Poetry in Person
- Twenty-five Years of Conversation with America's Poets
- Narrated by: Alexander Neubauer
- Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 16-02-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Alexander Neubauer
Based on “one of the ten best nonfiction books of 2010”, this audio version of Poetry in Person opens the door to a class run by Pearl London between 1973 and 1998, at the New School in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. London invited scores of poets to bring with them “notes jotted down on the back of an envelope, or worksheets of any sort, even doodles,” for a course she said was concerned “essentially with the making of the poem, with the work in progress as process - with both the vision and the revision.”
Poets accepted her invitation one after another, word of mouth spread, and for 25 years her class become home for Nobel Laureates, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, U.S. Poets Laureate, and dozens of poets at the cusp of their emergence in letters.
After London died in 2003, three boxes of cassette tapes were discovered in a closet in her home, containing recordings of a hundred conversations with poets. Eight of those conversations can now be heard as they happened in this first audio edition of Poetry in Person. Audio Production: Jonathan Binzen.
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By JLSmith on 17-04-16
Through a glass darkly
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
The glimpse into the view of these poets is worth it.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The quality is poor and requires a determination to listen to a conversation in another room.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It felt intimate, voyeuristic.
Any additional comments?
Listening, straining through the poor quality is a pilgrimage fit only for a pilgrim willing to suffer for understanding.