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New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: marian2 (192.168.128.---)
Date: November 30, 2005 10:23AM

Poetry Archive
A poetry archive is being launched on line meaning that the voices of poets reading their own work will be available to everyone.
www.poetryarchive.org

It's been launched by Andrew Motion - there is a historic and a contemporary site - he was talking about it on the radio this morning


Re: New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: marian2 (192.168.128.---)
Date: November 30, 2005 10:37AM

The historical archive is acknowledged to be a bit scrappy, as no real effort has been made to compile anything similar before. So if anyone know of or has old records/tapes of poems read by their well-known late authors and not featured in the archive, they'd be interested to have copies etc

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Re: New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 01, 2005 12:46PM

This is Robert Browning's voice? Weird and wonderful site, thanks!

[tinyurl.com] />


Re: New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 01, 2005 01:04PM

I have no speakers here
so I will wait til later
but it seems to be very intriguing indeed


Re: New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 02, 2005 12:07PM

Listening to Yeats read his Innisfree one, it is not surprising that maid Maud chose John Macbride over our belovèd William B. Coincidentally, today's Word for the Day is somnific.

[tinyurl.com] />


Re: New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 02, 2005 03:10PM

somnific

Hehe, you mean like those television news shows.



Les


Re: New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 02, 2005 03:12PM

like those people from the planet Cronk....who weaken when exposed to Cronkite?


Re: New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 02, 2005 03:23PM

My first two recommendations from the readings list are:

[www.poetryarchive.org] />
Drawing Down the Moon, by Charles Tomlinson

and

In Praise of Vodka, by Ken Smith [www.poetryarchive.org] />

Les

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Re: New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 02, 2005 03:29PM

I requested that they try to locate the Walt Whitman


Re: New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 02, 2005 03:48PM

Margaret Atwood sounds like a substitute teacher I once knew. Reminds me also of Julia Child.


Les


Re: New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 02, 2005 03:58PM

I'm afraid of women that are bigger than me


Re: New Poetry Archive - poets reading their own works
Posted by: IanB (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 02, 2005 11:45PM

It's always fascinating to hear the voices of the actual poets, especially those from the distant past. How much accents have changed!

That's not too say that a poet is necessarily the best reader of his or her own work.

At poetry readings I have heard some poets read their own work really well, while others, even famous ones, read their own work so badly that it becomes dull and at times almost incomprehensible. Perhaps being the composer can be a handicap. Inside the poet's head the words resonate powerfully and meaningfully, so the poet assumes that he or she only has to say the words for that resonance to be shared by the listeners. Unfortunately it rarely works that way. Writing and elocution are different skills.

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