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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. R. R. Tolkien, E. E. Cummings, Archibald Macleish, Ted Hughes, May Swenson, Marilyn Hacker, Kenneth Patchen, Edith Sitwell, Theodore Roethke, various authors Narrator: J. R. R. Tolkien, E. E. Cummings, Archibald Macleish, Ted Hughes, May Swenson, Marilyn Hacker, Kenneth Patchen, Edith Sitwell, Theodore Roethke Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781593165185
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Voices of Poetry features rare recordings from some of the world’s most respected poets reading their own works. This collection includes

  • “The Hoard” by J. R. R. Tolkien,
  • “Prose Jottings” by E. E. Cummings,
  • “The Old Man to The Lizard” by Archibald Macleish,
  • “Six Young Men” by Ted Hughes,
  • “Naked in Borneo” by May Swenson,
  • “The Dark Twin” by Marilyn Hacker,
  • “23rd Street Runs into Heaven” by Kenneth Patchen,
  • “An Old Woman” by Edith Sitwell, and
  • “The Bat” by Theodore Roethke.
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About the Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

About the Narrator

Edward Estlin Cummings (1894 –1962), known as E. E. Cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in lowercase letters as e e cummings (in the style of some of his poems), was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as an eminent voice of twentieth century poetry.