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  • Angelou, Maya - On the Pulse of Morning (read by the author) - YouTube
  • Angelou, Maya - Phenomenal Woman - YouTube
  • Angelou, Maya - Still I Rise & On the Pulse of the Morning (read by author) - YouTube
  • Anonymous - Beowulf - Free iTunes - Free MP3s - Reading by Seamus Heaney
  • Apollinaire, Guillaume – Le pont Mirabeau (Read by author in 1913) - Free MP3
  • Apollinaire, Guillaume - Marie (Read by author in 1913) - Free MP3
  • Apollinaire, Guillaume - Le Voyageur (Read by author in 1913) - Free MP3
  • Aragon, Louis - Elsa (read by author) - Free Stream
  • Arnold, Matthew - The Poetry of Matthew Arnold - Free Stream on Spotify
  • Arnold, Matthew - Dover Beach - Free Stream/Download
  • Ashbery, John - Everyman - Free MP3
  • Ashbery, John - “Meditations of a Parrot,” “The Painter” and “The Picture of Little J.A. in a Prospect of Flowers” (read by the author)- Free Stream/MP3
  • Ashbery, John - Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror - YouTube
  • Auden, W.H. - 1st September, 1939; As I Walked Out One Evening; “Song of the Master and Boatswain,” (read by Dylan Thomas) - YouTube
  • Auden, W.H. - 1st September, 1939 - YouTube
  • Auden, W.H. - As I Walked Out One Evening (read by Auden) - YouTube
  • Auden, W.H. - Autumn Song - Free MP3
  • Auden, W.H. - Bucolics and Horae Cononicae (read by Auden) - Free Stream/Download
  • Auden, W.H. - Doggerel by a Senior Citizen (read by Auden) - YouTube
  • Auden, W. H. - In Memory of WB Yeats - YouTube
  • Auden, W.H. - Metalogue to The Magic Flute (read by Auden - Free Stream/Download
  • Auden, W.H. - The Sea and The Mirror (read by the author) - Free Stream/Download
  • Baudelaire, Charles - Les fleurs du mal (in French) - Free Stream
  • Beckett, Samuel - Tailpiece and 23rd Addenda (read by the author) - YouTube
  • Beefheart, Captain - Fallin Ditch, Skeleton Makes Good & More (read by the author) -  YouTube
  • Blake, William - A Little Boy Lost - Free MP3
  • Blake, William - Jerusalem - Free MP3 Zip File
  • Blake, William - Laughing Song - Free MP3
  • Blake, William - London - Free MP3
  • Blake, William - Preface to Milton - Free MP3
  • Blake, William - Piping Down Valleys Wild - Free MP3
  • Blake, William - Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, as read by Allen Ginsberg - Free Stream/MP3
  • Blake, William - The Chimney Sweeper - Free MP3
  • Blake, William - The School Boy - Free MP3
  • Blake, William - Visions of the Daughters of Albion - Free MP3
  • Borges, Jorge Luis - Art of Poetry/Arte Poétic - Free MP3
  • Borges, Jorge Luis - Borges Reads 30 of His Poems in Spanish - Spotify
  • Borges, Jorge Luis - Plainness - Free Stream
  • Bradbury, Ray - If Only We Had Taller Been (read by the author) - YouTube
  • Bronte, Emily - Anticipation - Free MP3
  • Bronte, Emily - Encouragement - Free MP3
  • Bronte, Emily - Poems - Free MP3
  • Bukowski, Charles - 4 Hours of Bukowski Readings - Spotify
  • Bukowski, Charles - At Terror Street and Agony Way - Free Audio
  • Bukowski, Charles - Beer - Animated Video
  • Bukowski, Charles - Bluebird - YouTube Audio
  • Bukowski, Charles - Girl on the Escalator - Vimeo
  • Bukowski, Charles - Hostage - Spotify
  • Bukowski, Charles - Master Collection - Spotify
  • Bukowski, Charles - Something For The Touts, The Nuns, The Grocery Clerks, And You - YouTube Audio
  • Bukowski, Charles - The Laughing Heart (read by Tom Waits) - YouTube Audio
  • Bukowski, Charles - The Crunch and Roll The Dice (read by Bono) - YouTube Audio
  • Bukowski, Charles - The Secret to My Endurance (read by Bukowski) - YouTube Audio
  • Burton, Tim - The Nightmare Before Christmas (read by Christopher Lee) - YouTube Video
  • Byron - Childe Harold: Canto III - Free MP3
  • Byron - Darkness - Free MP3
  • Byron - Newton - Free MP3
  • Byron - She Walks in Beauty - Free MP3
  • Cage, John - Overpopulation and Art - Free Stream
  • Carroll, Jim - Praying Mantis - Spotify
  • Carroll, Lewis - Jabberwocky (read by Neil Gaiman) - YouTube
  • Carroll, Lewis - The Poetry of Lewis Carroll - Spotify
  • Cavafy, C.P. - Ithaca (read by Sean Connery) - YouTube
  • Ciardi, John - As If: Poems New and Selected by John Ciardi (read by the author) - Spotify
  • Cocteau, Jean - Requiem (read by the author) - Free Stream
  • Cohen, Leonard - "For E.J.P" and "You Have the Lovers" (read by Cohen) - Free Stream/Download
  • Coleridge, Samuel - Kubla Khan - Free MP3
  • Coleridge, Samuel - Kubla Khan (read by Benedict Cumberbatch) - YouTube
  • Coleridge, Samuel - Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Free MP3
  • Coleridge, Samuel - The Dungeon - Free MP3
  • Coleridge, Samuel - Poems (Read by Ralph Richardson) - Free Spotify
  • Collins, Billy - The Best Cigarette (Poetry collection read by the author) - Free Spotify
  • Collins, Billy - Soap - Spotify
  • Crane, Hart - “The Broken Tower” and “The Hurricane” (read by Tennessee Williams) - Vimeo
  • Crowley, Aleister - Poems by Aleister Crowley (read by Aleister Crowley) - Spotify
  • Cummings, EE - Somewhere I Have Never Travelled - (read by author) - YouTube
  • Cummings, EE - Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town - (read by author) - YouTube
  • Dante - Inferno (read by John Ciardi) - Spotify
  • DeTroyes, Chretien - Lancelot, or The Knight of the Cart- Stream
  • Dickinson, Emily - An 8 Hour Reading of Emily Dickinson Poetry- YouTube
  • Dickinson, Emily - The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Series 1 - Free iTunes - Free MP3
  • Dickinson, Emily - The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Series 2 - Free MP3
  • Dickinson, Emily - Poems & Letters - Spotify
  • Dickinson, Emily - Because I Could Not Stop for Death - Free MP3
  • Dickinson, Emily - Hope Is the Thing With Feathers - Free MP3
  • Dickinson, Emily - ‘I Started Early–Took My Dog’ - YouTube
  • Dickinson, Emily - There's a certain Slant of light" (read by Susan Howe) - YouTube
  • Donne, John - Death, Be Not Proud - Free Stream/MP3
  • Donne, John - The Good-morrow - Free Stream/MP3
  • Donne, John - The Sunne Rising - Free MP3
  • Ehrmann, Max - Desiderata (Read by Leonard Nimoy) - YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. - Four Quartets (Read by T.S. Eliot) - YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. - Four Quartets (Read by Alec Guinness) - YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. - Journey of the Magi(Read by T.S. Eliot) - YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. - Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (Read by T.S. Eliot) - Spotify playlist
  • Eliot, T.S. - The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
  • Eliot, T.S. - The Waste Land - Free MP3
    • Listen to reading by TS Eliot - YouTube 
    • Hear reading by Jeremy Irons and Eileen Atkins - Stream
  • Eliot, T.S. - T.S. Eliot Reading Poems and Choruses - Spotify
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence - A Coney Island of the Mind - Spotify
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence - Selections from A Coney Island of the Mind (read by author) - Free MP3 - Free Stream
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence - Baseball Canto - Free MP3/Stream
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence - Evil - Free MP3/Stream
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence - ‘The First and the Last of Everything’ (read by author) - Free Stream
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence - "Underwear" (read by author) - YouTube
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence - Wilfred Funk (read by author) - Free MP3/Stream
  • Frost, Robert - A Line Storm Song - Free MP3
  • Frost, Robert - My Butterfly - Free MP3
  • Frost, Robert - October - Free MP3
  • Frost, Robert - Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (read by author) - YouTube
  • Frost, Robert - The Gift Outright (read by author) - YouTube
  • Frost, Robert - "The Road Not Taken," "The Pasture," "Mowing," "Birches," "After Apple-Picking," and "The Tuft of Flowers" (read by the author)  - Free Stream
  • Frost, Robert - Robert Frost Reads His Poetry - Free Spotify
  • Gaiman, Neil - The Mushroom Hunters (read by Amanda Palmer) - Soundcloud
  • Ginsberg, Allen - A Supermarket in California (read by Ginsberg) - Free MP3
  • Ginsberg, Allen - America (read by Ginsberg) - Free Stream
  • Ginsberg, Allen - First Blues: Rags, Ballads and Harmonium Songs - Spotify
  • Ginsberg, Allen - Howl, A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley, and Supermarket in California (read by Ginsberg) - Free MP3/Stream
  • Ginsberg, Allen - Howl (read by Ginsberg, 1959) - YouTube - iTunes
  • Ginsberg, Allen - Howl (first recorded reading of Howl by Ginsberg, 1956) - Free Stream – Free iTunes - Web
  • Ginsberg, Allen - Howl (read by James Franco) - YouTube
  • Ginsberg, Allen - Jahweh and Allah Battle - Free Stream
  • Ginsberg, Allen - Kaddish and other works (read by Ginsberg) - Free Stream
  • Ginsberg , Allen - Mind Breaths (read by Ginsberg) - Free Stream/Download
  • Ginsberg, Allen - Sunflower Sutra  (read by Ginsberg) - Free MP3
  • Ginsberg, Allen - The Last Word on First Blues - Spotify
  • Ginsberg, Allen - The Lion for Real (read by Ginsberg) - Free on Spotify
  • Ginsberg, Allen - "The Shrouded Stranger Of The Night," "Sweet Levinsky," and "Stanzas: Written at Night in Radio City." - Free Stream/Download
  • Ginsberg, Allen - “What would you do if you lost it?” (read by Ginsberg) - Free Stream/Download
  • Ginsberg, Allen - Witchita Vortex Sutra - Spotify
  • Hardy, Thomas - Poems (read by Richard Burton) - Spotify
  • Hemingway, Ernest - Second Poem to Mary (read by Hemingway) - Free YouTube
  • Henley, Ernest - Invictus - Free YouTube
  • Hitchcock, Robyn - "If Death is Not the End" (Read by Alan Rickman) - Free Stream
  • Homer, The Odyssey - Free Stream/MP3 Download - Free iTunes
  • Hughes, Langston - Langston Hughes Reads Langston Hughes - Spotify
  • Hughes, Langston - The Dream Keeper and Other Poems of Langston Hughes (read by Hughes) - Spotify
  • Hughes, Langston - The Glory of Negro History - Spotify
  • Hughes, Langston - The Voice of Langston Hughes - Spotify
  • Hughes, Ted - Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes & Peter Porter Read Their Poetry - Spotify
  • Keats, John – To Autumn - Free MP3
  • Keats, John – Ode on a Grecian Urn - Free MP3
  • Keats, John – Ode to a Nightingale (as recited loosely by F. Scott Fitzgerald) - YouTube
  • Keats, John - Ode to a Nightingale (as read by Benedict Cumberbatch) - YouTube
  • Keats, John – On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer - Free MP3
  • Keats, John – When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be - Free MP3
  • Kerouac, Jack - 4 Albums with Kerouac Reciting Poetry & Verse - Spotify
  • Kipling, Rudyard - If (read by Dennis Hopper) - YouTube
  • Kipling, Rudyard – If (read by Michael Caine) - YouTube
  • Kipling, Rudyard – My Boy Jack (read by Ralph Fiennes) - YouTube
  • Kipling, Rudyard – The Gods of the Copybook Headings - Free MP3
  • Kipling, Rudyard – The Way Through the Woods - Free MP3
  • Levine, Philip - The Feed They Lion (read by Philip Levine) - YouTube
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth - Selected Works - Free MP3
  • McCrae, John - “In Flanders Fields" (read by Leonard Cohen) - YouTube
  • Melville, Herman – Ball’s Bluff - Free Stream
  • Merwin, W.S. - After a Storm (read by author) - Free Stream/Download
  • Milton, John – On His Blindness - Free MP3
  • Multiple Authors - 19 Century French Poetry, Read in French by Paul Mankin - Spotify
  • Multiple Authors - 20th Century French Poetry, Narrated by Paul Mankin - Spotify
  • Multiple Authors - French African Poetry, Read in French by Paul Mankin - Spotify
  • Nabokov, Vladimir - The University Town (read by Ralph Fiennes) - Free Stream
  • Nash, Ogden - Christmas with Ogden Nash - Spotify
  • Nash, Ogden - Ogden Nash Read Ogden Nash - Spotify
  • Neruda, Pablo - Birth (Read by Neruda) - Free Stream
  • Neruda, Pablo - Keeping Quiet (Read by Sylvia Boorstein) - Free Stream
  • Neruda, Pablo - Pablo Neruda Lee a Pablo Neruda - Spotify
  • Plath, Sylvia - Sylvia Plath reading her poetry (23 poems read by the author) - YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia - Ariel (read by author) - YouTube Stream
  • Plath, Sylvia - A Birthday Present (read by the author) - Free MP3/Stream
  • Plath, Sylvia - Daddy (read by author) - YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia - Fever 103 (read by the author) - YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia - Lady Lazarus (read by author) - YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia - The Applicant (read by the author) - YouTube
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – Annabel Lee - Free MP3
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven (read by Christopher Walken) - YouTube
  • Poe, Edgar Allan - The Raven - Free MP3
  • Pope, Alexander - Nature and Art - Free Stream
  • Pope, Alexander – The Quiet Life - Free Stream
  • Pound, Ezra - Cantico del sole - Free MP3 [text]
  • Pound, Ezra - Canto XVII ("So that the vine burst from my fingers') - Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra - Canto XXX - Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra - Canto XLV - Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra - Canto LVI - Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra - Homage to Sextus Propertius, Section VI (read by author) - Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra - Sestina: Altaforte (read by author) - YouTube
  • Pound, Ezra - The Seafarer  (read by author) - Free MP3
  • Rexroth, Kenneth - "One Hundred Poems from the Chinese" and "In Defense of the Earth" (read by the author) - Free Stream
  • Rich, Adrienne - Mourning Poem, Spring Thunder, White Night and other poems (read by author) - Free Stream/Download
  • Rich, Adrienne - "Planetarium" (read by astrophysicist Janna Levin) - Soundcloud
  • Rimbaud, Arthur – Illuminations - Free MP3 Zip File
  • Rumi - Poems read by  Tilda Swinton, Madonna, Robert Bly & Coleman Barks - YouTube/Soundcloud
  • Sandburg, Carl - A Lincoln Album: Readings by Carl Sandburg - Spotify
  • Sandburg, Carl - Chicago - Free Stream
  • Sandburg, Carl - The People Yes - Spotify
  • Sassoon, Siegfried - Aftermath (Read by Jeremy Irons) - YouTube
  • Sexton, Anne - Waiting to Die (read by author) - YouTube
  • Sexton, Anne - "Her Kind," "The Ambition Bird," "Ringing the Bells," "Music Swims Back to Me," and "The Truth the Dead Know" (read by the author) - Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne - "With Mercy for the Greedy," "The Starry Night," "Letter Written on a Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound," and "Self in 1958," (read by the author) - Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne - Divorce, Thy Name is Woman," "Gods Making a Living," "Jesus Cooks," "Jesus Walking," and "The Fury of Overshoes" (read by the author) - Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne - "Rowing," "Riding the Elevator Into the Sky," "The Play," "The Rowing Endeth," "Us," and "The Touch" (read by the author) - Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne - What's That - Spotify
  • Schiller, Friedrich - Poetry of Friedrich von Schiller: Read in German by Kinski - Spotify
  • Shakespeare, William – Shakespeare’s Sonnets - Free MP3s
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe – Adonais - Free MP3
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe – Ozymandias of Egypt - Free MP3
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe – Ozymandias (read by Bryan Cranston) - Free YouTube
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe - Various Poems (read by Vincent Price) - Free Spotify
  • Smith, Patti - Reading at Columbia University of Poetry That Would Become Horses (1975) - YouTube
  • Smith, Patti - Reading of 12 Poems From "Seventh Heaven" (1972) - YouTube
  • Stein, Gertrude - A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson (read by Gertrude Stein) - Free MP3
  • Stevens, Wallace - “Credences of Summer” and “An Ordinary Evening in New Haven” (read by the author) - Free Stream/Download
  • Stevens, Wallace - "The Idea of Order at Key West," "The Poem that Took the Place of a Mountain," and "Vacancy in the Park" (read by the author) - .au format - .gsm format -.ra format
  • Stevens, Wallace - To an Old Philosopher in Rome (read by the author) - Free MP3
  • Tennyson, Alfred Lord – Break, Break, Break - Free MP3
  • Tennyson, Alfred Lord – The Charge of the Light Brigade - Free MP3/Stream - Quicktime - RealPlayer
  • Tennyson, Alfred Lord – The Lotos-Eaters - Free MP3
  • Thomas, Dylan - Dylan Thomas Reads 8 Hours of His Poetry - Spotify
  • Thomas, Dylan - Three Poems Read by W.H. Auden - Free
  • Thomas, Dylan - An Evening with Dylan Thomas - Spotify
  • Thomas, Dylan - Richard Burton Reads 15 Poems by Dylan Thomas - Spotify
  • Thomas, Dylan - Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait’ and 14 Other Poems (read by Richard Burton) - YouTube
  • Thomas, Dylan - Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (read by the author) - Free MP3/Stream
  • Thomas, Dylan - Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (read by the Sir Anthony Hopkins) - Free YouTube
  • Thomas, Dylan - The Wild West (read by the author) - Free MP3/Stream
  • Thomas, Dylan - Under Milk Wood (read by the author) - Free MP3/Stream
  • Updike, John – Rainbow (read by author) - Free Stream
  • Valéry, Paul - "Fragment Du Narcisse" (read by author) - Free Stream
  • Virgil – Aeneid - Free MP3 Zip Download
  • Whitman, Walt – O Captain! My Captain! - Free MP3
  • Whitman, Walt – Leaves of Grass - Free MP3 Zip File - Free Stream
  • Whitman, Walt – Song of Myself and Other Poems - Free Stream/MP3
  • Whitman, Walt - Song of Myself (read by James Earl Jones) - Free Stream/Download
  • Whitman, Walt - Song of Myself (read by James Earl Jones) - Free Stream
  • Whitman, Walt - Song of Myself (read by Orson Welles) - Free Stream
  • Whitman, Walt - Song of Myself (read by Eric Forsythe/U. of Iowa) - Free Stream
  • Wilbur, Richard - A Storm in April, The Ride, Shad-Time, Advice From the Muse and Other Poems (read by author) - Free Stream/Download
  • Wilde, Oscar – The Ballad of Reading Gaol - Free MP3/Stream
  • Williams, Tennessee - Selected Poems - Free Stream/Download
  • Williams, Willam Carlos - Selected Poems (read by poet 1954 ) - Free MP3
  • Williams, William Carlos - 39 Poems Read for The Library of Congress Recording Laboratory. May 5, 1945 - Free MP3
  • Williams, William Carlos - The Red Wheelbarrow, Tract, The Defective Record, To a Poor Old Woman, A Coronal, To Elsie, The Wind Increases, Classic Scene (read by poet 1954) - Free
  • Wordsworth, William - Daffodils (Read by Jeremy Irons) - YouTube
  • Wordsworth, William - The Last of the Flock - Free MP3
  • Wordsworth, William – Solitary Reaper - Free MP3
  • Wordsworth, William - Tintern Abbey - Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler - William Butler Reads His Own Work - Spotify
  • Yeats, William Butler - The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The Fiddler of Dooney, The Song of the Old Mother, Coole and Ballylee (read by the author) - YouTube
  • Yeats, William Butler – Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven - Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler – Byzantium - Real Media
  • Yeats, William Butler – Lake Isle of Innesfree (read by the author) - Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler – Lake Isle of Innesfree (read by Anthony Hopkins) - YouTube
  • Yeats, William Butler - Sailing to Byzantium - Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler – The Cold Heaven - Free Stream/MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler - The Fiddler of Dooney (read by the author) - Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler - The Song of the Old Mother (read by the author) - Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler - To my Heart, bidding it have no Fear (read by Richard Dawkins) - YouTube
  • Yeats, William Butler - When You Are Old - Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler - When You Are Old (Read by Colin Farrell) - YouTube

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