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Publisher Description

This poetry companion puts favorite poetry and poets from around the world at your fingertips, enabling you to revisit the classics, encounter unfamiliar masterworks and rediscover old favorites.

GENRE
Drama & Poetry
NARRATOR
Natalie Cole, D.B. Sweeney
LENGTH
01:35
hr min
RELEASED
2001
March 20
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
47.4
MB

Customer Reviews

flakes ,

Great collection

This is a great collection of poetry. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, the Highwayman and The Ballad of Reading Gaol are especially stunning. I found a website with the table of contents for anybody who is curious

Contents:

From Song of Myself - Walt Whitman
Battle Hymn of the Republic - Julia Ward Howe
Invitation to the Voyage - Charles Baudelaire
Dover Beach - Matthew Arnold
Because I Could Not Stop for Death - Emily Dickinson
The Jabberwocky - Lewis Carroll
Convergence of the Twain - Thomas Hardy
Spring and Fall [Margaret, Are You Grieving?] - Gerard Manley Hopkins
Tears Fall in My Heart - Paul Verlaine
The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus
Requiem - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Drunken Boat - Arthur Rimbaud
The Ballad of Reading Gaol - Oscar Wilde
When I Was One-and-Twenty - A.E. Housman
The Gardener - Rabindranath Tagore
Waiting for the Barbarians - Constantine P. Cavafy
Casey at the Bat - Ernest Thayer
Gunga Din - Rudyard Kipling
Lake Isle of Innisfree - William Butler Yeats
Richard Cory - Edwin Arlington Robinson
We Wear the Mask - Paul Lawrence Dunbar
The Cremation of Sam McGee - Robert service
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening - Robert Frost
The panther - Rainer Maria Rilke
Sea Fever - John Masefield
Fog - Carl Sandburg
General William Booth Enters into Heaven - Vachel Lindsay
Peter Quince at the Clavier - Wallace Stevens
The Highwayman - Alfred Noyes
The Red Wheelbarrow - William Carlos Williams
Ancient Music - Ezra Pound
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - T. S. Eliot
First Fig - Edna St. Vincent Millay
Dulce Et Decorum Est - Wilfred Owen
Buffalo Bill's - E.E. Cummings
From Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias[Absence of the Soul ] - Federico Garcia Lorca
Harlem [Dream Deferred] - Langston Hughes
Incident - Countee Cullen
Poetry - Pablo Neruda
Funeral Blues - W. H. Auden
Visits to St. Elizabeth's - Elizabeth Bishop
This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night - Dylan Thomas
A Supermarket in California - Allen Ginsberg
Wanting to Die - Anne Sexton
Daddy - Sylvia Plath
Still I Rise - Maya Angelou

Nayt ,

what more is there?

I would buy this book if I could be sure I would actually be getting the best poems of all time. But because of a dearth of information on what the book includes I cannot be sure if it will actually include the best poems of all time or just a few American and British poems that some quite insignificant editor may have enjoyed. I rate it a three only because the book is not so much poor quality as it is just somewhat "abridged".

flakes ,

Great collection

This is a great collection of poetry. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, the Highwayman and The Ballad of Reading Gaol are especially stunning.

There is however a very minor problem. The sub-title of the this collection is “T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou and more” yet there is absolutely no trace of any Robert Frost in this collection.

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