Thursday, April 28, 2005

The Voice of the Poet

I have failed my poetry month goal to post once a week about little known poets or small presses. Now April is almost over. Alas, there is always next year. One last poetry month fling. Have you heard about Random House's The Voice of the Poet series? I have several of them and they are fabulous. Yes, I realize that most of them are dead white men or just plain dead, but how can you pass up the opportunity to have a recording of Anne Sexton or Adrienne Rich? There is also Allen Ginsberg reading Howl and T.S. Eliot reading The Waste Land (I haven't listened to the last two yet). They are available on CD or cassette and each one comes with a little book of the poems on the recording. A nice way to spend an evening.