the joy of listening

July 18, 2016

ear budsWe occasionally mention the pleasures of listening to recorded poetry (for example, here and here and here). If you question the benefit of listening, or need a reminder of the particular benefit of hearing authors read their own work, take a quick look at Wyatt Mason’s New York Times article, “Letter of Recommendation: Audiobooks Read by the Author.

If you’re looking for audio, here are a few resources (in addition to those in the posts linked above):

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image by Berthold Werner

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2 Responses to “the joy of listening”


  1. Why can’t I like this more than once?
    I’d like to add that you can find a lot of good poetry listening material on Soundcloud, especially from the Poetry Foundation and Poetry Magazine. But if you just want back to back listening of every day people reading famous and obscure poems try The Poetry Foundation’s Record a Poem Project (or group, it might be called) on Soundcloud dot com. Nothing like hearing poems out loud.


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