Hear rare recordings from some of the world's most-respected poets reading their own works: Ezra Pound, Old Men With Beautiful Manners; William Butler Yeats, The Lake Isle Of Innisfree; Robert Graves, A Last Poem; Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Harp-Weaver; Richard Eberhart, The Groundhog; Philip Levine, Blasting from Heaven; Marianne Moore, The Mind is an Enchanting Thing; Stephen Spender, What I Expected; Vachel Lindsay, An Interpolation by Mr. Lindsay.
Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan.
©2009 Rick Sheridan (P)2009 Rick Sheridan
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It's impossible for me to rate this fairly; on the one hand it's a fascinating gem, and on the other the most frustrating piece of junk imaginable. Perhaps I'm just completely inept, but the tracks are listed only by number, no title or author, and the poems' titles aren't even read before the poems, so there's just about no way of knowing what one is listening to, unless one already knows all of the poems. I understand that the poets themselves may not have read the titles, although I would guess that at least some did, but one could have had another voice introduce them. In any case, the tracks could certainly be titled. Still, worth anything to hear Yeats reading "The Lake Isle of Innisfree", and other legends reading their own work. Some were a revelation to me, although I had to google lines from the poems I was hearing to find out who they were. Could there have been a download problem? Or have I missed something?