But...But Wallace Stevens Sounds So...English!
Here's an extraordinary wealth of poets' voices from The Factory School Digital Audio Archive
. Natural curiosity, of course, kicks in with the prosaic question of what your favourite poets sound like
. Some are unexpectedly pompous; others are a bit Beverly Hillbillies; a few are steeped in real gravitas
. But why does reading a particular poet, in years and years of silence, make one suppose he or she hasn't a living voice like the rest of us? Wallace Stevens
and Anne Sexton
, for instance, surprised me immensely... [Via wood's lot; requiring Real; a few links broken.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Nov 16, 2002 -