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Category: audio poem review

The Epic of Gilgamesh, trans. by John Harris

Source: Epic of Gilgamesh podcast (iTunes, Podbay) Length: About 4.5 hoursReader: John Harris The book: The Epic of Gilgamesh is

“Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” by Robert Browning

Source: LibriVox (mp3)Length: 13 minutesReader: Algy Pug The poem: In The White Company, Conan Doyle mentions the great knight Roland as the

“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Source: Tell Tale Weekly (mp3)Length: 8 minutesReader: Alex Wilson The poem: “Nevermore.” This poem is probably already familiar to you,

“The Miller’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer

Source: LibriVox (mp3)Length: 55 minutesReader: Gord Mackenzie The story: On an airplane ride across the country, I once had the

Beowulf trans. by Francis B. Gummere

Source: Lit2Go (iTunes U)Length: Approx. 2.5 hoursReader: Rick Kistner The book: Beowulf has within it exciting battles, tales of classic

“There is No Frigate Like a Book” by Emily Dickinson

Source: LibriVox (mp3)Length: 37 secondsReader: Becky Miller The poem: Being a dedicated reader, I’ve always liked this short, simple poem

“When the Towers Fell” by Galway Kinnell

Source: The Poetic Voice (mp3)Length: 20 minutesReader: Galaway Kinnell The poem: Galway Kinnell is a Pulitzer Prize and National Book

“Twas the Night before Christmas (A Visit from St. Nicholas)” by Clement C. Moore

Source: LibriVox (mp3)Length: 4 minutesReader: Peter Yearsley The poem: ‘Twas the night before Christmas,and all through Free ListensI was trying to

“Ode to Autumn” by John Keats

Source: Classic Poetry Aloud (mp3)Length:  2 minutes, 13 secondsReader: Anonymous (credited as Classic Poetry Aloud) The poem:  Happy Thanksgiving! I

“Cabaret Ludwig” by Rachel Wetzsteon

Source: Poetry Magazine podcast (mp3)Length: 42 seconds (starts at 2:23)Reader: Don Share The poem: As Poetry Magazine editor Don Share