Long Poems Collection audiobook
VARIOUS ( – )
Librivox’s Long Poems Collection: a collection of 5 public-domain poems longer than 5 minutes in length.
(Summary by Alan Davis-Drake)

Genre(s): Poetry
Language: English
Group: Long Poems Collections (FULL Audiobook)

 

LibriVox's Most Wanted poetry collection VARIOUS ( - ) Have you ever suggested a book for recording by LibriVox only to be told by some good-for-nothing admin that it can't be done because it's not in the Public Domain in the US? Then this project is dedicated to you. It consists of ten early Public Domain poems by some of the authors mention of whose most popular works is most likely to come in close proximity to the word "sorry" in the LV forums. Included are: JRR Tolkien, Aldous Huxley, George Read more [...]
Cathay audiobook Ezra POUND (1885 - 1972) and Ernest FENOLLOSA (1853 - 1908) The Cathay poems appeared in a slim volume in 1915. They are, in effect, Ezra Pound's English translations/interpretations from notebooks written by the Japanese scholar Ernest Fenollosa. Pound, not knowing any Chinese or Japanese at all, promptly created a new and somewhat complex style of translation, as he had done with words from several other languages. The Cathay poems are primarily written by the Chinese poet Li Read more [...]
Dirge for Two Veterans audiobook Walt WHITMAN (1819 - 1892) In celebration of Memorial Day in the United States, 2007, LibriVox volunteers bring you twelve different recordings of Dirge for Two Veterans by Walt Whitman. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of May 27th, 2007 (summary by Karen Savage). Genre(s): Poetry Language: English (FULL Audiobook)     Read more [...]

A Dream within a Dream audiobook
Edgar Allan POE (1809 – 1849)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 different recordings of A Dream within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 15th, 2007.

Genre(s): Poetry, Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

30 American Poems audiobook
VARIOUS ( – )
This is a sequel of sorts to 37 American Poems, one of my first solos. Concentration here is on late 19th to early 20th Century works by US poets. (Summary by BellonaTimes)
Genre(s): Anthologies
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

Our Old Nursery Rhymes audiobook Alfred MOFFAT (1863 - 1950) _Our Old Nursery Rhymes_ (1911) is a book of 30 of folkloric songs arranged by Alfred Moffatt and beautifully illustrated by H. Willebeck Le Mair. You and your child can listen and sing along as you read the facsimile edition online from the Children's Digital Library. These nursery rhymes were performed made by 17 talented university student musicians who are sisters in the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women at Read more [...]
The Jabberwocky of Authors audiobook Harry Persons TABER ( - 1865) LibriVox volunteers offer you 12 different recordings of The Jabberwocky of Authors by Harry Persons Taber. This parody of Carroll's Jabberwocky consists almost entirely of authors' names. See how many you can spot! This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 4th, 2010. Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Poetry, Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry) Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]

37 American Poems audio
VARIOUS ( – )
Here are 37 distinctively American poems, covering the mid-17th – early 20th Centuries, from Anne Bradstreet to Dorothy Parker’s sole PD work. (Summary by BellonaTimes)
Genre(s): Poetry
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

A Summer’s Afternoon
by Benjamin King (1857-1894)

As the summer days wind down, LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 different recordings of A Summer’s Afternoon by Benjamin King. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of July 29th, 2007.

 

Ode to Autumn
by John Keats (1795-1821)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 different recordings of Ode to Autumn by John Keats. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of November 11th, 2007.

 

John Keats: Selected Poems by John Keats John Keats is perhaps the most talented poet of the English Romantic Period. Although his life was cut short by disease at the age of 25, he produced some of the most famous poems in world literature. Less erudite and philosophical than Shelley and not so technically versatile as Byron, he displayed a sure poetic instinct and an amazing ability to appeal powerfully to the senses and to the emotions by the brilliance of his diction. Thus his poetry is noted Read more [...]
Songs of Kabir audiobook by Kabir (1861-1941) (1440-1518) Translated by Rabindranath Tagore Kabir (1440 - 1518) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. The name Kabir comes from Arabic Al-Kabir which means 'The Great' - the 37th Name of God in the Qur'an. Kabir was influenced by the prevailing religious mood of his times, such as old Brahmanic Hinduism, Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism, the teachings of Nath yogis and the personal devotionalism Read more [...]
Chamber Music audiobook by James Joyce (1882-1941) Chamber Music is a collection of poems by James Joyce, first published in May of 1907. The collection originally comprised thirty-four love poems, but two further poems were added before publication ("All day I hear the noise of waters" and "I hear an army charging upon the land"). Although the poems did not sell well, they received some critical acclaim. Ezra Pound admired the "delicate temperament" of these early poems, while Yeats described Read more [...]
The Song My Paddle Sings audiobook by E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of February 5, 2006 offers fourteen versions of "The Song My Paddle Sings" from the collection Flint and Feather by E. Pauline Johnson. E. Pauline Johnson, also known as Tekahionwake, was born to the Mohawk Chief G.H.M. Johnson (Onwanonsyshon), and his wife, Emily S. Howells, a lady of pure English parentage. Pauline, born and raised in Canada, was a great reader and began writing Read more [...]

Long Poems Collection audiobook
VARIOUS ( – )
Librivox’s Long Poems Collection: a collection of 5 public-domain poems longer than 5 minutes in length.
(Summary by Alan Davis-Drake)

Genre(s): Poetry
Language: English
Group: Long Poems Collections (FULL Audiobook)

 

The Bab Ballads audiobook by W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911) The Bab Ballads are a collection of light verse by W. S. Gilbert, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before he became famous for his comic opera librettos with Arthur Sullivan. In writing the Bab Ballads, Gilbert developed his unique "topsy-turvy" style, where the humour was derived by setting up a ridiculous premise and working out its logical consequences, however absurd. The Ballads also reveal Gilbert's Read more [...]
The Adventures of Master F.J. audiobook by George Gascoigne (1535-1577) This story presents through letters, poems and third-person commentary the love affair between a young man named Freeman Jones and a married woman named Elinor, lady of the castle he is visiting in Scotland. Events in the affair are traced from initial attraction through mutual seduction to (somewhat) graphic sexual encounters and their aftermath. Allegedly based on a real-life scandal, the author, in re-issuing his story Read more [...]
The Speaking Voice audiobook by Katherine Jewell Everts (d. after 1919) From the Preface of The Speaking Voice: principles of training simplified and condensed: "This book offers a method of voice training which is the result of a deliberate effort to simplify and condense, for general use, the principles which are fundamental to all recognized systems of vocal instruction. It contains practical directions accompanied by simple and fundamental exercises, first for the freeing of the voice and Read more [...]