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  1. 1.1 hrs • 8/16/2016 • Unabridged

    Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

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    Milk and Honey

    Read by Rupi Kaur
    1.1 hrs • 8/16/16 • Unabridged
  2. 0.9 hrs • 6/21/2016 • Abridged

    Jay Parini’s readings are always an event, but too rare. For the first time, Parini has recorded his best known and most recent poems in an audiobook that welcomes the listener to enter his universe, which revolves around his deep connection to nature and underlines his concerns about the impacts of pollution and climate change. The audiobook follows the pattern of his popular readings, with the poet introducing each poem with context and comments, invariably revealing and often amusing. In these beautiful, haunting poems, Parini writes about the landscapes of mining country, of the railroads of Pennsylvania, of farm country, of worlds lost, families dispersed, faith tried and contested. Poems include: 1) Over the River 2) West Mountain Epilogue 3) In the Library After Hours 4) Historiography 101 5) The Grammar of Affection 6) Unpatriotic Gore 7) Poem with Allusions 8) Lament of the Middle Man 9) Old Frogs 10) Blessings 11) After the Terror 12) I Was There 13) The President Eats Breakfast Alone 14) High School 15) At the Ruined Monastery in Amalfi 16) The Trees Are Gone 17) Rain Before Nightfall 18) Playing in the Mines 19) The Conversation in Oxford 20) The Missionary Visits Our Church in Scranton 21) Coal Train 22) Anthracite Country 23) Swimming in Late September 24) This Reaping 25) High Gannet 26) Creed 27) The Insomniac Thinks of God 28) History 29) The Art of Subtraction 30) Amores (After Ovid) 31) Borges in Scotland 32) The Lost Soldiers 33) Old Teams 34) Reading Through the Night 35) A Knock at Midnight

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    West Mountain Epilogue

    0.9 hrs • 6/21/16 • Abridged
  3. 1.0 hrs • 5/3/2016 • Unabridged

    Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E. B. White’s stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures. The New York Times named Here Is New York one of the ten best books ever written about the metropolis, and the New Yorker called it “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.” Included with this essay are two short poems by E. B. White: “Commuter” and “Critic,” both published in the New Yorker in 1925.

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    Here Is New York by E. B. White

    Here Is New York

    Introduction by Roger Angell
    1.0 hrs • 5/3/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 1.2 hrs • 9/15/2015 • Audio Theater

    Velina Hasu Houston’s Tea uses history and poetic writing to weave a drama about Japanese “war brides” living in Kansas. An LA Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Shuko Akune, June Angela, Takayo Fischer, Lily Mariye, and Diana Tanaka

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    1.2 hrs • 9/15/15 • Audio Theater
  5. 0.8 hrs • 5/13/2015 • Unabridged

    Harry Graham made a great name for himself as a writer of light verse and humorous stories, including the inimitable “Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes.” His classic story, “Biffin on the Bassoon”, recounts a tale of decidedly amateur musician who inadvertently finds himself playing the bassoon solo at the inaugural performance by the London Philmelodic of Heinzmacher’s Die Schöpfung, with comic results. Written very much in the vein of P. G.Wodehouse, Harry Graham’s work should be compulsory reading for all lapsed instrument players.

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    Biffin on the Bassoon

    0.8 hrs • 5/13/15 • Unabridged
  6. 0.5 hrs • 5/13/2015 • Unabridged

    Harry Graham was an English writer of light verse, popular fiction, and history. He is best remembered for his grotesque and humorous verses, which parody the children’s cautionary verses of his day. His most successful work was his series of hilariously cruel “Ruthless Rhymes”, first published in 1898 under the pseudonym Col. D. Streamer.

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    Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes

    0.5 hrs • 5/13/15 • Unabridged
  7. 0.1 hrs • 5/13/2015 • Unabridged

    Three disconcerting culinary masterpieces from the fevered brain of the inimitable Mr. Lear.

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    Nonsense Cookery

    0.1 hrs • 5/13/15 • Unabridged
  8. 13.0 hrs • 5/5/2015 • Unabridged

    The masterpiece of Rome’s greatest poet, Virgil’s Aeneid has inspired generations of readers and holds a central place in Western literature. The epic tells the story of a group of refugees from the ruined city of Troy, whose attempts to reach a promised land in the West are continually frustrated by the hostile goddess Juno. Finally reaching Italy, their leader, Aeneas, is forced to fight a bitter war against the natives to establish the foundations from which Rome is destined to rise. This magnificent poem, in the modern translation by Cecil Day Lewis, is superbly read by David Collins.

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    The Aeneid

    Translated by Cecil Day Lewis
    13.0 hrs • 5/5/15 • Unabridged
  9. 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.

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  10. 0.8 hrs • 4/24/2015 • Unabridged

    Most of Wilfred Owen’s war poems were composed in a thirteen-month period he spent in Europe on the front lines of World War I. They have retained their originality and force ever since. The best of them are considered the finest poems about war in the English language. Poems was published in 1920. The poems of that work are included here and are as follows: “Strange Meeting” “Greater Love” “Apologia pro Poemate Meo” “The Show” “Mental Cases” “Parable of the Old Man and the Young” “Arms and the Boy” “Anthem for Doomed Youth” “The Send-Off” “Insensibility” “Dulce et Decorum Est” “The Sentry” “The Dead-Beat” “Exposure” “Spring Offensive” “The Chances” “S. I. W.” “Futility” “Smile, Smile, Smile” “Conscious” “A Terre” “Disabled” Warm thanks are extended to the Trustees of The Owen Estate for permission to record the 1920 poems using the texts from the definitive work Complete Poems and Fragments (1983) by Professor Jon Stallworthy.

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    0.8 hrs • 4/24/15 • Unabridged
  11. 2.6 hrs • 3/31/2015 • Unabridged

    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis loved literature, especially poetry. “Once you can express yourself,” she wrote, “you can tell the world what you want from it…All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about by words.” Now, Caroline Kennedy shares her mother’s favorite poems and the inspiration behind her strong belief in the power of literature.  The poems presented span centuries and include works by such renowned authors as Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare, Homer, W.B. Yeats, Emily Dickinson, E.E. Cummings, and Robert Frost. This volume also includes poems by Jacqueline Kennedy. Illustrated with photographs of the Kennedy family, and illuminated by Caroline’s reflections on her mother’s life and work. A wonderful volume for reading aloud or by yourself, a meaningful gift or keepsake, this book offers an intimate view of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ world, and a poignant glimpse into her heart.

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    The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    Selected by Caroline Kennedy
    Read by various narrators, with a special reading by Edward M. Kennedy
    2.6 hrs • 3/31/15 • Unabridged
  12. 1.2 hrs • 1/6/2015 • Unabridged

    A collection of classic love poetry Composed by many of the world’s best known and most celebrated poets—including William Blake, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Robert Frost, James Joyce, Christina Rossetti, William Butler Yeats, and others—Valentines spans not only the ages, but the full range of passionate expression of love in all its forms and stages.

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    Valentines by Stefan Rudnicki


    Compiled and edited by Stefan Rudnicki
    Poems by various authors
    1.2 hrs • 1/6/15 • Unabridged
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    8.7 hrs • 12/10/2014 • Unabridged

    Lucretius was born c. 99 BC, and On the Nature of Things is his only surviving work. His aim was to free the Roman world from its two great terrors—the gods and death. Lucretius argues that the gods are not actively involved in life, so need not be appeased; and that death is the end of everything human—body and soul—and therefore should not be feared. But On the Nature of Things is also a poem of striking imagery, intimate natural observation and touching pathos. It is one of the most influential writings in Western thought.

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    On the Nature of Things

    Read by Hugh Ross
    8.7 hrs • 12/10/14 • Unabridged
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  14. 1.3 hrs • 11/13/2014 • Unabridged

    No poet is more closely identified with the First World War than Wilfred Owen. His striking body of work, grim to the point of brutality yet, at the same time, majestic and awe-inspiring, defines the war for us. It through his famous poems that Owen reflects on the four terrible months that he lived through. He conveys the experience of war, the death, the destruction and the filth, through a unique poetic language and a bold artistic vision.  This anthology collects forty-nine of Owen’s iconic poems and serves not only as a perfect introduction to his verse but also as a commemoration of the sacrifice that was made by an entire generation of young men.

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  15. 1.0 hrs • 8/21/2014 • Abridged

    Naxos AudioBooks begins its new Great Poets series—represented by a selection of the poet’s most popular poems on one CD—with William Blake, whose 250th anniversary of his birth was celebrated in 2014. This CD contains all of his most popular works, including “Tyger,” “Auguries of Innocence,” and “Jerusalem,” as well as some lesser-known poetry that demonstrates the range and power of his verse. These poems are strikingly read by Robert Glenister, Michael Maloney and Stephen Critchlow.

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  16. 1.3 hrs • 8/21/2014 • Abridged

    John Milton is one of the great voices of English poetry. Born in 1608, he is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost, but most of his writing life was spent composing shorter works. This collection brings together his brilliant early poems, including “Il Penseroso,” “L’Allegro,” and “Lycidas,” as well as some of the finest and most touching works of his maturity, such as “On His Blindness” and “Methought I Saw My Late Espoused Saint.” This anthology will serve as an introduction to or a reminder of the range and variety of Milton’s great gifts.

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    1.3 hrs • 8/21/14 • Abridged
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