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Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry
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produced by George Bancroft Abbe, 1911-1989 (Folkways Records, 1961), 47 mins
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Bukowski: Reads His Poetry
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performed by Charles Bukowski, 1920-1994 (Takoma, 2004), 41 mins, 15 page(s)
There's a major strike against this recording of a September 14, 1972, reading in San Francisco that has nothing to do with the performance or the contents of the readings: the fidelity is poor, sounding as if it was made on a cheap portable tape player from the audience. That makes this more of archival historica...
performed by Charles Bukowski, 1920-1994 (Takoma, 2004), 41 mins, 15 page(s)
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Charles Olson Reads from Maximus Poems IV, V, VI
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written by Charles Olson; produced by Barry Miles (Folkways Records, 1975), 1 hour 4 mins
written by Charles Olson; produced by Barry Miles (Folkways Records, 1975), 1 hour 4 mins
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Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day
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written by Nikki Giovanni, 1943- (Folkways Records, 1978), 43 mins

Rarely does the truth seem so comforting as when Giovanni shares her candid observations about the struggles of the African-American woman in the 1970s. In this collection of poems, the poet’s human flaws are endearing, her sadness is enlightening and her loneliness speaks for an entire community.

written by Nikki Giovanni, 1943- (Folkways Records, 1978), 43 mins
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Derry Down Derry: A Narrative Reading by Lesley Frost of Poems by Robert Frost
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written by Robert Frost, 1874-1963 (Folkways Records, 1961), 57 mins

This collection of twenty-eight poems by Robert Frost is perfect for every season—Fireflies in Our Garden in summer,Gathering Leaves in autumn, a Dust of Snow in wintertime, and A Prayer in Spring. Frost’s poems come alive as Lesley shares stories of her childhood, her father, and his work.

written by Robert Frost, 1874-1963 (Folkways Records, 1961), 57 mins
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The Dream Keeper and Other Poems of Langston Hughes
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written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1955), 26 mins

You remember the counsel: "Hold fast to dreams—for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly..." Langston Hughes reads and comments on some of his most evocative poems about dreams, sailing away to new places and aging through life’s pleasures and obstacles.

written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1955), 26 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1978), 36 mins
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Every Tone a Testimony
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetr...
produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
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Kenneth Patchen Reads His Love Poems
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written by Kenneth Patchen, 1911-1972 (Folkways Records, 1961), 56 mins
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The Letters of Emily Dickinson: A Reminiscence by Thomas Wentworth Higginson from
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written by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1823-1911 and Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886 (Folkways Records, 1962), 43 mins
written by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1823-1911 and Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886 (Folkways Records, 1962), 43 mins
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