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The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - December

Read by Bruce Kachuk


John Kendrick Bangs


There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

Advice to the Grub Street Verse-writers

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Jonathan Swift


LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 different recordings of Advice to the Grub Street Verse-writers by Jonathan Swift. This was the weekly poetr…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - May

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John Kendrick Bangs


There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

The Iliad of Homer, Rendered into English Blank Verse

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Homer


"It must equally be considered a splendid performance; and for the present we have no hesitation in saying that it is by far the best r…

A Dancing Bear

Read by David Free


David Free


What if getting the girl meant becoming a terrorist wet boy? On an unnamed university campus late in the 20th century, a young man named Fen…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - June

Read by Bruce Kachuk


John Kendrick Bangs


There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

Vintage Verse Rhapsody: A Poetry Collection

Read by Bob Gonzalez


Various


A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selec…

Free Air

Read by Hollis Hanover


Sinclair Lewis


This road trip novel is set in the early twentieth century and follows the experiences of an aristocratic New Englander and her father as th…

Renascence: A Book of Verse

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Walter Crane


Walter Crane is better known as an artist and illustrator of children’s books. His illustrations defined a whole genre which influenced the…

Autumn Leaves, Original Pieces in Prose and Verse

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Anne Wales Abbot


The pieces gathered into this volume were, with two exceptions, written for the entertainment of a private circle, without any view to publi…

The World Set Free (version 2)

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H. G. Wells


Radioactive decay is a major theme in the novel The World Set Free, published in 1914. Wells explores what might happen if the rate of decay…

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer

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Walt Whitman


Whitman claimed that after years of competing for "the usual rewards", he determined to become a poet. He first experimented with …

Song of the Broad-Axe - stanza 4

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Walt Whitman


This Weekly Poem is an excerpt from Song of the Broad-axe (4th Stanza) by Walt Whitman, who was an American poet, essayist and journalist. …

Svetasvatara Upanishad

Read by Jothi Tharavant


Unknown


The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad"…

Maitrayana Upanishad

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Unknown


The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad"…

Aitreya-Aranyaka Upanishad

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Unknown


The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad"…

Shelley: Selected Poems and Prose

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Percy Bysshe Shelley


The English Romantic Period in literature featured a towering group of excellent poets: Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats. If …

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

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Unknown


The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad"…

Goblins and Pagodas

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John Gould Fletcher


John Gould Fletcher (1886 – 1950) is considered by many literary scholars to be among the most innovative twentieth-century poets. He enjoye…

Poems of Marianne Moore

Read by Oscar Goff


Marianne Moore


In 1921, American poet H.D. collected and published a selection of previously published poems by Marianne Moore. Although this angered Moore…

Amores: Poems

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D. H. Lawrence


Amores is one of D. H. Lawrence's earliest works of poetry, published in 1916, was a precursor to his delving in free verse in later collect…

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