40 Results for:

American

  • Sort by:
  • Best Selling
Results: 1 – 16 of 40
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  1. 1.6 hrs • 9/16/2016

    Seer, prophet, visionary, preacher, Walt Whitman stands out as one of poetry's towering anomalies: in celebrating the trees, water, sky and air, the bear, the eagle, the buffalo and the lion, Whitman expressed a uniquely democratic vision that engulfs not only the American continent but the entire universe. His passionate vehemence, his faith in the common man, and his unflinching pursuit of the truth gave form to an arsenal of ideas, inspiring and motivating generations of writers to come.

    Available Formats: Download
    Download
  2. 2.3 hrs • 6/21/2016 • Unabridged

    Following the success of her breakout poem, “B,” Sarah Kay releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. No Matter the Wreckage presents listeners with new and beloved poetry that showcases Kay’s talent for celebrating family, love, travel, and unlikely romance between inanimate objects (“The Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire”). Both fresh and wise, Kay’s poetry allows listeners to join her on the journey of discovering herself and the world around her. It is an honest and powerful collection.

    Available Formats: Download

    No Matter the Wreckage

    Read by Sarah Kay
    2.3 hrs • 6/21/16 • Unabridged
    Download
  3. 1.3 hrs • 4/22/2016 • Unabridged

    Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) is widely famed as one of the greatest writers of all time. He is best known for his works of horror, such as "The Tell Tale Heart." However, and this is less known, Poe also wrote many love poems. In this collection of forty-eight poems by Edgar Allan Poe we will go through a wide variety of themes, from horror and raw creepiness in "The Raven" to pure love in "A Valentine" to depression in "Alone." Throughout all of his poems Poe kept a very strong meter and rhyme scheme. This is most obvious in "The Bells."

    Available Formats: Download

    Edgar Allan Poe Poems

    1.3 hrs • 4/22/16 • Unabridged
    Download
  4. 1.3 hrs • 1/15/2016 • Audio Theater

    An adaptation of the prose & poetry of author Raymond Carver and his wife Tess Gallagher. The story chronicles the final year of Carver’s life when he was struggling to finish his final book. This two-person play is a co-production with Chicago’s City Lit Theater.

    Available Formats: Download

    A Hero’s Journey

    Play arrangements by Mark Richard
    Poems and prose by Raymond Carver and Tess Gallagher
    Performed by John Mahoney and Kelly Nespor
    1.3 hrs • 1/15/16 • Audio Theater
    Download
  5. 3.5 hrs • 12/30/2015 • Unabridged

    Ear candy, compelling spoken word and lyrical storytelling.

    Available Formats: Download, Digital Rental

    STREETWORDZ

    Read by Good Crip
    3.5 hrs • 12/30/15 • Unabridged
    Download
    Also: Digital Rental
  6. 0 reviews 0 5 3 3 out of 5 stars 3/5
    14.2 hrs • 8/4/2015 • Unabridged

    The first full biography of Joy Davidman brings her out from C. S. Lewis’ shadow, where she has long been hidden, to reveal a powerful writer and thinker. Joy Davidman is known, if she is known at all, as the wife of C. S. Lewis. Their marriage was immortalized in the film Shadowlands and Lewis’ memoir A Grief Observed. Now, through extraordinary new documents as well as years of research and interviews, Abigail Santamaria brings Joy Davidman Gresham Lewis to the page in the fullness and depth she deserves. A poet and radical, Davidman was a frequent contributor to the communist vehicle New Masses and an active member of New York literary circles in the 1930s and ’40s. Born Jewish in the Bronx, she was an atheist, then a practitioner of Dianetics; she converted to Christianity after experiencing a moment of transcendent grace. A mother, a novelist, a vibrant and difficult and intelligent woman, she set off for England in 1952, determined to captivate the man whose work had changed her life. Davidman became the intellectual and spiritual partner Lewis never expected but cherished. She helped him refine his autobiography, Surprised by Joy, and to write his novel Till We Have Faces. Their relationship—begun when Joy wrote to Lewis as a religious guide—grew from a dialogue about faith, writing, and poetry into a deep friendship and a timeless love story.

    Available Formats: Download, CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
    Joy by Abigail Santamaria

    Joy

    14.2 hrs • 8/4/15 • Unabridged
    0 reviews 0 5 3 3 out of 5 stars 3/5
    Download
    Also: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
  7. 0.9 hrs • 4/28/2015 • Unabridged

    The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane. One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything. He fell in love. Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now known as the creator of the Typewriter Series: a striking collection of poems typed onto found scraps of paper or created via blackout method. Chasers of the Light features some of his most insightful and beautifully worded pieces of work—poems that illuminate grand gestures and small glimpses, poems that celebrate the beauty of a life spent chasing the light.

    Available Formats: Download
    Download
  8. 1.3 hrs • 9/9/2014 • Unabridged

    O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound is the first poetry collection written by Garrison Keillor, the celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. Although he has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this volume forges a new path for him, as a poet of light verse. He writes—with his characteristic combination of humor and insight—on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life. Keillor’s verses are charming and playful, locating sublime song within the humdrum of being human.

    Available Formats: Download

    O, What a Luxury

    1.3 hrs • 9/9/14 • Unabridged
    Download
  9. 2.5 hrs • 8/21/2014 • Abridged

    This collection of sixty-five poems features many of America’s most renowned poets, from such early poets as Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, and Henry David Thoreau to more recent poets, including Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker, Alice Walker, and e e cummings, and many more. “The United States themselves are, essentially, the greatest poem,” said Walt Whitman. Here are the much-loved examples of the free spirit of America in all its glory.

    Available Formats: Download

    Classic American Poetry

    2.5 hrs • 8/21/14 • Abridged
    Download
  10. 0.9 hrs • 5/20/2014 • Unabridged

    Edgar Allan Poe is rightly famed as a master of the mysterious and macabre. In January 1845, The Raven was published and became an instant classic, and thereafter followed the many works for which he is still celebrated today. Poe’s early literary works were poetic, but he quickly turned to prose. He worked for several magazines and journals early in his career, until his short story writing career took off. In this volume, we bring you some of his poetry, all lesser known than his stories, but fascinating in their own right. Some are dark and others speak of love; together they help to round out Edgar Allan Poe as the artist.

    Available Formats: Download, Digital Rental

    The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

    0.9 hrs • 5/20/14 • Unabridged
    Download
    Also: Digital Rental
  11. 1.0 hrs • 5/20/2014 • Unabridged

    H. P. Lovecraft achieved fame as a master of horror writing. In this collection, we concentrate on his poems that show a different side of his nature at times, but still allow him to use his macabre tastes to enrich his lines and ideas with the shiver of the night.

    Available Formats: Download, Digital Rental

    The Poetry of H. P. Lovecraft

    1.0 hrs • 5/20/14 • Unabridged
    Download
    Also: Digital Rental
  12. 1.4 hrs • 5/20/2014 • Unabridged

    On November 29th, 1775, Thomas Jefferson said, “Believe me, dear sir, there is not, in the British Empire, a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist, before I yield to such a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose, and in this I think I speak the sentiments of America.” The War for Independence had already started some months previously, and with no prospect of a reconciliation it was on the 4th of July, 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was announced by the Continental Congress and that the thirteen colonies no longer considered themselves part of the British Empire and were now an independent nation—The United States of America. Their proclamation of independence set human history on a new path. “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that amongst these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” In The Fourth of July: A Holiday in Verse, our poets reflect on why this day is so proudly celebrated each and every year.

    Available Formats: Download, Digital Rental

    The 4th of July

    1.4 hrs • 5/20/14 • Unabridged
    Download
    Also: Digital Rental
  13. 0.9 hrs • 5/20/2014 • Unabridged

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in 1807 in Portland, Maine into a privileged background. Studious, he worked hard and grew to love languages and poetry from an early age. He traveled extensively in Europe for three years, immersing himself in various languages, and became much influenced by its poets. From there, he returned to the United States and eventually taught at Harvard. Today he is rightly known as an icon of American poetry with classics such as “Paul Revere’s Ride” and “The Song of Hiawatha.” In this collection we bring you further examples of his great talents that read undimmed to this very day.

    Available Formats: Download, Digital Rental
    Download
    Also: Digital Rental
  14. 1.2 hrs • 4/1/2014 • Unabridged

    The award-winning author of The Yellow Birds returns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection. National Book Award finalist, Iraq war veteran, novelist, and poet Kevin Powers creates a deeply affecting portrait of a life shaped by war. Letter Composed during a Lull in the Fighting captures the many moments that comprise a soldier’s life: driving down the Texas highway; waiting for the unknown in the dry Iraqi heat; writing a love letter; listening to a mother recount her dreams. Written with evocative language and discernment, Powers’ poetry strives to make sense of the war and its echoes through human experience. Just as The Yellow Birds was hailed as the “first literary masterpiece produced by the Iraq war” (Los Angeles Times), this collection will make its mark as a powerful, enduring work.

    Available Formats: Download, CD
    Download
    Also: CD
  15. 0.2 hrs • 3/26/2014 • Unabridged

    Taut free verse tells the little-known story of the first contraband camp of the Civil War—seen by some historians as the “beginning of the end of slavery in America.” One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared “contraband of war” and granted protection. As word spread, thousands of runaway slaves poured into the fort, seeking their freedom. These “contrabands” made a home for themselves, building the first African American community in the country. In 1863 they bore witness to one of the first readings of the Emancipation Proclamation in the South—beneath the sheltering branches of the tree now known as Emancipation Oak.

    Available Formats: Download

    Under the Freedom Tree

    0.2 hrs • 3/26/14 • Unabridged
    Download
  16. 1.4 hrs • 3/6/2014 • Unabridged

    Special to the poet’s own heart, Mary Oliver’s dog poems offer a window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver’s relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision. In A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Oliver shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. With startling clarity, humor, and kindness, A Thousand Mornings explores the mysteries of our daily experience.

    Available Formats: Download

    Dog Songs and A Thousand Mornings

    1.4 hrs • 3/6/14 • Unabridged
    Download
Loading more titles...
See More Titles Loading More Titles ... Back To Top
Digital Audiobooks With Zero Restrictions