Poetry on Audio

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Author: Margarita Engle | Narrator: Carla Corvo
Release Date: May 31, 2022
A powerful novel in verse from Newbery and Pura Belpré Award-winning author Margarita Engle about the friendship between a young girl and the poet Gabriela Mistral that leads to healing and hope for both of them.Cuban-born eleven-year-old Orio...
Author: Candice Iloh | Narrator: Ashley August
Release Date: May 24, 2022
From Printz honoree and National Book Award Finalist Candice Iloh, a prose novel about a teenager reckoning with her family’s—and her home town's—secrets.Yaminah Okar left Obsidian and the wreckage of her family years ago. She and h...
Author: R. M. Romero | Narrator: Carla Corvo
Release Date: May 10, 2022
Magic will burn you up.Sent to stay with her aunt in Prague and witness the humble life of an artist, Ilana Lopez—a biracial Jewish girl—finds herself torn between her dream of becoming a violinist and her immigrant parents’ desire ...
Author: D. Nurkse | Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Release Date: April 19, 2022
In an illuminating collection of selected poems over thirty-five years, one of our most essential American poets casts a clear eye on our politics, our places, and our heart’s hidden stories.D. Nurkse’s immigrant parents met on a boat out...
Author: Lucasta Miller | Narrator: Sally Scott
Release Date: April 19, 2022
A dazzling new look into the short but intense, tragic life and remarkable work of John Keats, one of the greatest lyric poets of the English language, seen in a whole new light, not as the mythologized Victorian guileless nature-lover, but as the su...
Author: Ocean Vuong | Narrator: Ocean Vuong
Release Date: April 05, 2022
An instant New York Times bestseller!The highly anticipated collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean VuongHow else do we return to ourselves but to fold The page so it points to the good part   In this deeply intimate second poetr...
Author: Mary Jo Salter | Narrator: John Lee, Hillary Huber and Nicholas Guy Smith
Release Date: March 29, 2022
The timeless and timely intersect in poems about our unique historical moment, from the prizewinning poet.In Zoom Rooms, Mary Jo Salter considers the strangeness of our recent existence, together with the enduring constants in our lives. The tit...
Author: Dante Alighieri | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell and Fajer Al-Kaisi
Release Date: March 22, 2022
A sparkling translation that gives new life in English to Dante’s Vita Nuova, his transcendent love poems and influential statement on the art and power of poetry, and the most widely read of his works after the Inferno A Penguin Classic D...
Author: Warsan Shire | Narrator: Warsan Shire
Release Date: March 01, 2022
Poems of migration, womanhood, trauma, and resilience from the celebrated collaborator on Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Black Is King, award-winning Somali British poet Warsan Shire “The beautifully crafted poems in this collection are fi...
Author: Yanyi | Narrator: Yanyi
Release Date: March 01, 2022
From an award-winning poet comes a collection on heartbreak and transitions, written with a piercing lyric ferocity. FINALIST FOR THE NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY • “Written with great tenderness and intimacy, Dream of the D...
Author: Carl Dennis | Narrator: Carl Dennis
Release Date: March 01, 2022
A timely new collection that sounds themes about the fragility of life and our duty to respect the planet in a time of climate change, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who work “begins in delight and ends in wisdom” (Carrie Fountain)T...
Author: Paul Tran | Narrator: Paul Tran
Release Date: February 15, 2022
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE “Paul Tran’s debut collection of poems is indelible, this remarkable voice transforming itself as you read, eventually transforming you.” —Alexander Chee, author of How to Write ...