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  • Verb

  • An Audioquarterly, Volume 1, No. 1
  • By: Robert Olen Butler, James Dickey, Thomas Lux, and others
  • Narrated by: Robert Olen Butler, James Dickey, Thomas Lux
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
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Fiction, poetry, and music come together to create something new: Verb. Original stories and poems you won't find anywhere else, by the best writers in the country, brought to you in an innovative format. Verb is the ancient oral tradition and the venerable literary magazine combined into a fresh new package: the audioquarterly.

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  • A Great New Magazine

  • By Hajro on 09-18-05

A Great New Magazine

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-05

I received the first issue for my subscription today. I greatly appreciate this excellent method for presenting new poetry and stories. It allows me to participate in them in an intimate way that reading alone does not. I can hear the authentic voice of the poet or storyteller in most cases. Usually the only way to hear this is to attend readings at which the general atmosphere may intrude on the experience. Now I can hear the works in an environment that permits me to fully engage with the work. I can hear the author reading in the rhythms that the work demands. Thank goodness that Verb does not present actors reading. The added dramatic approach is so often completely insensitive to the rhythms of the work.

This is a wonderful approach.

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