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100 Poems – 100 Performers

by A. A. Milne Author · D. H. Lawrence Author

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Why Poetry? Easy answer: I love poetry. I love reading it. I love memorizing it. I love hearing great actors recite it. As the poet Mark Strand wrote, "Ink runs from the corners of my mouth / There is no happiness like mine / I have been eating poetry."

In the past, when I was full from the eating, I have had the audacity to set poetry to music. But, in this production, you will hear the music of the poems. Poetry unadorned. Words. Because in truth, great poetry needs nothing but a great actor, a voice as eloquent and expressive as the poem itself, to lift the poem off the page and into the heart. I have never done a project which has elicited so much enthusiasm. From the actors arriving at the studio who thanked me for inviting them to participate, "Are you kidding?" I'd say, "Thank you!" to the engineers who would say, "I never got this stuff, but these guys make it so beautiful." This production has been a joy from beginning to end, a true labor of love. And whenever I heard my stomach rumbling during the production process, I always knew I could find something delicious to eat in the studio. Mmmm. Yeats? That hits the spot. —from Glen Roven, Producer

Publication Details

Publisher:
GPR Records - Spoken Word
Edition:
Unabridged
Available in:
United States, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 83 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 83 MB

Creators

Author :
Walt Whitman
Narrator :
George S. Irving
Narrator :
Richard Thomas
Author :
Robert Frost
Narrator :
Tyne Daly
Narrator :
Chander Williams
Narrator :
Michael York
Author :
Rudyard Kipling
Author :
William Shakespeare
Narrator :
JoBeth Williams
Author :
Edgar Allan Poe
Narrator :
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Author :
Tennessee Williams
Author :
D. H. Lawrence
Narrator :
Alan Campbell
Narrator :
Kathleen Turner
Narrator :
Judith Light
Author :
e. e. cummings
Author :
Thomas Hardy
Author :
A. A. Milne
Narrator :
Zoe Caldwell
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