Tag - National Poetry Month

Cruellest Month #10: El Dorado

As we continue down the road of National Poetry Month and have Day 10 of 30 Days of Poetry Audio, it’s time to go back to Edgar Allan Poe and this time it’s his poem, “El Dorado.” You can download it directly here and...

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Cruellest Month #9: You Will Hear Thunder

National Poetry Month continues and so do we: it’s 30 Days of Poetry Audio. This time around Dindrane gives us her reading of “You Will Hear Thunder,” by Anna Akhmatova. You can download it directly here and a unique feed...

Cruellest Month #8: Queen Anne’s Lace

Our parade through National Poetry Month continues with another day of 30 Days of Poetry Audio. This time we pay another visit to William Carlos Williams. Last year at this time it was “The Last Words of My English Grandmother.”...

Cruellest Month #7: The Lady’s Yes

30 Days of Poetry Audio continues with a visit again to Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Last year it was “Sonnets from the Portuguese XXII” but this year we go with a reading of quite possibly the nicest attempt at a poetic female-to...

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Cruellest Month #6: Sonnet Omega Three

For National Poetry Month, we continue with 30 Days of Poetry Audio. This time it’s another original, from our very own Thespia. It’s “Sonnet Omega Three.” You can download it directly here and a unique feed is here...

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Cruellest Month #5: Grey Spirit Yearning

National Poetry Month continues. So does our 30 Days of Poetry Audio podcasting/reading exercise. Here’s an original from the me, “Grey Spirit Yearning.” You can download it directly here and a unique feed is here. [audio:]

Cruellest Month #4: How Doth the Little...

National Poetry Month continues. So does our 30 Days of Poetry Audio podcasting/reading exercise. We return to Lewis Carroll, who we spent some time with at this point last year. This time it’s a very short poem, “How Doth the...

Cruellest Month #3: Pied Beauty

National Poetry Month continues. So does our 30 Days of Poetry Audio podcasting/reading exercise. We return to Gerard Manley Hopkins, who we visited at this point last year. This time it’s his lovely short poem, “Pied Beauty...

Cruellest Month #2: Tithonus

30 Days of Poetry Audio for National Poetry Month hits its second day with Alfred Lord Tennyson. Yes, we led off with him last year but considering the Poe we had to offer up, it seemed fair to let them swap places. Because at this point...

Cruellest Month #1: The Raven (A New...

So we return to yet another April and yet another National Poetry Month. Just like last year, we’re going to be posting a new poetry recording each day. Some of it will be original. Some of it will be classic material. Some of it will...