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  1. 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."

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    Edgar Allan Poe Poems

    1.3 hrs • 4/22/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 3.5 hrs • 12/30/2015 • Unabridged

    Ear candy, compelling spoken word and lyrical storytelling.

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    STREETWORDZ

    Read by Good Crip
    3.5 hrs • 12/30/15 • Unabridged
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  3. 0.2 hrs • 12/9/2009 • Unabridged

    Hear rare recordings from five of the most respected African American poets reading their own works: Langston Hughes, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”; Arna Bontemps, “Nocturne at Bethesda”; Countee Cullen, “Heritage”; Gwendolyn Brooks, “The Vacant Lot”; and Sonia Sanchez, “Black Magic”. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan.

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  4. 0.8 hrs • 4/11/2006 • Unabridged

    “Sisterhood in the service of truth is an undeniable force in these remarkable times. My Sisters, here, there, and everywhere, this poem is for you.” In the tradition of Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman, bestselling author Pearl Cleage brings us an inspiring poem for all women, destined to become a classic. Cleage refers to We Speak Your Names as a “celebration” which is part of an oral tradition that encompasses the entire history of the African American experience. This tradition, she says, grew out of an understanding that “some things must be spoken out loud to get where the magic is.” What results is a praise poem which acknowledges the legacy of those who have gone before, and a realization, “with a knowing deeper than the flow of human blood in human veins, that we are part of something better, truer, deeper.” 

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    We Speak Your Names by Pearl Cleage

    We Speak Your Names

    By Pearl Cleage, with Zaron W. Burnett Jr.
    Read by Pearl Cleage
    0.8 hrs • 4/11/06 • Unabridged
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  5. 0.4 hrs • 11/29/2005 • Unabridged

    These poems are powerful, distinctive, and as always, full of lifting rhythms of love and remembering.

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    And Still I Rise

    0.4 hrs • 11/29/05 • Unabridged
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