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Classic Poetry Aloud
February 16, 2009 10:39 AM   Subscribe

Classic Poetry Aloud: free recordings of 427 public domain poems.
posted by Iridic (8 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
fucking sweet. thanks for this, iridic. an invaluable resource: now my squeeze won't be forced to endure my own poetry when i grow amorous and/or drunk.
posted by barrett caulk at 11:06 AM on February 16, 2009


Ok, cool idea, but he should really have a "user submission" option, so people can send him poetry recordings.

And either the site is way slow, or metafilter is killing poetry!
posted by cjorgensen at 11:19 AM on February 16, 2009


*Fires up Reason for a Blake/Keats/Wordsworth mashup remix*
posted by slogger at 11:39 AM on February 16, 2009


Free recordings by professionals with fantastic reading voices and acting skills and so on? Or free recordings by anyone who has a copy of the poem, a recording device, and an internet connection?
posted by pracowity at 11:41 AM on February 16, 2009


Free recordings by professionals with fantastic reading voices and acting skills and so on? Or free recordings by anyone who has a copy of the poem, a recording device, and an internet connection?

More the former - there's only one reader, a fellow named Don. For the latter, try Librivox.
posted by Iridic at 12:03 PM on February 16, 2009


Cool! Needs the freestuff tag.
posted by Effigy2000 at 12:19 PM on February 16, 2009


This is just to say

Thanks for posting
the website
with poems
read aloud

and which
I was probably
going
to post myself

I forgive you
It is delicious
so sweet
and so loud
posted by Jofus at 1:14 PM on February 16, 2009


William Hague reads the classics.
posted by fire&wings at 2:19 PM on February 16, 2009


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