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    • Poetic License

    • 100 Poems - 100 Performers
    • By: Emily Dickinson, e. e. cummings, William Wordsworth, and others
    • Narrated by: Jason Alexander, Christine Baranski, Charles Busch, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Why a poetry album? Easy answer: I love poetry. I love reading it. I love memorizing it. I love hearing great actors recite it. As the poet Mark Strand wrote, “Ink runs from the corners of my mouth / There is no happiness like mine / I have been eating poetry.” In the past, when I was full from eating, I have had the audacity to set poetry to music. But, on this audiobook, you will hear the music of the poems.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just the poems Mam.

    • By Sam Motes on 09-28-14

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Good Poems

    • Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor
    • By: Garrison Keillor (editor), Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and others
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, but. . .

    • By KSmith on 01-27-11

    Regular price: $18.86

    • Aimless Love

    • A Selection of Poems
    • By: Billy Collins
    • Narrated by: Billy Collins
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in 12 years. Aimless Love combines new poems with selections from four previous books— Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard with every word, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the audio version is abridged.

    • By Denis A. on 03-27-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Billy Collins, former United States poet laureate, and Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, return to the Y to read favorite poems from their new anthologies 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Mr. Collins) and Good Poems for Hard Times (Mr. Keillor).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a fresh look at poetry

    • By Sarah on 02-26-07

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Billy Collins Live

    • A Performance at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, April 20, 2005
    • By: Billy Collins
    • Narrated by: Billy Collins
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    In this exclusive audio publishing event, Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate, shares an evening of his poetry in a benefit reading for WNYC, New York Public Radio. Often compared to Robert Frost, his poetry has been embraced by people of all ages and backgrounds, and his readings are most often standing room only.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Does Not Get Better Than This

    • By Mel on 09-27-10

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Morning Song

    • Poems for New Parents
    • By: Susan Todd (editor), Carol Purington (editor), John Berryman, and others
    • Narrated by: Robert Bagg, David Stanford Burr, Susie Patlove, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
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    Poignant, inspiring, and full of wisdom, Morning Song celebrates the joy a new child brings to the life of parents and family. With sources ranging from the Bible, Sappho, and traditional songs to Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, and our outstanding contemporary poets, this beautiful collection summons the cosmic and the comic, the spiritual and the pragmatic, the whimsical and the divine.

    Regular price: $10.49