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LCC: PN6101 .E87 2009 (Source: dlc)
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A vibrant anthology and accompanying CD that revive a great American tradition: the joy of reciting poetry aloud.
Table Of Contents
CD track listing. To my dear and loving husband / Anne Bradstreet ; Of money / Barnabe Googe ; His excuse for loving / Ben Jonson ; My picture left in Scotland / Ben Jonson ; Tichborne's elegy / Chidiock Tichborne ; Song (When I am dead, my dearest) / Christina Rossetti ; from Jubilate agno (My cat Jeoffry) / Christopher Smart ; Eros turannos / Edwin Arlington Robinson ; Wild nights
wild nights
(249), The poets light but lamps
(883), and The soul selects her own society
(303) / Emily Dickinson ; Epitaph on Sir Philip Sidney / Fulke Greville ; Bethsabe's song / George Pelle ; Ode to a nightingale / John Keats ; To autumn / John Keats ; Methought I saw my late espous├Ęd saint / John Milton ; A married state / Katherine Philips ; My true love hath my heart and I have his / Philip Sidney ; Now winter nights enlarge / Thomas Campion ; from Song of myself (1 & 52) / Walt Whitman ; Epitaph on the Earl of Leicester / Sir Walter Raleigh ; On seeing a hair of Lucretia Borgia / Walter Savage Landor ; Epitaph on a hare / William Cowper.
Part I, Short lines, frequent rhymes. Infant joy / William Blake
Sick rose / William Blake
We real cook / Gwendolyn Brooks
When we two parted / George Gordon, Lord Byron
Now winter nights enlarge / Thomas Campion
For my contemporaries / J.V. Cunningham
Wild nights - wild nights! / Emily Dickinson
"Hope" is the thing with feathers / Emily Dickinson
Soul selects her own society / Emily Dickinson
If you were coming in the fall / Emily Dickinson
Poets light but lamps / Emily Dickinson
Song (sweetest love, I do not go) / John Donne
Gospel / Rita Dove
Dust of snow / Robert Frost
To earthward / Robert Frost
Tamer and hawk / Thom Gunn
Self-unseeing / Thomas Hardy
Ring presented to Julia / Robert Hetrick
Spring and fall / Gerard Manley Hopkins
Otherwise / Jane Kenyon
Facing it / Yysef Komunyakaa
Song on porcelain / Czeslaw Milosz
In time of plague / Thomas Nashe
Fairy-land / Edgar Allan Poe
Lie / Sir Walter Raleigh
My papa's waltz / Theodore Roethke
Wish for a young wife / Theodore Roethke
Needle / Charles Simic
To Mistress Margery Wentworth / John Skelton
Question / May Swenson
To one that had little wit / George Turberville
Fine work with pitch and copper / / William Carlos Williams
Poem ("As the cat") / William Carlos Williams
To waken an old lady / William Carlos Williams
Coat / William Butler Yeats.
Part II, Long lines, strophes, parallelisms. from Ecclesiastes: or, the Preacher
City limits / A.R. Ammons
Epitaph on Sir Philip Sidney / Fulke Greville
When you're lying awake with a dismal headache / W.S. Gilbert
Supermarket in California / Allen Ginsberg
Afterwards / Thomas Hardy
Spelt from Sibyl's leaves / Gerard Manley Hopkins
Proverb / Kenneth Koch
Bavarian gentians / D.H. Lawrence
Fish / Marianne Moore
Columbus / Ogden Nash
Autumn hath all the summer's fruitful treasure / Thomas Nashe
I am a cowboy in the boat of Ra / Ishmael Reed
from Jubilante agno [my cat Jeoffry] / Christopher Smart
Lover exhorteth his lady to take time, while time is / George Tuberville
Liver / Charles Harper Webb
from Song of myself / Walt Whitman
Dog / C.K. Williams
Singing / C.K. Williams
Self portrait on a rocky mount / C.D. Wright.
Part III, Ballads, repetitions, refrains. Cruel mother
House that Jack built
There was a man
Western wind
It was raining in the capital / John Ashbery
Burglar of Babylon / Elizabeth Bishop
Chemin de Fer / Elizabeth Bishop
Low barometer / Robert Bridges
Green grow the rashes, O / Robert Burns
Jabberwocky / Lewis Carroll
Epitaph on a hare / William Cowper
If you / Robert Creeley
Bunches of grapes / Walter de la Mare
When I was fair and young / Queen Elizabeth I
Concord hymn / Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lullaby of a lover / George Gascoigne
Darkling thrush / Thomas Hardy
Oxen / Thomas Hardy
Invictus / W.E. Henley
Battle-hymn of the Republic / Julia Ward Howe
Seventh / Attila Jozsef
Fado / J.D. McClatchy
Ballad of Aunt Geneva / Marilyn Nelson
Village of reason / Michael Palmer
Samurai song / Robert Pinsky
Nature, that washed her hands in milk / Sir Walter Raleigh
Eros Turannos / Edwin Arlington Robinson
Miniver Cheevy / Edwin Arlington Robinson
Song (When I am dead, my dearest) / Christina Rossetti
Up-hill / Christina Rossetti
When that I was and a little tiny boy / William Shakespeare
Ballad / Charles Simic
song from The princess (The splendour falls) / Alfred Tennyson
Slumber did my spirit seal / William Wordsworth
Blame not my lute / Thomas Wyatt.
Part IV, Love poems. N.V.N. / Anna Akhmatova
Dover Beach / Matthew Arnold
Variation on the word Sleep / Margaret Atwood
Yoke / Frank Bidart
Marriage for the millennium / Eavan Boland
To my dear and loving husband / Anne Bradstreet
Serenade at the villa / Robert Browning
Follow your saint / Thomas Campion
Body, remember / Constantine Cavafy
Valediciton: forbidding mourning / John Donne
Good morrow / John Donne
Fine knacks for ladies / John Dowland
How many paltry, foolish, painted things (Sonnet 6) / Michael Drayton
Three sorts of serpents do resemble thee / Michael Drayton
Love song: I and thou / Alan Dugan
Little brown baby / Paul Laurence Dunbar
Putting in the seed / Robert Frost
Measuring the tyger / Jack Gilbert
Mock orange / Louise Gluck
Yoko / Thomas Gunn
Those winter Sundays / Robert Hayden
Skunk / Seamus Heaney
Familiarization is not good - it / Lyn Hejinian
Delight in disorder / Robert Herrick
Upon Julia's clothes / Robert Herrick
His excuse for loving / Ben Jonson
My picture left in Scotland / Ben Jonson
Garden by moonlight / Amy Lowell
Letter / Amy Lowell
To his coy mistress / Andrew Marvell
She / James McMichael
Methought I saw my late espoused saint / John Milton
Lover: a ballad / Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Illusion / Carol Muske-Dukes
Hardness scale / Joyce Peseroff
To my excellent Lucasia, on our friendship / Katherine Philips
Epistle to Miss Blount / Alexander Pope
River-merchant's wife: a letter / Ezra Pound
Artfully adorned Aphrodite / Sappho
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought (Sonnet 30) / William Shakespeare
What is your substance, whereof are you made (Sonnet 53) / William Shakespeare
To me, fair friend, you never can be old (Sonnet 104) / William Shakespeare
My true love hath my heart and I have his / Philip Sidney
final soliloquy of the interior paramour / Wallace Stevens
Love song / William Carlos Williams
Sappho / William Carlos Williams
My muse now happy, lay thyself to rest (Sonnet 103) / Mary Wroth
Madam, withouten many words / Thomas Wyatt
They flee from me / Thomas Wyatt
Her triumph / William Butler Yeats
Crazy Jane gown old looks at the dancers / William Butler Yeats.
Part V, Stories. Man-moth / Elizabeth Bishop
Poison tree / William Blake
Chimney-sweeper (from Songs of innocence) / William Blake
Harlem happiness / Sterling Brown
My last duchess / Robert Browning
Waiting for the barbarians / Constantine Cavafy
Badger / John Clare
tomatoes / Stephen Dobyns
Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock / T.S. Eliot
Days / Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gilgamesh, I: the story / David Ferry
Home burial / Robert Frost
Tributaries / Louise Gluck
Story about the body / Robert Hass
Frederick Douglass / Robert Hayden
Woofer (When I consider the African-American) / Terrance Hayes
Love unknown / George Herbert
Vulture / Robinson Jeffers
Dying speech of an old philosopher / Walter Savage Landor
Paul Revere's ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Michelangelo: To Giovanni da Pistoia when the author was painting the vault of the Sistine Chapel / Gail Mazur
What he thought / Heather McHugh
Bible study: 71 B.C.E. / Sharold Olds
Dulce et decorum est / Wilfred Owen
Alone / Edgar Allan Poe
Captain Carpenter / John Crowe Ransom
Dickhead / Michael Ryan
Ozymandias / Percy Bysshe Shelley
Not waving but drowning / Stevie Smith
Old man leaves party / Mark Strand
Lost pilot / James Tate
Ulysses / Alfred Tennyson
Casey at the bat / Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Tichborne's elegy / Chidiock Tichborne
Hen / Ellen Voigt
Dedication for a plot of ground / William Carlos Williams
This is just to say / William Carlos Williams
Night wash / Anne Winters
Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight / Yvor Winters
Ars poetica: some recent criticism / James Wright.
Part VI, Odes, complaints, and celebrations. Rights of woman / Anna Laetitia Barbauld
For the twentieth century / Frank Bidart
Tyger / William Blake
Boy breaking glass / Gwendolyn Brooks
Startled into life like fire / Charles Bukowski
What is a day / Thomas Camlion
Homage to my hips / Lucille Clifton
Kubla Khan / Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Some days / Billy Collins
Caesarea / Alfred Corn
Lines written during a period of insanity / William Cowper
to Brooklyn Bridge / Hart Crane
Yet do I marvel / Countee Cullen
Buffalo Bill's / E.E. Cummings
For the last wolverine / James Dickey
Days of me / Stuart Dischell
Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae / Ernest Dowson
My mother would be a falconress / Robert Duncan
America / Allen Ginsberg
Prayer / Jorie Graham
Church monuments / George Herbert
Virtue / George Herbert
Ode for hi / Robert Herrick
Corinna's going a-Maying / Robert Herrick
God's grandeur / Gerard Manley Hopkins
Pied beauty / Gerard Manley Hopkins
Negro speaks of rivers / Langston Hughes
Rondeau / Leigh Hunt
On the death of Dr. Robert Levet / Samuel Johnson
Ode to himself / Ben Jonson
Hour-glas / Ben Jonson
Ode on a Grecian urn / John Keats
Ode to a nightingale / John Keats
To autumn / John Keats
To my twenties / Kenneth Koch
On seeing a hair of Lucretia Borgia / Walter Savage Landor
Past ruin'd Ilion Helen lives / Walter Savage Landor
Piano / D.H. Larence
Where is the angel? / Denise Levertov
Shunk hour / Robert Lowell
In Houston / Gail Mazur
Drunk in the furnace / W.S. Merwin
Moy sand and gravel / Paul Muldoon
Poet's work / Lorine Niedecker
Naphtha / Frank O'Hara
Pslam / George Oppen
Chemo side effects: memory / Elise Partridge
Bethsabe's song / George Peele
Nick and the candlestick / Sylvia Plath
On the cards and dice / Sir Walter Raleigh
Diving into the wreck / Adrienne Rich
Archaic torso of Apollo / Rainer Maria Rilke
For my father / Philip Schultz
Glories of our blood and state / James Shirley
Lamentation on Ur / Tom Sleigh
Behaving like a Jew / Gerald Stern
Madame La Fleurie / Wallace Stevens
Snow man / Wallace Stevens
Land of counterpane / Robert Louis Stevenson
Star / Jane Taylor
Italian music in Dakota / Walt Whitman
Turtle / William Carlos Williams
Lines / William Wordsworth
Lake isle of Innisfree / William Butler Yeats.
Part VII, Parodies, ripostes, jokes, and insults. On being fired again / Erin Belieu
Dream song / John Berryman
Several voices out of a cloud / Louise Bogan
Doctor fell / Thomas Brown
On some South African novelists / Roy Campbell
You don't know what love is / Raymond Carver
Marriage / Gregory Corso
Epigrams 42, 60, 62 / J.V. Cunningham
How we heard the name / Alan Dugan
How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot / T.S. Eliot
Zero-account / David Gewanter
Of money / Barnabe Googe
Afterwards / Seamus Heaney
Variations on a theme by William Carlos Williams / Kenneth Koch
This be the verse / Philip Larkin
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear / Edward Lear
I, being born a woman and distressed / Edna St. Vincent Millay
Reasons that induced Dr. Swift to write a poem called the Lady's dressing room / Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
To be liked by you would be a calamity / Marianne Moore
Married state / Katherine Philips
Hustler speaks of places / Carl Phillips
Lake isle / Ezra Pound
Epitaph on the Earl of Leicester / Sir Walter Raleigh
Chard Whitlow / Henry Reed
Academic / Theodore Roethke
Who's on first? / Lloyd Schwartz
Old Jake / Alan Shapiro
Thoughts about the person from Porlock / Stevie Smith
Pleasures of merely circulating / Wallace Stevens
Eating poetry / Mark Strand
Lady's dressing room / Jonathan Swift
Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots, dec'd. / Mark Twain
Grecian kindness / John Wilmot
Upon nothing / John Wilmot
Personals / C.D. Wright
Scholars / William Butler Yeats.
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Pinsky, Robert. Essential pleasures