A Tree with a Bird in it

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Tree with a Bird in it: a symposium of contemporary American poets on being shown a pear-tree on which sat a grackle is a collection of poems based on a bird in a tree. The author parodies various contemporary poets in 1922 with their versions of a poem based on the aforementioned topic. Summary by MLeigh. (1 hr 20 min)


Forward 2:06 Read by mleigh
Resignation by Jessie B. Rittenhouse 0:58 Read by Stefan Von Blon
The Bird with the Woe by Edwin Markham 0:51 Read by Joanna Michal Hoyt
The Unity of Oneness by Witter Bynner 1:17 Read by mleigh
Oiseaurie by Amy Lowell 0:50 Read by Siu
Imri Swazey by Edgar Lee Masters 1:09 Read by Phil Schempf
Rambuncto by Edwin Arlington Robinson 1:53 Read by Phil Schempf
The Bird Misunderstood by Robert Frost 1:22 Read by mleigh
Chicago Memories by Carl Sandburg 2:26 Read by Ryan Godley
Frost and Sandburg Tonight by Edith M. Thomas 1:01 Read by Victoria
The Unquiet Singer by Charles Hanson Towne 2:00 Read by Tom Merritt
At Autumn by Sara Teasdale 0:46 Read by Stefan Von Blon
Rainuv by Ezra Pound 3:40 Read by Tom Merritt
The Sighing Tree by Margaret Widdemer 0:54 Read by Joanna Michal Hoyt
Ballade of Spring Chickens by Richard Le Gallienne 2:15 Read by Ryan Godley
Oh! Bird! by Angela Morgan 1:08 Read by Joanna Michal Hoyt
The Charnel Bird by Conrad Aiken 1:27 Read by Liam Knowles
A Young Girl to a Young Bird by Mary Carolyn Davies 0:53 Read by Liam Knowles
The Rune of the Nude by Marguerite Wilkinson 1:22 Read by Liam Knowles
Admiration by Aline Kilmer 1:27 Read by Isabella Paul
The Grackle of Grog by William Rose and Stephen Vincent Benet 1:44 Read by benjihess
Preenings by Lola Ridge 1:41 Read by Yuhan L Jiang
Tea o' Herbs by Edna St. Vincent Millay 1:41 Read by Nichole James
The Weaver Bird by John V. A. Weaver 1:41 Read by altrin
Sonnet: Trees Are Not Ships by David Morton 1:06 Read by AnthonyT
The Grackle Is the Loon by Elinor Wylie 0:45 Read by AnthonyT
A Landscape Gets Personal by Leonora Speyer 0:45 Read by AnthonyT
The Symposium Leading Nowhere by Corinne Roosevelt Robinson 1:39 Read by Nichole James
The Fowl of a Thousand Flights by Ridgely Torrence 1:42 Read by Lan Kao
The Roiling of Henry by Henry van Dyke 1:54 Read by Lan Kao
Pantings by Cale Young Rice 2:36 Read by Tom Merritt
The Wild by Bliss Carman 1:15 Read by Joanna Michal Hoyt
They See the Birdie by Grace Hazard and Hilda Conkling 1:30 Read by ABVoice
A Ballad of the Bird Dance of Pierrette by Theodosia Garrison 2:53 Read by Tom Merritt
Pierrette Remembers an Engagement by William Griffith 1:17 Read by Tom Merritt
Ain't Nature Wonderful! by Edgar Guest 1:02 Read by Ryan Godley
The Meeting of the Columns by Don Marquis 3:06 Read by Tom Merritt
The Mocking-Hoarse-Bird by Christopher Morley 3:21 Read by mleigh
To a Grackle by Franklin Pierce Adams 1:26 Read by mleigh
Carlo the Gardener by Thomas Augustin Daly 1:27 Read by mleigh
The Hoboken Grackle and the Hobo by Vachel Lindsay 3:12 Read by Tom Merritt
Dies Illa: A Bird of a Masque by Percy Mackaye, Josephine Preston Peabody, and … 11:10 Read by Joanna Michal Hoyt
A Tree with a Bird in It: Rhymed Review by Arthur Guiterman 2:11 Read by Stefan Von Blon