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3.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 5 3.22 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Alfred Corn, Rita Dove Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2000 ISBN:
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Adopting the methodology of the music charts, The Classic Hundred Poems presents the top 100 poems of all time. Determined by a consensus of over 1,000 compilers, and arranged in chronological order, each author's work is illuminated by the informative notes of editor William Harmon, who offers insight into the historical period in which each author lived and the author's choice of verse form, tone, and style. This program is read by an ensemble of contemporary poets, including Alfred Corn, Rita Dove, Cornelius Eady, Jorie Graham, Eamon Grennan, Anthony Hecht, Maureen Howard, and James Merrill. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jason Casto | 12/28/2011

    " Audio - Yes, it was as bad as you might imagine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyril | 5/17/2009

    " I think this is a good introduction to some popular poetry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 3/28/2009

    " FINALLY. *collapses* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 4/1/2007

    " Gerard Manley Hopkins is out of control. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erik | 9/10/2006

    " A little old-school for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 11/7/2005

    " Good for the soul, even when you're just being exposed to clunkers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 4/11/2005

    " Poetry read is a wonderful thing but poetry listened to enters the brain through a different door. This collection of 100 poems read by seven great voice artists was a great way to rediscover classic poetry. I will definitely listen to these poems again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 4/23/2004

    " A great collection of poems and a great primer for classic poetry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 3/31/2004

    " Everyone must just sit down a read poetry. Just sit down and make your brain work a little harder than usual to understand what one person has set out in just a handful of words. It's soul food. "

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Author William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.