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Shakespeare’s Sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. The poems were probably written over a period of several years.
 
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The Daily Poem
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Presented by the Close Reads Podcast Network, The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors to the Close Reads network. Some lite commentary is included and the shorter poems are often read twice, as time permits.
 
Poetry lovers and lovers themselves would certainly know and remember these lines: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.....” These and other sublime verses are contained in this collection of tender, mystical, philosophical poems Sonnets from the Portuguese, published originally in 1850. The poet herself was part of one of the most famous literary love-stories of all time – a saga filled with romance, danger and severe opposition from her family. Born into a prominent and extremely we ...
 
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Song of Sonnet
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I am an actor and a writer. I love classic literature, and talking about what it takes to make good art.
 
Es un radioshow de Techno, Deep y Melodic Techno con el musico y productor Colombiano Fernando Olaya presentando las nuevas pistas del sello disquero Sonnet Speciale y las pistas mas sonadas en las discos underground de todo el planeta.www.fernandoolaya.com
 
Best known for his scary tales, mystery and detective stories and imaginative fantasy stories, Edgar Allan Poe was also a gifted poet. He wrote more than 70 poems and almost all of them have been widely appreciated by readers and critics alike. This collection contains some of his most famous ones, including the immortal Raven, which combines a sense of doom and nameless despair. With its ringing, alliterative and repetitive lines and strange, supernatural atmosphere, it remains one of Poe's ...
 
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Bookworm
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Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
 
Sonnets from the Portuguese, written ca. 1845–1846 and first published in 1850, is a collection of forty-four love sonnets written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The poems largely chronicle the period leading up to her 1846 marriage to Robert Browning. The collection was acclaimed and popular even in the poet's lifetime and it remains so today. Elizabeth was initially hesitant to publish the poems, feeling that they were too personal. However, Robert insisted that they were the best sequence ...
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you seventeen recordings of Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 15th, 2006.
 
To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, LibriVox volunteers bring you ten different recordings of Sonnet 73. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 23rd, 2006.(Summary by Annie Coleman)
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 different recordings of Sonnet 28 by William Shakespeare. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of August 26th, 2007.
 
Librivox volunteers bring you 10 readings of The Sonnet by Richard Watson Gilder. This was the weekly poetry project for October 5, 2014.
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you seventeen different readings of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130. This sonnet offers a look into the Elizabethan ideal of womanly beauty, then turns it on its head with wry realism. Then as now, real beauty is inside. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of March 5, 2006.(Summary by Fox in the Stars)
 
Adam Mickiewicz is considered one of the greatest of Polish poets. Sonnets from the Crimea was composed during a trip to that region in 1825 and rapidly became one of the poet's most popular works. The sonnets are read in Polish and English. (Introduction by Algy Pug) The poems in Polish were read by Piotr Nater, the poems in English by Algy Pug.
 
Two non-poetry expert read a Shakespearean sonnet, analyze it in real time, then check the Internet to discover expert interpretations. This show will probably not make you smarter. But you never know.
 
Poems from Here creates a momentary community of speaker and listeners, where vibrant language slows time down and helps us to pay attention to our world.
 
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EnglishReadings
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Microlectures and readings from English literature; by Michael Blackburn, writer, poet, retired lecturer.A traditional approach to the appreciation of literature. English Readings comprises two strands. The first is brief lectures/podcasts on specific texts or authors which may, I hope, prove of some interest to students and those with a love of English literature; the second is short readings of extracts from texts that may not be so well-known but which deserve a wider readership. These po ...
 
Librivox volunteers bring you eight different readings of William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 23, a weekly poetry project.(Summary by Annie Coleman)
 
The Holy Sonnets—also known as the Divine Meditations or Divine Sonnets—are a series of nineteen poems by the English poet John Donne (1572–1631). The sonnets were first published in 1633—two years after Donne's death. Summary from Wikipedia.
 
Helen Hunt Jackson is probably most famous for her work on behalf of Native Americans’ rights. However, this short volume presents a sonnet for each month of the year, devoted simply and beautifully to the shifting wonder of nature through the seasons. (Summary by Laura Fox)
 
Helen Hunt Jackson is probably most famous for her work on behalf of Native Americans’ rights. However, this short volume presents a sonnet for each month of the year, devoted simply and beautifully to the shifting wonder of nature through the seasons.(Summary by Laura Fox)
 
Shakespeare’s sonnets comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. (Summary from wikipedia.org)
 
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No Holds Bard
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The Shakespeare podcast Shakespeare would have listened to!* This weekly podcast comes in several flavors. Every other week, you'll get our regular episode features a lightning round on several intersections of Shakespeare and the present day, an underused Shakespearian phrase that you can roll into your everyday conversation to impress/annoy your friends, and a homework assignment currently being blown off by a lazy high school student from the internet. Once a month, we offer SO YOU'RE GOI ...
 
Shakespeare Sundays with Chop Bard, is a practical, and enthusiastic exploration of William Shakespeare’s work. Each episode will take on a single subject taken from his words, lines, poetry, themes, or resources, in order to better understand them, and find out what use can be made of them.
 
The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 23 different recordings of Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of February 4th, 2007.
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of "Sonnet on a Wet Summer" by John Codrington Bampfield. This was the weekly poem for the week of July 1, 2012.
 
John Donne (1572 – March 31, 1631) was a Jacobean poet and preacher, representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works, notable for their realistic and sensual style, include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and immediacy of metaphor, compared with that of his contemporaries. Towards the end of his life Donne wrote works that challenged death, and the fear ...
 
Anthony is memorizing all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets and discussing them with Melinda Hall. He's not an expert in Shakespeare. Lucky for him Melinda is an expert and is there to help.
 
Located in a part of Cumbria that was once part of Lancashire, the River Duddon rises in the high fells of the Lake District and flows for 25 miles through varied scenery before disappearing into the sands between Millom and Barrow-in-Furness. Wordsworth’s series of sonnets, inspired by his walks along the river, were written over a period of years, but are arranged so as to follow its downward course from the fells to the sea. Part One of this reading consists of the 33 sonnets and postscri ...
 
James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered for his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he started working in 1917. In 1920 he was the first black to be chosen as executive secretary of the organization, effectively the operating officer. - Summary by Wikipedia
 
A listening tour through 450 years of Shakespeare - on stage, in history, in our culture, and in person.
 
Shakespeare's Sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. The poems were probably written over a period of several years. (Summary from wikipedia)
 
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Lucky Words
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During April, which is National Poetry Month, I will be reading and discussing a poem every day. Each day, I will try to record in a new, interesting location outdoors: on a trail or a mountain or in the desert.
 
A collection of poetry by the Boston poetess. Sections are nature, love, miscellaneous, sonnets and 'for my nieces and nephews'. - Summary by Lynne Thompson
 
This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson’s collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States.
 
The Amoretti (meaning little love poems) is a sequence of 89 sonnets written in the tradition of the Petrarchan sonnets, a popular form for poets of the Renaissance period. Spenser’s sequence has been largely neglected in modern times, while those of his contemporaries William Shakespeare and Sir Philip Sidney have been acclaimed. However, because of the artistic skill, along with the emotion and the humor exhibited, these poems deserve a broader hearing, even though they may be somewhat dif ...
 
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Epitome
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Excerpts from great writings by master writers, storytellers, philosophers, poets as well as original commentary by informed enthusiasts. Genres will range from fiction, drama, and essay to poetry, oratory, and aphorism.
 
Welcome to the Poetry Studio Podcast, a podcast for poetry lovers and students where we read and discuss a poem, poetic devices, and how to write poetry.
 
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Poetry Koan
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Poetry prescriptions for cracking open hearts & minds, bodies & souls
 
Stars Wars Sonnets is a collection of original poetry that pays tribute to prominent and inspiring Star Wars heroes and heroines.You can read more great original poetry at:antipodeanwriter.wordpress.com
 
In honor of Kristin and Corey’s wedding (April 2006) we’ve recorded a selection of wedding-themed poems. Congratulations, you two!
 
Eugene Oneguine is a classic of Russian literature, and its eponymous protagonist has served as the model for a number of Russian literary heroes (so-called superfluous men). It was published in serial form between 1825 and 1832. The first complete edition was published in 1833, and the currently accepted version is based on the 1837 publication.Almost the entire work is made up of 389 stanzas of iambic tetrameter with the unusual rhyme scheme "AbAbCCddEffEgg", where the uppercase letters re ...
 
Emma Lazarus was an American poet born in New York City. She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty placed in 1903. - Summary by Wikipedia
 
Classical educators discussing what's important.
 
A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selections from the epics of Homer and Hesiod. The contemporary rhapsode performs the classical poetry of his or her language, culture, and tradition. Any particular collection and arrangement of poems for performance I term a “rhapsody.” In general terms, a rhapsody is an ecstatic expression of feeling and enthusiasm. In music, a rhapsody is an instrumental ...
 
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elf teacher & french learner. find me at instagram.com/aonemancult
 
Join me each week as I escape from the grind of daily life into a world of magic and infinite possibilities. You might hear a tale of two male frogs trying to resist the obvious sexual tension in the room, or maybe a sonnet about the time I told Cheryl she looked like a bitch. Whatever your fancy we've got it hear at Storytime! Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and head on over to the Sweetie Bone YouTube channel for some extra fun!
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
Terrance Hayes discusses the heat in poetry, and writing that takes us past our boundaries. His new book, seventy sonnets written in the first two hundred days of Trump's presidency, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, flies out of the cages of literary, cultural, and historical forms. Poetry, being supreme, takes in the many side ...…
 
About the interdependence between humans and trees, Richard Powers found a place for the non-human in literary fiction with his new book, The Overstory. The reader’s interest and affection are captured by poignant and visceral characters who open a perspective larger than the domestic. Richard Powers says there is no separate thing called human ...…
 
Today's poem is Wallace Stevens' "Gallant Chateau." Remember: Subscribe, rate, review!
 
This week we’ll take time with Time, bug you, and finally weight in with a well-considered take on the Shakespeare authorship question that has kicked up once again over the past month or so. www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P. ...…
 
About the interdependence between humans and trees, Richard Powers found a place for the non-human in literary fiction with his new book, The Overstory. The reader’s interest and affection are captured by poignant and visceral characters who open a perspective larger than the domestic. Richard Powers says there is no separate thing called human ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Unknown.
 
Get your inner bard on! In this episode, you will hear "Sonnet 15" by William Shakespeare. And--if you don't already know--you will learn how the sonnet is the most amazing form of poetry ever devised! You can read along with the text of the poem here: https://aaronmbauer.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/sonnet-15-when-i-consider-everything-that-grows- ...…
 
"Awake, awake, English nobility!" In episode #12, we look at Shakespeare's early history play Henry VI, Part 1, which sets the tone for the Wars of the Roses. It's a rip-roaring, Hollywoodised tour of history. Come along to the Gates of Ruin, pick your favourite-coloured rose, and mercilessly mock the French. Why not? Everyone else here is doin ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Allan Poe.
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Allan Poe.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Unknown.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
We have a new memorization contest + a new folk song/poem. Remember: subscribe, rate, review!
 
The editors discuss Natalie Eilbert’s poem “Mediastinum” from the May 2019 issue of Poetry.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Unknown.
 
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O, how thy worth with manners may I sing, When thou art all the better part of me? What can mine own praise to mine own self bring? And what is't but mine own when I praise thee? Even for this, let us divided live, And our dear love lose name of single one. That by this separation I may give That due to thee which thou deserv'st alone. O absenc ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Unknown.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Allan Poe.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Unknown.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Allan Poe.
 
Today's poem, inspired by yesterday's De La Mare poem, is Edgar Allan Poe's "To Helen." Remember: subscribe, rate, review.
 
A video from the summerhouse (instead of a podcast) - this brief extract is from The South Country by Edward Thomas (centenary edition of the volume issued by Little Toller Books in 2009).For more on Edward Thomas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Thomas_(poet)If you have enjoyed this podcast or others on my channel please consider showing ...…
 
Today’s poem is “The Rhubarb Route” by Wesley McNair. Wes was Maine’s fourth poet laureate and is the author of ten books of poems, most recently The Unfastening. He’s currently professor emeritus and Writer in Residence at the University of Maine Farmington, where he directed the creative writing program for many years.…
 
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