In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry

In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry

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Overview

The audience for the four-CD box set In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry is limited, but those who want to delve deep into this collection -- which features poets reading their own work, with over 120 poems included -- will find this immensely rewarding. Beginning with an 1890 recording of Walt Whitman reading "America," the set runs through many of the greatest poets of the next 100 years, who all have representative, if not their most famous, poems included. There are some omissions -- T.S. Eliot was not included, for instance -- but there has never been a set like this compiled before, nor is it likely to happen again. In Their Own Voices is a treasure for poetry and spoken word devotees.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/1996
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227240844
catalogNumber: 72408

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. America
  2. The Lake Isle of Innisfree
  3. The Song of the Old Mother
  4. The Road Not Taken
  5. Birches
  6. If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso
  7. So and So Reclining on Her Couch
  8. The Red Wheelbarrow
  9. To Elsie
  10. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley
  11. Bird-Witted
  12. Recuerdo
  13. Next of Course God America
  14. Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town
  15. To Juan at the Winter Solstice
  16. The Openings of the Battle of Gettysburg
  17. The Negro Speaks of Rivers
  18. Ballad of the Gypsy
  19. Mulatto
  20. Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man
  21. Love Recognized
  22. King of the River
  23. In Memory of W.B. Yeats, Pt. 1

Disc 2

  1. I Knew a Woman
  2. Elegy for Jane
  3. Rough
  4. Thoughts During an Air Raid
  5. My Sisters, O My Sisters
  6. In Our Time
  7. Despisals
  8. The Ballad of Orange and Grape
  9. The World Is So Difficult to Give Up...
  10. This Is the Solution, to Be Happy with Slaughter...
  11. Here I Am with Mike in Hand, Shooting Down the Rapids...
  12. I Killed a Fly...
  13. What About Dying?...
  14. Scars
  15. It Is
  16. Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
  17. If I Were Tickled by the Rub of Love
  18. Happiness
  19. The Old Flame
  20. Skunk Hour
  21. Epilogue
  22. Crossing Over
  23. See It Was Like This When...
  24. Underwear
  25. The Secret of My Endurance
  26. Thanksgrieving
  27. Sonnet for Minimalists
  28. Shame
  29. Apology
  30. Love Calls Us to the Things of This World
  31. American Haikus
  32. Monet Refuses the Operation
  33. America
  34. Song
  35. After Making Love We Hear Footsteps
  36. Last Gods

Disc 3

  1. The River Bees
  2. A Blessing
  3. The Truth the Dead Know
  4. All My Pretty Ones
  5. Phenomenal Woman
  6. Even in Paris
  7. Diving into the Woods
  8. Omeros
  9. The Song of the Taste
  10. How Poetry Comes to Me
  11. Why I Take Good Care of My Macintosh Computer
  12. Daddy
  13. Ariel
  14. The Greatest Poem in the World
  15. An Oddly Lovely Day Alone
  16. Learning About Easter and Passover
  17. Bang, Bang Outishly
  18. Rhythim Blues
  19. Shazam Doowah
  20. The Story of Issac
  21. Dahomey
  22. Putting the Good Things Away
  23. Right to Life
  24. Keeping Things Whole
  25. The Way It Is
  26. The Poem
  27. Zimmer Imagines Heaven
  28. Yes Lord, He Was Born...
  29. Cruelty

Disc 4

  1. I Have Had to Learn to Live with My Face
  2. Dear John, Dear Coltrane
  3. We Were So Poor...
  4. I Was Stolen by the Gypsies...
  5. Everybody Knows the Story
  6. Lester Leaps In
  7. For Poets
  8. A Dance for Militant Dilettantes
  9. Odysseus to Telemachsu
  10. Ode to My Shoes
  11. Prayer
  12. Translator's Son
  13. Wonder
  14. The Lost Pilot
  15. One Kiss
  16. The Tent People of Beverly Hills
  17. Uh Oh Plutonium
  18. The Fine Printing on the Label of a Bottle of Non-Alcohol Beer
  19. The Sweat Lodge
  20. Logan Heights and the World
  21. The Colonel
  22. Wild Gratitude
  23. For Anna Mae Pictou Aquash
  24. Tia Sophia
  25. This Is Number 26
  26. I Am Offering You This Poem
  27. Parsley
  28. Raisin Eyes
  29. The Children's Undercroft
  30. The Concrete River
  31. Tia Chucha
  32. My Father, in Heaven, Is Reading out Loud

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leonard Cohen   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Allen Ginsberg   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Jack Kerouac   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Langston Hughes   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Lawrence Ferlinghetti   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Gertrude Stein   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Robert Frost   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Ogden Nash   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Dylan Thomas   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Anne Sexton   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Charles Bukowski   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Ezra Pound   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Edna St. Vincent Millay   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Joseph Brodsky   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Marianne Moore   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
May Sarton   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Sylvia Plath   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Galway Kinnell   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
James Wright   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Muriel Rukeyser   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Erica Jong   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Richard Wilbur   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Robert Graves   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Robert Lowell   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Theodore Roethke   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
William Stanley Merwin   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Wallace Stevens   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Joy Harjo   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Cohn   Track Performer
Maya Angelou   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Amiri Baraka   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Richard Howard   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Luis Rodriguez   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Zoot Sims   Track Performer
Anne Waldman   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Robert Penn Warren   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Young   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
James Tate   Track Performer
David Ray   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Wystan Hugh Auden   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Steven Vincent Benét   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Joseph Bruchac   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
e.e. cummings   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Carolyn Forché   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
David Ignatow   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Stanley Kunitz   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Howard Nemerov   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Marge Piercy   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
William Stafford   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Mark Strand   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Carmen Tafolla   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
John Updike   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Mona Vanduyn   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Paul Zimmer   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Luci Tapahonso   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Diane Wakoski   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Derek Walcott   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Gary Snyder   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
John Ciardi   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Lucille Clifton   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Adrian Louis   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Adrienne Rich   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Audre Lorde   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
James Tate   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Jimmy Baca   Track Performer
John Ashbery   Track Performer
William Carlos Williams   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Rita Dove   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Donald Revell   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Juan Felipe Herrera   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Dipshits   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Li-Young Lee   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Charles Simic   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Edward Hirsch   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
James Ragan   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Sharon Olds   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Michael S. Harper   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Dan Jaffe   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Lisel Mueller   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
William Meredith   Track Performer
Tess Gallagher   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Mark Daterman   Guitar
William Butler Yeats   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Stephen Spender   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Walt Whitman   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Poetry
Allen Ginsberg   Poetry
Jack Kerouac   Poetry
Langston Hughes   Poetry
Lawrence Ferlinghetti   Poetry
Gertrude Stein   Poetry
Robert Frost   Poetry
Ogden Nash   Poetry
Dylan Thomas   Poetry
Anne Sexton   Poetry
Charles Bukowski   Poetry
Ezra Pound   Poetry
Edna St. Vincent Millay   Poetry
Joseph Brodsky   Poetry
Marianne Moore   Poetry
May Sarton   Poetry
Sylvia Plath   Poetry
Galway Kinnell   Poetry
James Wright   Poetry
Muriel Rukeyser   Poetry
Erica Jong   Poetry
Richard Wilbur   Poetry
Robert Graves   Poetry
Robert Lowell   Poetry
Theodore Roethke   Poetry
William Stanley Merwin   Poetry
Wallace Stevens   Poetry
Joy Harjo   Poetry,Liner Notes
Maya Angelou   Poetry
Amiri Baraka   Poetry
Richard Howard   Poetry
Jason Rainey   Illustrations
Luis Rodriguez   Poetry
Anne Waldman   Poetry
Robert Penn Warren   Poetry
Young   Poetry,Liner Notes
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Patrick Milligan   Contributor
David Ray   Poetry
Wystan Hugh Auden   Poetry
Steven Vincent Benét   Poetry
Joseph Bruchac   Poetry
e.e. cummings   Poetry
Carolyn Forché   Poetry
David Ignatow   Poetry
Stanley Kunitz   Poetry
Howard Nemerov   Poetry
Marge Piercy   Poetry
Rebekah Presson Mosby   Liner Notes
William Stafford   Poetry
Mark Strand   Poetry
Carmen Tafolla   Poetry
John Updike   Poetry
Mona Vanduyn   Poetry
Paul Zimmer   Poetry
Luci Tapahonso   Poetry
Diane Wakoski   Poetry
Derek Walcott   Poetry
Gary Snyder   Poetry
John Ciardi   Poetry
Lucille Clifton   Poetry
Adrian Louis   Poetry
Adrienne Rich   Poetry
Audre Lorde   Poetry
James Tate   Poetry
William Carlos Williams   Poetry
Rita Dove   Poetry
Donald Revell   Poetry
Juan Felipe Herrera   Poetry
Dipshits   Poetry
Li-Young Lee   Poetry
Charles Simic   Poetry
Edward Hirsch   Poetry
James Ragan   Poetry
Sharon Olds   Poetry
Michael S. Harper   Composer,Poetry
Dan Jaffe   Poetry
Lisel Mueller   Poetry
Tess Gallagher   Poetry
William Butler Yeats   Poetry
Stephen Spender   Poetry
Walt Whitman   Poetry

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