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Extended Audio Sample Voices of Poetry, Vol. 1, by J. R. R. Tolkien, E. E. Cummings, Archibald Macleish, Ted Hughes, May Swenson, Marilyn Hacker, Kenneth Patchen, Edith Sitwell, Theodore Roethke, various authors Click for printable size audiobook cover
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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

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and other tales of Middle-earth, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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.