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African-American Collection

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This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are Africa…

Kubla Khan

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 different recordings of Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This was the weekly poetry project for the w…

Grandma Janice's Poems and Stories

Read by Janice Green


The poems and stories in this collection were selected with the reader’s grandchildren in mind. “The Raggedy Man” and “Little Orphant Annie,…

Strophes of Omar Khayyám

Read by Algy Pug

Omar Khayyám

One of the earliest versions of Omar Khayyám's quatrains by an American translator is John Leslie Garner's collection, published in 1…

Spanish Poetry Collection 002

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LibriVox’s Spanish Poetry Collection 002: a collection of 10 Spanish language public-domain poems.

Billy in Bunbury

Read by Patti Cunningham

Royal Baking Powder Company

This 1924 poem/recipe book, designed as promotional material for the Royal Baking Powder Company, is set in the Oz community of Bunbury. Lit…

Jerusalem - The Emanation of the Giant Albion

Read by Nick Duncan

William Blake

The epic poem Jerusalem was in Blake's own opinion his masterpiece. It is the last of the great prophetic books. Originally produced as an e…

Here, Take My Heart

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Thomas Moore

LibriVox volunteers bring you 23 recordings of Here, Take My Heart by Thomas Moore. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 29, 2012. Th…

Tender Buttons

Read by Cori Samuel

Gertrude Stein

The time came when there was a birthday. Every day was no excitement and a birthday was added, it was added on Monday, this made the memory …

Astrophil and Stella

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Sir Philip Sidney

Astrophil and Stella is a sonnet sequence written by Philip Sidney, an Elizabethan poet and courtier. It details the frustrated love of Astr…

Hallel (Psalms 113-118) (JPS)

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Jewish Publication Society Of America

Hallel (Hebrew: הלל‎ "Praise [God]") is part of Judaism's prayers, a verbatim recitation from Psalms 113-118, which is used for pr…

Bible (LSG, 1910) 22: Le cantique des cantiques

Read by Ezwa

Louis Segond Bible

Ce vingt-deuxième livre de la Bible, traduite par Louis Segond, au XIXe siècle et publiée au début du siè…

The One-Hoss Shay

Read by Laurie Anne Walden

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

This is a small collection of whimsical poems by the American physician and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. "The Deacon's Masterpiec…

Winter (Shakespeare)

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William Shakespeare

LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Winter by William Shakespeare. This poem is from "Love's Labour's Lost". This was t…

A House Of Pomegranates

Read by Alex Lau

Oscar Wilde

A House of Pomegranates is a collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde, that was published as a second collection for The Happy Prin…

Tales of a Wayside Inn

Read by Peter Yearsley

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Mostly a collection of story-telling poems told by a group of friends in a tavern late one night. "Tales" includes the famous Paul…

LibriVox's Most Wanted poetry collection

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Have you ever suggested a book for recording by LibriVox only to be told by some good-for-nothing admin that it can't be done because it's n…

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American to publish a book of poetry in 1773. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at age s…

The Kalevala: the Epic Poem of Finland (Crawford Translation)

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Elias Lönnrot

This is the epic of Finland. It is the combined folk tales of the Finnish nation starting with the birth of the world from the egg of a seab…

Selected Poems of Robert Frost

Read by Becky Miller

Robert Frost

Robert Frost, who lived from March 26, 1874 to January 29, 1963, was a winner of 4 Pulitzer prizes and one of America’s best loved poets. Th…

Selected Lullabies of Eugene Field

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Eugene Field

The sweetest songs the world has ever heard are the lullabies that have been crooned above its cradles. The music of Beethoven and Mozart, o…

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