Poetry on Audio

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Author: Kevin Young | Narrator: Kevin Young
Release Date: September 28, 2021
A book of loss, looking back, and what binds us to life, by a towering poetic talent, called "one of the poetry stars of his generation" (Los Angeles Times)."We sleep long, / if not sound," Kevin Young writes early on in this exquisite gathering of p...
Author: Amanda Gorman | Narrator: Amanda Gorman
Release Date: September 21, 2021
A lyrical audiobook from presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long   "I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song. I don't fear change coming, And so I sing along."   In t...
Author: Elisabet Velasquez | Narrator: Elisabet Velasquez
Release Date: September 21, 2021
"The energy. The clarity. The beauty. Elisabet Velasquez brings it all. . . . Her voice is FIRE!"—New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson An unforgettable, torrential, and hopeful debut young adult novel-in-verse that red...
Author: Tina Cane | Narrator: Dana Wing Lau
Release Date: September 14, 2021
A lyrical novel-in-verse that takes us through the journey of coming of age in New York during the 80s.Alma's life is a series of halfways: She's half-Chinese, half-Jewish; her parents spend half the time fighting, and the other half silent; and she'...
Author: Ellen Hopkins | Narrator: Michael Wetherbee
Release Date: September 14, 2021
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins comes a new heartbreakingly tender middle grade novel-in-verse about the bonds between two brothers and the love they share.Twelve-year-old Trace Reynolds has always looked up to his brother, mo...
Author: Phillip B. Williams | Narrator: Phillip B. Williams
Release Date: September 07, 2021
From the critically acclaimed author of Thief in the Interior who writes with "a lucid, unmitigated humanity" (Boston Review), a startling new collection about revolt and renewalMutiny: a rebellion, a subversion, an onslaught. In poems that rebuke cl...
Author: Robin Coste Lewis | Narrator: Robin Coste Lewis
Release Date: August 31, 2021
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDA stunning poetry debut: this meditation on the black female figure throughout time introduces us to a brave and penetrating new voice.   Robin Coste Lewis’s electrifying collection is a triptych that begin...
Author: David Bowles | Narrator: Andres Zuno
Release Date: August 24, 2021
An award-winning novel in verse about a boy who navigates the start of seventh grade and life growing up on the border the only way that feels right—through poetry.They call him Güero because of his red hair, pale skin, and freckles. Somet...
Author: Sharon Olds | Narrator: Sharon Olds
Release Date: August 17, 2021
In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom. As she carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending, Olds opens her heart to the reader, sh...
Author: Gene Scheer | Narrator: Ken Burns
Release Date: August 10, 2021
Based on the song that President Joe Biden quoted in his inaugural address, this picture book, now adapted for audio, celebrates the beauty and diversity of this country and the legacies on which we build our future. As President Joe Biden delivered ...
Author: Sarah Arvio | Narrator: Sarah Arvio
Release Date: August 10, 2021
Stunning poems of obsession, loss, and the desire for a renewed self, from the award-winning poet“I thought I had left behind the darkness / of the heart,” Arvio confesses in the poem “Small War.” The love Arvio traces i...
A radical, urgent collection of poems about Blackness, the self, and the dismantling of corrupt powers in the fight for freedom. A PEN America Literary Award WinnerJonah Mixon-Webster works at the intersections of space and the body, race and re...