From a cemetery in a mythical small town in Illinois, the dead speak about their lives. Each free-verse monologue stands as an epitaph for the person speaking, yet the play is ultimately about life, not death. Featuring 50 performers with specially commissioned original music, this is the only audio version of this landmark classic available.
"Magnificent American poetry"
For everyone who loves, who ever loved, who searches for love, who suffers from love, who rejoices in love, these poems are for you. Are you in love? Have you ever been in love? Do you wish you were in love? Or perhaps you wish you weren't in love? This set of 70 poems is for you. It ranges in time from the classical Greece to the voices of the early 20th century.
Spoon River has 244 accounts of the lives of people in the town that explain its goings on over a couple of centuries. Each free form verse is presented as an epitaph of one of the citizens delivered themselves, often criticizing the words said about them on their tombstone or the monument or stone left above them. The stories build on one another as well as reference various family members and others mentioned in other stories.
"Surprised this is on Audible"