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produced by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley, 1900-1970 (Folkways Records, 1967), 45 mins
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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
produced by George Bancroft Abbe, 1911-1989 (Folkways Records, 1961), 47 mins
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written by Wolf Biermann (Folkways Records, 1968), 46 mins
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Boss Soul: 12 Poems by Sarah Webster Fabio
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written by Sarah Webster Fabio (Folkways Records, 1972), 37 mins

"Like our music—our response to time and place in rhythm which is the ritual of our spirits; like our dance—the ritual of the body; poetry is the ritual of the mind. Soul. Boss Soul." This collection of poems by Sarah Webster Fabio echoes the identity of black people throughout their diaspora and is accentuat...

written by Sarah Webster Fabio (Folkways Records, 1972), 37 mins
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La Chanson de Roland
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produced by Lucie De Vienne Blanc, 1902-1973 (Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 35 mins

La Chanson de Roland is one of the most important works of French literature. Lucie de Vienne Blanc was "so impressed by [its] dramatic and incredible human content" that she recorded it, hoping, in effect to revive this masterpiece with "its popular and at times rural atmosphere" that will remind listeners of th...

produced by Lucie De Vienne Blanc, 1902-1973 (Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 35 mins
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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 6 mins
written by Charles Olson; produced by Barry Miles (Folkways Records, 1975), 1 hour 6 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), 56 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), 56 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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