Spoken Word: American Poets
Brisish Library Publishing | ISBN 9780712351065
Number of disks: 3
DVD region: ALL
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This three CD set is a companion to the British Poets compilation. Twenty-eight poets are included, from Gertrude Stein, born in 1874, to Amiri Baraka, born in 1934. The 20th century was a time of enormous energy and variety in American poetry, embracing such illustrious names as T S Eliot, e e cummings, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Robinson Jeffers, Langston Hughes, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. Each of the poets is heard reading from their own work. The recordings are mostly taken from previously unpublished BBC broadcasts.