101 Early Wallace Stevens Poems on Free Audio

Here’s a quick lit­tle find for the poet­ry lover: A slew of ear­ly poems by Wal­lace Stevens, the great Amer­i­can poet, can now be down­loaded as pod­casts (iTunes). They include many clas­sics — Anec­dote of the Jar, The Emper­or of Ice Cream, Peter Quince at the Clavier, Sun­day Morn­ing, Thir­teen Ways of Look­ing at a Black­bird, and many oth­ers. Record­ed for Lib­riVox by Alan Drake, all poems are in the pub­lic domain.

Speak­ing of Wal­lace Stevens, you may want to give a lis­ten to a pod­cast that we high­light­ed here once before. It fea­tures the great lit­er­ary crit­ic Harold Bloom (see bio) teach­ing a sem­i­nar at Yale on “The Art of Read­ing a Poem” (iTunesmp3). Here, Bloom takes his stu­dents through a poem by Wal­lace Stevens, Parts of a World,and moves between inter­pre­ta­tion and intrigu­ing per­son­al anec­dotes. If you want to hear a mas­ter at work, give a good lis­ten.

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  • inter­est­ed in your pro­grams thanks

  • marin says:

    Tried to d/l Wal­lace Stevens poems, but failed because you made it avail­able only in iTunes for­mat. Con­trary to your assump­tions, there are still a few peo­ple left on earth who don’t have Apple per­son­al enter­tain­ment devices, or want its bloat­ed intru­sive soft­ware on their com­put­ers…

  • One of the finest exe­cu­tions of intel­lec­tu­al enrich­ment and leisure I have ever expe­ri­enced on the web.

  • nego­cios en inter­net…

    Muy intere­sante el post. Quería añadir que en estos tiem­pos de cri­sis, empren­der un nego­cio por inter­net es lo que más prob­a­bil­i­dad de éxi­to tiene. Se nece­si­ta poca inver­sión, pero eso sí, mucho tra­ba­jo y ganas de apren­der cosas nuevas. Gra­cias. Jorge…

  • Hel­lo, I check your new stuff dai­ly. Your humoris­tic style
    is wit­ty, keep doing what you’re doing!

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