Black boards, blue spine with silver titles; blue endpapers. Book and 3 Audio CDs; black and white illustrations; Oversized: 1.5 x 10.6 x 9.3 Inches; 336 pages. Volume is in pristine, unread condition; all 3 CD’s are also pristine and likely never used. Unclipped jacket has very light shelf wear.
Poetry Speaks features the work of the most influential writers in modern poetry-written and performed-from 1892 to 1997. This book combines their most significant poems in print with the authors themselves reading their poetry on audio CD. Poets range from Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot and Dorothy Parker to Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath and Gwendolyn Brooks. Over 40 poets are explored in chapters each containing:
1) The poems that are read by the poet on the audio CD,
2) Additional poems in print form to allow the reader to further explore the poet,
3) A short biography and photo of each poet,
4) Original manuscripts and letters for most of the featured poets,
5) An original essay for each poet written by influential poets: including: Seamus Heaney on W. B. Yeats; Richard Wilbur on Robert Frost; Mark Strand on Wallace Stevens; Jorie Graham on Elizabeth Bishop; Glyn Maxwell on Dylan Thomas; and Rita Dove on Melvin B. Tolson.