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4.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 5 4.31 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sekou Sundiata Narrator: Sekou Sundiata, Naomi Shihab Nye Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2000 ISBN:
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In a series of fascinating conversations with eighteen American poets, and in dozens of poems, The Language of Life celebrates language in its most exalted, wrenching, delighted, and concentrated form, and its unique power to recreate the human experience: falling in love, facing death, leaving home, losing faith, finding God. The poets who speak with Bill Moyers about their work and their lives form a dazzlingly diverse chorus of American voices. From Linda McCarriston to Gary Snyder to Adrienne Rich and more, all testify to the clarity of the poet's voice in a culture where language has been corrupted by commerce and politics and all give hope that from such a wide variety of racial, ethnic, and religious threads they might yet weave a new American fabric. Listen, said the storytellers of old, listen and you shall hear, explains Bill Moyers. The Language of Life is a joyous, life-affirming invitation to listen, learn, and experience poetry's exhilarating power. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 12/11/2013

    " Starting in on my second reading of this wonderful collection of poetry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dusie Press | 10/12/2013

    " I liked these when they first came out and were still considered, new media! I had to view them at the LRC, via video-tape.... :0 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LauraJean | 9/1/2013

    " I'm rereading this book. Wonderful poetry and inspiration to write. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 3/29/2013

    " modern poets with bill moyer interviews. a way to find new poets to like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 2/19/2013

    " An old friend and sometime companion. Some of the poems are my particular favourites, but they're all worth reading and rereading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 7/1/2012

    " Bill Moyers is one of my heroes. A true journalist and curious mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D Mcglauflin | 1/15/2012

    " A veritable feast of poets and poetry! I savored every word. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan Praxel | 8/10/2011

    " I love this book. It is an anthology of poets edited by Bill Moyers. He interviews each poet asking them about their works. I pick this up all the time and reread sections. I can't recommend it enough to lovers of poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miroku Nemeth | 8/7/2011

    " An excellent anthology not just for the selections of poetry but the insights it offers into the diverse lives and histories of the poets. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klgg | 8/5/2009

    " I spent a wonderful spring weekend reading this book from cover to cover. For anyone who loves poetry, this is a discovery of magic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 6/25/2009

    " If you never went to the "woodstock of poetry" this book captures a segment and the spirit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Wargo | 3/18/2007

    " Contains one of my favorite poems "Ask Me" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/1/2005

    " I can't recommend this book enough. The poets represented are fabulous, but really makes this book for me is the interviews with Bill Moyers. He asks fascinating questions and the answers are inspiring! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 4/18/2005

    " This has been on my nightstand for the past 10 years. I love this book and re-read often~ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia | 10/22/2003

    " i had to buy this as a textbook once. it has amazing poems------- "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Fredrickson | 10/19/2000

    " I was looking forward to reading this, but found it disappointing. I have difficulty with reading a lot of modern poetry, and this was no exception. The poets/poetry felt very self-absorbed ('this-is-my-heritage'/ 'this-is-my-world'). "

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