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Listen to Donald Hall's selection of classic American poets reading from their work. These recordings are being made available as the result of a collaboration between US and UK poet laureates Donald Hall and Andrew Motion.

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Listen to Donald Hall's selection of classic American poets reading from their work. These recordings are being made available as the result of a collaboration between US and UK poet laureates Donald Hall and Andrew Motion.

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What a gift

By WMO84 - Oct 02 2019
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to have a lot of the upper echelon poetry by the some of the masters at our fingertips. William Stafford, being able to hear him read his own beautiful work was amazing.

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By madam ripstitch - Jul 19 2018
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I listen to these shows like lullabies, like lilting lectures from a friend. I love the narrator’s voice, and the structure of the episodes: short bio of the poet followed by archival recordings of the poet reading their own work. My favorite podcast ever

iTunes Ratings

46 Ratings
Average Ratings
27
11
3
1
4

What a gift

By WMO84 - Oct 02 2019
Read more
to have a lot of the upper echelon poetry by the some of the masters at our fingertips. William Stafford, being able to hear him read his own beautiful work was amazing.

Good Luck in Cracked Italian

By madam ripstitch - Jul 19 2018
Read more
I listen to these shows like lullabies, like lilting lectures from a friend. I love the narrator’s voice, and the structure of the episodes: short bio of the poet followed by archival recordings of the poet reading their own work. My favorite podcast ever
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Essential American Poets

Latest release on Mar 14, 2012

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Rank #1: E.E. Cummings: Essential American Poets

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Archival recordings of poet E.E. Cummings, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded at the YMHA Poetry Center New York, NY in 1959.

Apr 14 2010

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Rank #2: William Carlos Williams: Essential American Poets

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Recordings of poet William Carlos Williams, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1942, New York, NY, and May 5, 1945, Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Jun 24 2009

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Rank #3: Elizabeth Bishop: Essential American Poets

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Archival recordings of former poet laureate Elizabeth Bishop, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in New York City in 1947 and at the Library of Congress in 1974.

May 28 2009

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Rank #4: Wallace Stevens: Essential American Poets

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Archival recordings of the poet Wallace Stevens, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1954, YMHA Poetry Center, New York, NY.

Feb 16 2011

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Rank #5: Carl Sandburg: Essential American Poets

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Archival recordings of the poet Carl Sandburg, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1954, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sep 15 2010

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Rank #6: Robert Hass: Essential American Poets

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Recordings of Robert Hass, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2007, New York, NY.

Dec 10 2009

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Rank #7: Theodore Roethke: Essential American Poets

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Archival recordings of Theodore Roethke, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1950s, YMHA Poetry Center, New York, NY. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Jan 06 2009

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Rank #8: Adrienne Rich: Essential American Poets

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Recordings of poet Adrienne Rich, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 2002 at the Audio Workshop in London

Sep 08 2011

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Rank #9: Kenneth Koch: Essential American Poets

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Recordings of poet Kenneth Koch, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1960 and 1976, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Dec 01 2009

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Rank #10: Billy Collins: Essential American Poets

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Recordings of the poet Billy Collins, with an introduction to his life and work.

Oct 13 2010

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Rank #11: Mark Strand: Essential American Poets

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Recordings of Mark Strand, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2008, New York, NY.

Nov 11 2009

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Rank #12: Philip Levine: Essential American Poets

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Recordings of Philip Levine, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded September 13, 2007, New York, NY.

Aug 05 2009

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Rank #13: William Stafford: Essential American Poets

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Archival recordings of poet William Stafford, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1970 and 1978, Library of Congress.

Jan 06 2010

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Rank #14: Robert Bly: Essential American Poets

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Recordings of the poet Robert Bly, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2008, in studio, New York, NY.

Dec 22 2010

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Rank #15: Robert Duncan: Essential American Poets

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Archival recordings of poet Robert Duncan, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1976, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Jun 09 2010

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Rank #16: George Oppen: Essential American Poets

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Archival recordings of the poet George Oppen, with an introduction to his life and work.

Aug 09 2010

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Rank #17: Amy Clampitt: Essential American Poets

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Recordings of poet Amy Clampitt, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded 1988, at the Library of Congress.

Aug 20 2009

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Rank #18: Lucille Clifton: Essential American Poets

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Archival recordings of poet Lucille Clifton, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded 1973 and 1989 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Apr 13 2011

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Rank #19: Robert Pinsky: Essential American Poets

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Recordings of former poet laureate Robert Pinsky, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 2007, in studio, Boston, MA.

Aug 10 2011

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Rank #20: Galway Kinnell: Essential American Poets

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Recordings of poet Galway Kinnell, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded September 19, 2007, New York, NY.

Jan 26 2009

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