Poetry on Audio

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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 whose work “begins in delight and ends in wisdom” (Carrie Fountain...
Author: Paul Tran | Narrator: Paul Tran
Release Date: February 15, 2022
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Pick Named a Best Book of 2022 by The New Yorker “Paul Tran’s debut collection of poems is indelible, this remarkable voice transforming itself as you read, eventually transforming yo...
Chronicling the story of the last Africans brought illegally to America in 1860, African Town is a powerful and stunning novel-in-verse.In 1860, long after the United States outlawed the importation of enslaved laborers, 110 men, women and children f...
Author: Amanda Gorman | Narrator: Amanda Gorman
Release Date: December 07, 2021
The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellerThe breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda GormanFormerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poem...
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!"—NYT bestselling and award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson An unforgettable, torrential, and hopeful debut young adult novel-in-verse t...
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'...