From Song of Myself (A Poem from The Poets' Corner) by John Lithgow audiobook

From Song of Myself (A Poem from The Poets' Corner): The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family

By John Lithgow
Read by various narrators

Grand Central Publishing 9780446580021
6.52 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems. The wide variety of carefully selected poems in this book provides the perfect introduction to appeal to readers new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud." This unique package provides a multimedia poetry experience with a bonus MP3 CD of revelatory poetry readings by John and the familiar voices of such notable performers as Eileen Atkins, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Billy Connolly, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Lynn Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, Gary Sinise, and Sam Waterston. Every reader will enjoy reciting or listening to these poems with the entire family, appreciating how each one comes to life through the spoken word in this superlative poetry collection.

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From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems. The wide variety of carefully selected poems in this book provides the perfect introduction to appeal to readers new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud." This unique package provides a multimedia poetry experience with a bonus MP3 CD of revelatory poetry readings by John and the familiar voices of such notable performers as Eileen Atkins, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Billy Connolly, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Lynn Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, Gary Sinise, and Sam Waterston. Every reader will enjoy reciting or listening to these poems with the entire family, appreciating how each one comes to life through the spoken word in this superlative poetry collection.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What happens when you combine the important works of fifty stellar poets with actors as diverse as Jodie Foster, Billy Connolly, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Lynn Redgrave, Gary Sinise, and Sam Waterston (to name but a few) and commentary from actor, writer, and poetry lover John Lithgow? You get an outstanding audio presentation that truly matches its billing as The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family.”  Audiofile

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Author Bio: John Lithgow

Author Bio: John Lithgow

John Lithgow is an author and award-winning actor with two Tonys, six Emmys, and two Golden Globes to his name. He has also been nominated for two Oscars and four Grammys. He has starred in numerous hit TV series, including 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Crown, How I Met Your Mother, and Dexter and in beloved films like The World According to Garp, Shrek, and Terms of Endearment. He has received high praise for his star roles on Broadway and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was the voice in the digital audio version of John Oliver’s A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. He was the voice in the digital audio version of John Oliver’s A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. He is the author of a series of children’s books and the New York Times bestselling satire Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 6.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English