poet and journalist Joyce Kilmer. Aline attended the Rutgers College Preparatory...
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by Aline Kilmer
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of In Spring by Aline Kilmer. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 20, 2016. Read in English by Saffie; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Jennifer Fournier; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; Shakira Searle and Twinkle. Aline Murray Kilmer was an American poet, children's book author, and essayist, and the wife and widow of poet and journalist Joyce Kilmer. Aline attended the Rutgers...
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