The Caedmon Poetry Collection

The Caedmon Poetry Collection

Audiobook CD - 2000
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A rare and thrilling listening experience. A choice gathering of some of the twentieth century's greatest poetry... read by the century's greatest poets - here available on CD

A reawakened love for the sound of poetry has made modern poems subtly different from the poems of the eighteenth and nineteenth centures. We have only to listen to these poets reading their own works to know how important their interpretations are to a full comprehension of their poems. The ministerial intonations of Eliot, the passionate orchestrations of Thomas, the very very precise formulations of Cummings, the easy conversational inflection of Frost are integral, lending subtle clarifications which go beyond the printed page.

The fact that this recording includes the voice of Yeats is something of a miracle. In the early 1930's, when the thought of recording poets occurred to few, Yeats himself made several recordings for radio broadcast. By sheer luck, an unmutilated copy was preserved; and now the rich and melodious voice can be heard by a new generation.

The Caedmon Poetry Collection eliminates the struggle for perfect communication between author and reader. Just listen and you'll understand...


CD 1:
William Butler Yeats
The Song of the Old Mother
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
W.H. Auden
In Memory of W.B. Yeats
Dylan Thomas
A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child In London
Fern Hill
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Galway Kinnell
The Dead Shall Be Raised Incorruptible
Edith Sitwell
Still Falls the Rain
Murial Rukeyser
The Speed of Darkness
May Swenson
The DNA Molecule
Robert Graves
Poem to My Son
Randall Jarrell
Eighth Air Force
Philip Levine
To My God in His Sickness
Archibald MacLeish
Epistle to Be Left in the Earth
W.S. Merwin
The Last One
Anne Sexton
Divorce, Thy Name is Woman
Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman
Carl Sandburg
The Windy City

CD 2:
William Carlos Williams
The Seafarer
E.E. Cummings
darling! because my blood can sing
if everything that happens can't be done
Joseph Brodsky
Nature Morte
Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken
After Apple Picking
Derek Walcott
Omeros, Book 1, Chapter1
Marianne Moore
What Are Years
Stephen Spendor
Robert Lowell
Skunk Hour
Conrad Aiken
Gertrude Stein
If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso
Richard Wilbur
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World
Sylvia Plath
The Thin People
Robert Penn Warren
American Portrait: Old Style

CD 3:

Pablo Neruda
Arte Poetica
May Sarton
Old Lovers at the Ballet
Richard Eberhart
The Groundhog
Stephen Vincent Benet
Litany for Dictatorships
James Agee
White Mane
Ezra Pound
Moeurs Contemporaines
Wallce Stevens
The Idea Of Order At Key West
Margarett Atwood
The Animals in That Country
T.S. Eliot
The Wasteland

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, p2000.
ISBN: 9780694522781
Characteristics: 3 compact discs :,digital ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: The Animals in that country [sound recording]
White mane [sound recording]
Litany for dictatorships [sound recording]
The Groundhog [sound recording]
Old lovers at the ballet [sound recording]
Love calls us to the things of this world [sound recording]
Telestai [sound recording]
What are years [sound recording]
Little girl, my string bean, my lovely woman [sound recording]
To my God in his sickness [sound recording]
The Speed of darkness [sound recording]
The Dead shall be raised incorruptible [sound recording]
A refusal to mourn the death, by fire, of a child in London [sound recording]
The Wasteland [sound recording]
The idea of order at Key West [sound recording]
Moeurs contemporaines [sound recording]
Arte poetica [sound recording]
American portrait : old style [sound recording]
Sirocco [sound recording]
The Thin people [sound recording]
If I told him : a completed portrait of Picasso [sound recording]
Skunk hour [sound recording]
Omeros, book 1, chapter 1 [sound recording]
After apple-picking [sound recording]
The Road not taken [sound recording]
Letter from an archaeologist [sound recording]
Nature morte [sound recording]
If everything that happens can't be done [sound recording]
Darling! because my blood can sing [sound recording]
The Seafarer [sound recording]
Fog [sound recording]
The Windy city [sound recording]
Divorce, thy name is woman [sound recording]
The Last one [sound recording]
Epistle to be left in the earth [sound recording]
Eighth air force [sound recording]
Poem to my son [sound recording]
The DNA molecule [sound recording]
Still falls the rain [sound recording]
Fern Hill [sound recording]
Do not go gentle into that good night [sound recording]
In memory of W.B. Yeats [sound recording]
The Lake Isle of Innisfree [sound recording]
The song of the old mother [sound recording]


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