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By: William Cavendish (1592-1696)

Book cover To The Duchesse of Newcastle, On Her New Blazing-World

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To The Duchesse of Newcastle, On Her New Blazing-World by William Cavendish. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 11, 2018. ------ Margaret Cavendish's book, "Blazing World" is a fanciful depiction of a satirical, utopian kingdom in another world that can be reached via the North Pole. It is "the only known work of utopian fiction by a woman in the 17th century, as well as an example of what we now call 'proto-science fiction'. The book inspired this notable sonnet by her husband, William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which celebrates her imaginative powers, and was included in her book. ~ Summary from Wikipedia

By: Anonymous

Book cover Please Buy My Verses

volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Please Buy My Verses by Anonymous. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 18, 2018. ------ PLEASE BUY MY VERSES. PRICE: WHAT YOU PLEASE The Bearer Lost His Eyesight While Blasting in December, 1868. - Summary by text

By: Philip Max Raskin (1880-1944)

Book cover Love and Longing

Philip Max Raskin was a Jewish poet about whose life not much can be found today. His poetry, however, lives on, and some poems are still well-known today. This volume contains a series of love-poems, sometimes conveying hope and happiness, sometimes longing and disappointment. - Summary by Carolin

By: Violet Fane (1843-1905)

Book cover From Dawn to Noon: Poems

This is a collection of poems by Violet Fane, pseudonym of Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie. The poems convey a lot of emotion, feeling, and sympathy. - Summary by Carolin

By: Jessie E. Sampter (1883-1938)

Book cover Blessings for Chanukah

volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Blessings for Chanukah by Jessie E. Sampter. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 9, 2018. ------ Jessie Sampter was a Jewish educator, poet, and Zionist pioneer. She was born in New York City and immigrated to Palestine in 1919. In her twenties, she joined the Unitarian Church and began writing poetry. Her poems and short stories emphasized her primary concerns: pacifism, Zionism, and social justice. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 195

This is a collection of 44 poems read in English by volunteers for August 2019.

By: Anonymous

Book cover Merry Christmas : two early birds

volunteers bring you 11 recordings of A Merry Christmas : two early birds by anonymous. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 11. 2018. ------ This Christmas pamphlet, dated 1890, from The Mail and Empire, a Toronto newspaper, solicits Christmas donations for the newspaper delivery boys. - Summary by David Lawrence

Book cover Santa Claus, Kriss Kringle or St. NIcholas

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Santa Claus, Kriss Kringle or St. NIcholas by Anomymous. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 16, 2018. ------ This poem was published in booklet form with illustrations in 1897. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: Harry Lee Marriner (1872-1914)

Book cover Joyous Days Then and Now

This is a volume of poetry by newspaperman-poet Harry Lee Marriner, published in 1910. Many of the poems are on the joyous days then, reflecting on childhood and the simpler times, with a measure of nostalgia and pathos, which the author uses to advantage for his poetry. - Summary by Carolin

By: Frances Cook Steen (1851-1933)

Book cover Life Waves

This is a volume of poetry by American author Frances Cook Steen, published in 1922. These poems reflect with clarity on the preceding decade, including the war and all the other personal and historical events which Ms Steen lived through and witnessed. - Summary by Carolin

By: Unknown

Book cover Something New for my Little Friends

This is a collection of stories in verse for children. Published in 1866 by an author only known by the initials F.F., these poems teach children the virtues, their duties, and what happens to ill-behaving little boys and girls. - Summary by Carolin

By: Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929)

Book cover Blood Road

volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Blood Road by Katharine Lee Bates. This was the New Year's Weekly Poetry project for December 30. 2018. ------ Katharine Lee Bates was an American writer, poet, professor, and social activist. Although she was a renowned author and professor during her lifetime, today she is primarily remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful". For 25 years, she lived with her long-time friend and companion, Katharine Coman. This poem taken from 'America the beautiful and other poems' 1911. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Book cover Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

volunteers bring you 23 recordings of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 6, 2019. ------ The meanings of this poignant poem--which entered the Public Domain in January 2019 and is being added to the Collection ASAP--range from appreciation of a simple New Hampshire snowstorm scene to reflections on death. Whose house is in the village? What promises need keeping? The poem can be interpreted on many different levels. Quoting...

By: Thomas Frederick Young

Book cover Snow Storm

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of A Snow Storm by T.F. Young. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 6, 2019. ------ Pedantic critics may find fault with my modest productions, and perhaps justly, in regard to grammatical construction, and mechanical arrangement, but I shall be satisfied, if the public discern a vein of true poetry glittering here and there through what I have just written. The public are the final judges of compositions of this sort, and not the writer himself, or his personal friends...

By: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Book cover Prophet

The prophet Al Mustafa, before leaving the city where he has been living twelve years, stops to address the people. They call out for his words of wisdom on many sides of the human condition, and he addresses them in terms of love and care. He has much to offer from his observations of the people, and he illustrates with images they can relate to. The author, Gibran, was influenced by the Maronites, the Sufis, and the Baha’i. His philosophy, though deist, is primarily aimed at the good within ourselves, and the common-sense ways in which we can unlock it...

By: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Book cover To the River

volunteers bring you 26 recordings of To the River by Edgar Allan Poe. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 13, 2019. ------ This Weekly Poem is taken from the Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe

By: George Parsons Lathrop (1851-1898)

Book cover Ghosts of Growth

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Ghosts of Growth by George Parsons Lathrop. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 20, 2019. ------ The poet describes the beauties of nature after a snow fall, and the result of the mid-day sun.

By: Beatrice Bradshaw Brown

Book cover Paris Pair, Their Day's Doings

volunteers bring you 9 recordings of Paris Pair, Their Day's Doings by Beatrice Bradshaw Brown. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 20, 2019. ------ A poetic summary of a day in the life of two children in Paris.

By: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Book cover At A Lunar Eclipse

volunteers bring you 25 recordings of At A Lunar Eclipse by Thomas Hardy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 27, 2019. ------ While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author of such novels as Far from the Madding Crowd , The Mayor of Casterbridge , Tess of the d'Urbervilles , and Jude the Obscure . During his lifetime, Hardy's poetry was acclaimed by younger poets who viewed him as a mentor. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Sir Charles G. D. Roberts (1860-1943)

Book cover New York Nocturnes, and Other Poems

This is a volume of poetry by Canadian poet and prose writer Sir Charles G.D. Roberts. This volume starts with a series of poems on New York City, and then includes some other poems on miscellaneous subjects. The poems of the "Father of Canadian Poetry" will be enjoyed by all modern listeners who are fans of New York. - Summary by Carolin

By: Margaret Steele Anderson (1867-1921)

Book cover Michael Angelo's "Dawn"

volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Michael Angelo's "Dawn" by Margaret Steele Anderson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 10, 2019. ------ Dawn is a sculpture by Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, executed for the Medici Chapel in the area of the tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence, Italy. It is part of a second pair , which followed Day and Night in his work on the Chapel. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Unknown

Book cover Short Stories and Poems for Children, Original and Select

A collection of short stories and poems for children, filled with sweet but simple life lessons. - Summary by Campbell Schelp

By: George Pope Morris (1802-1864)

Book cover Lines. After the Manner of the Olden Time.

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Lines. After the Manner of the Olden Time by George Pope Morris. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 17, 2019. ------ George Pope Morris was an American editor, poet, and songwriter. He was especially well-known was his poem-turned-song "Woodman, Spare that Tree! - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Robert Burns Wilson (1850-1916)

Book cover It Is in Winter That We Dream of Spring

volunteers bring you 23 recordings of It Is in Winter That We Dream of Spring by Robert Burns Wilson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 10, 2019. ------ Robert Burns Wilson was an American painter and poet. Although his most famous poem was based on the battle cry "Remember the Maine," he was best known during his day as a nature poet.

By: George Parsons Lathrop (1851-1898)

Book cover Voice of the Void

volunteers bring you 22 recordings of The Voice of the Void by George Parsons Lathrop. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 17, 2019. ------ George Parsons Lathrop was an American poet, novelist, and newspaper editor. He married Nathaniel Hawthorne's daughter, Rose Hawthorne. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)

Book cover Golden Day

volunteers bring you recordings of A Golden Day by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 31, 2019. ------ A delightful little poem describing what it feels like to greet a sunny spring day and let the rest of your cares slide away. - Summary by Michele Fry

By: C. J. Dennis (1876-1938)

Book cover Digger Smith

“Digger Smith” is a series of narrative poems about an Australian soldier coming home in the closing months of the Great War minus a leg and with “ANZAC eyes” ... what a later war would call “The Thousand Yard Stare”. Despite his post-traumatic stress disorder, Digger Smith sets about ministering to everybody’s troubles but his own ... his internal conviction that his amputee status will make him seem “half a man” in the eyes of the lady love he left behind when he went off to the War. Oh Digger Smith, how little faith you have in woman... - Summary by Son of the Exiles

By: Rudyard Kipling (1868-1936)

Book cover Before Edgehill Fight

volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Before Edgehill Fight by Rudyard Kipling. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 7, 2019. ------ A real and down to earth poem about a the Battle of Edgehill. - Summary by Campbell Schelp

By: Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883)

Book cover On The Sea

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of On The Sea by Ivan Turgenev. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 14, 2019. ------ Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West. Constance Clara Garnett was an English translator of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Garnett was one of the first English translators of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Anton Chekhov and introduced them on a wide basis to the English-speaking public. - Summary by wikipedia

By: Madison Cawein (1865-1914)

Book cover Poems of Madison Cawein Vol 3

This is Volume 3: Nature Poems of the collected works of Madison Julius Cawein, an American poet from Kentucky. It's arranged in four sections: In The Shadow of the Beeches, Tansy and Sweet-Alyssum, Weeds by the Wall, and A Voice on the Wind. It is dedicated to "Doctor Henry A. Cottel whose kind words of friendship and approval have encouraged me most when I most needed encouragement." - Summary by Larry Wilson

By: Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784)

Book cover To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 28, 2019. ------ The Authoress, Phillis Wheatley, was a Negro Servant To Mr. John Wheatley, Of Boston, In New-England. She was the first published African-American female poet, Wheatley was emancipated shortly after the publication of her book. - Summary by wikipedia

By: Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

Book cover Three Stories & Ten Poems

The author arranged for this collection of three short stories and ten poems to be printed in a small run of 300 copies in Dijon The book entered into the public domain in 2019. - Summary by KevinS


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