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By: E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913)

Book cover Christmastide

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Christmastide by E. Pauline Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 15, 2019. ------ Emily Pauline Johnson commonly known as E. Pauline Johnson or just Pauline Johnson, was a Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)

Book cover Christmas

volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Christmas by Susan Coolidge. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 15, 2019. ------ Sarah Chauncey Woolsey was an American children's author who wrote under the pen name Susan Coolidge. Woolsey worked as a nurse during the American Civil War , after which she started to write. She is best known for her classic children's novel What Katy Did . The fictional Carr family was modeled after her own, with Katy Carr inspired by Woolsey herself. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)

Book cover Christmas Carol

volunteers bring you 10 recordings of A Christmas Carol by Charles Kingsley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 22, 2019. ------ Charles Kingsley was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with Christian socialism, the working men's college, and forming labour cooperatives that failed but led to the working reforms of the progressive era. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Book cover Love

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Love by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 30, 2019. ------ Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Elizabeth's volume Poems brought her great success, attracting the admiration of the writer Robert Browning. Their correspondence, courtship and marriage were carried out in secret, for fear of her father's disapproval.

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 204

This is a collection of 54 poems read in English by volunteers for May 2020.

By: William Patten (1868-1936)

Book cover Junior Classics Volume 10 Part 1: Poems Old and New

The order of the poems has been arranged according to age from first through eight grade. The collection of poems in part 1 begins with the simplest nursery rhymes. Grade II begins with The Sleepy Song by Josephine D. Bacon, Grade III begins with Willie Winkle by William Miller. Grade IV begins with John Gilpin by William Cowper. Grades V - VIII are contained in part 2. - Summary by Linette G

Book cover Junior Classics Volume 10 Part 2: Poems Old and New

The order of the poems have been arranged according to age from first through eight grade. Grades I – IV are contained in part 1. This collection of poems in part 2 begins with Grade V and Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray. Grade VI begins with The Barefoot Boy by John G. Whittier. Grade VII begins with Ye Mariners of England by Thomas Campbell. Grade VIII begins with The Rhodora, On Being Asked, "Whence is the Flower" by Ralph W. Emerson. - Summary by Linette G

By: Various

Book cover Dreams Collection 1 - Stories and Poems

This is a collection of 20 stories and/or poems, contributed by volunteers, pertaining to dreams.

By: George Willis Cooke (1848-1923)

Book cover Rest

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Rest by John Sullivan Dwight. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 5, 2020.. ------ John Sullivan Dwight was a Unitarian minister, transcendentalist, and America's first influential classical music critic. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Eva March Tappan (1854-1930)

Book cover World’s Story Volume X: England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales

This is the tenth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Part X covers the second part of the history of England, from the Stuart Kings till the early 1900s. Also included are excerpts from the history of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as Irish and Welsh legends and Scottish ballads...

By: Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)

Book cover Song—''When Love came first to Earth.''

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Song—'' When Love came first to Earth.'' by Thomas Campbell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 12, 2020. ------ Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet. He was a founder and the first President of the Clarence Club and a co-founder of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland. He also produced several stirring patriotic war songs—"Ye Mariners of England", "The Soldier's Dream", "Hohenlinden" and in 1801, "The Battle of Mad and Strange Turkish Princes".

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 201

This is a collection of 49 poems read in English by volunteers for February 2020.

Book cover Oxford Poetry 1915

The first of many yearly-published Oxford poetry books. - Summary by Campbell SchelpPoets include: Gerald H. Crow Eric Dickinson Esther Lilian Duff T. W. Earp Godfrey Elton H. R. Freston Russell Green Naomi M. Haldane H. C. Harwood A. L. Huxley Leslie Phillips Jones R. S. Lambert Agnes E. Murray Robert Nichols Elizabeth Rendall L. Rice-Oxley Dorothy H. Rowe Dorothy L. Sayers G. B. Smith Eric Earnshaw Smith Hasan Shahid Suhrawardy E. Graham Sutton J. R. R. Tolkien Sherard Vines H. T. Wade-Gery

By: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

Book cover Roast Beef

volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Roast Beef by Gertrude Stein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 19, 2020. ------ The last stanza of the prose poem Roastbeef, part of 'Food', taken from Stein's book Tender Buttons , consisting of three sections titled "Objects", "Food", and "Rooms". While the short book consists of multiple poems covering the everyday mundane, Stein's experimental use of language renders the poems unorthodox and their subjects unfamiliar. - Summary by David Lawrence Roastbeef by Gertrude Stein

By: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Book cover Description Of A City Shower

volunteers bring you 7 recordings of A Description Of A City Shower by Jonathan Swift. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 26, 2020. ------ You don't find a weather forecast like this local media. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: A. A. Milne (1882-1956)

Book cover When We Were Very Young (version 2)

This best-selling book of poetry by A. A. Milne was first published in 1924. The poems describe the adventures of Christopher Robin. In it we are introduced to Mr. Edward Bear later known as Winnie-the-Pooh. The poems are timeless and capture the joy and wonder of being a young child. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker

By: John Donne (1572-1631)

Book cover John Donne's Satires

Donne’s Style In John Donne’s day, a satire was such a poem as a satyr might compose. Satyrs were rough, savage creatures in Greek mythology, human to the waist but goat from there down. That is the reason that Donne’s style in these poems exceeds his normal difficulty in syntax, vocabulary, thought, and meter. His age enjoyed untangling such puzzles, and some poets cultivated obscurity as an art, called asprezza. Wordplay like “while bellows pant below” , where the same syllables, stressed differently, produce two different words almost side by side, entertained them...

By: A. A. Milne (1882-1956)

Book cover When We Were Very Young

A.A. Milne wrote many poems to entertain his young son, Christopher Robin Milne, who appears to have been about three when "When We Were Very Young" was published. The book is a collection of 45 poems that celebrate a world and a point of view that a very young person could understand and enjoy. It became a best-seller. Christopher Robin is introduced as a character in some of the poems. We first meet him in the Preface, "Just Before We Begin." In it we learn of a swan which he feeds upon a lake and who he has named "Pooh...

By: Otto Leland Bohanan (1895-1932)

Book cover Dawn’s Awake!

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Dawn’s Awake! by Otto Leland Bohanan. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 9, 2020. ------ Otto Leland Bohanan was born around 1895 In Washington, D.C. He graduated from Howard University and taught English at the Catholic University. He also worked as a music instructor at DeWitt Clinton High School and died in 1932. This poem taken from James Weldon Johnson, ed. . The Book of American Negro Poetry. 1922. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Book cover Negro's Complaint

volunteers bring you 8 recordings of The Negro's Complaint by William Cowper. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 9, 2020. ------ Cowper, an English poet, wrote a poem called "The Negro's Complaint" which rapidly became very famous, and was often quoted by Martin Luther King Jr. during the 20th century civil rights movement. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: James David Corrothers (1869-1917)

Book cover At the Closed Gate of Justice

volunteers bring you 6 recordings of At the Closed Gate of Justice by James David Corrothers. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 16, 2020. ------ Continuing with our February Black History Month theme, this Weekly Poem is from The Book of American Negro Poetry by James Weldon Johnson . James David Corrothers was an African-American poet, journalist, and minister whom editor T. Thomas Fortune called "the coming poet of the race." When he died, W. E. B. Du Bois eulogized him as "a serious loss to the race and to literature." - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 202

This is a collection of 51 poems read in English by volunteers for March 2020.

By: Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947)

Book cover End Of The Day

volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The End Of The Day by Duncan Campbell Scott. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 23, 2020. ------ Duncan Campbell Scott CMG FRSC was a Canadian bureaucrat, poet and prose writer. With Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, and Archibald Lampman, he is classed as one of Canada's Confederation Poets. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Various

Book cover Dreams Collection 2 - Stories and Poems

This is a collection of 20 stories and/or poems, contributed by volunteers, pertaining to dreams.

By: Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)

Book cover Morn

volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Morn by Helen Hunt Jackson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 8, 2020. ------ Helen Hunt Jackson was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the United States government. This poem about waking up in the morning is from the collection Sonnets and Lyrics .

By: Damon Runyon (1880-1946)

Book cover Last of the Hackdrivers

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Last of the Hackdrivers by Damon Runyon. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 15, 2020. ------ Alfred Damon Runyon was an American newspaperman and short-story writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. Runyon's fictional world is also known to the general public through the musical Guys and Dolls based on a few of his stories. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Various

Book cover World's Best Poetry, Volume 7: Descriptive and Narrative (Part 2)

The seventh of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman . This collection, the second of two parts, contains a series of odes and addresses to the natural and artistic realms, as well as various geographic places in the world, from Egypt and India, all the way to England and America. It concludes with popular narrative poetry originating from the Greek, Roman, Norse, German, East Asian, Spanish, French, English, Scottish and American literary traditions. - Summary by Tomas Peter

By: Susanna Moodie (1803-1885)

Book cover Pause

volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The Pause by Susanna Moodie. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 22, 2020. ------ Susanna Moodie was an English-born Canadian author who wrote about her experiences as a settler in Canada, which was a British colony at the time. This poem is taken from ENTHUSIASM AND OTHER POEMS, By SUSANNA STRICKLAND, - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 203

This is a collection of 63 poems read in English by volunteers for April 2020.

By: Eva March Tappan (1854-1930)

Book cover World’s Story Volume XI: Canada, South America, Central America, Mexico and the West Indies

This is the eleventh volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Part XI contains stories about Canadian history and about the discovery of Central and South America, from the early Inca and Aztec civilizations to the 20th century revolutions and upheavals. - Summary by Sonia Cast list for The Court of Justice of General Gomez: Major: Jim Locke / Gomez: Monika M.C. / Narrator: Sonia

By: Andrew Barton Paterson (1864-1941)

Book cover Not on It

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Not on It by Andrew Barton Paterson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 12, 2020. ------ This Weekly Poem is from the original collection SALTBUSH BILL, J.P., AND OTHER VERSES, which includes 43 poems by the author that are reprinted from various sources. The book formed part of the publisher's series of "Pocket Editions for the Trenches", designed to fit a serviceman's coat pocket.

By: Henry Kendall (1839-1882)

Book cover After Many Years

volunteers bring you 18 recordings of After Many Years by Henry Kendall. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 19, 2020. ------ Henry Kendall was the first Australian poet to draw his inspiration from the life, scenery and traditions of the country., from the Biographical Note by Bertram Stevens


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