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Hear it! Hear it! A Supermarket in California
by Allen Ginsberg
"What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked..."
Allen Ginsberg Read by the author
from Rhino/Word-Beat

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Hear it! Hear it! And the City Stood in its Brightness
by Czeslaw Milosz
Czeslaw Milosz Read by the author
December 17, 1974
Guggenhiem Museum
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Do not go gentle into that good night
by Dylan Thomas
"Do not go gentle into that good night,..."
Dylan Thomas Read by the author
from Caedmon

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Hear it! Hear it! Dream Song 1
by John Berryman
"Huffy Henry hid the day,..."
John Berryman Read by the author
October 31, 1963
Guggenhiem Museum
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! homage to my hips
by Lucille Clifton
"these hips are big hips...."
Lucille Clifton Read by the author
May 03, 1983
Guggenhiem Museum
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! My Philosophy of Life
by John Ashbery
"Just when I thought there wasn't room enough..."
John Ashbery Read by the author
March 08, 1994
New School University
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Ode to a Dressmaker's Dummy
by Donald Justice
"O my coy darling, still..."
Donald Justice Read by the author
December 09, 1982
Pierpont Morgan Library
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! The Armadillo
by Elizabeth Bishop
"This is the time of year..."
Elizabeth Bishop Read by the author
November 29, 1977
Guggenheim Museum
from the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! The Negro Speaks of Rivers
by Langston Hughes
"I've known rivers..."
Langston Hughes Read by the author
from The Voice of Langston Hughes
Folkways Records

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Hear it! Hear it! The Public Garden
by Robert Lowell
Robert Lowell Read by the author
October 31, 1963
Guggenhiem Museum
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! The Raven
by Edgar Allan Poe
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary..."
Edgar Allan Poe Read by Anne Waldman
October 1, 2012
New York, NY
Produced by Ambrose Bye
Fast Speaking Music


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Hear it! Hear it! The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood..."
Robert Frost Read by the author
from Caedmon

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Hear it! Hear it! We Real Cool
by Gwendolyn Brooks
"We real cool. We..."
Gwendolyn Brooks Read by the author
May 03, 1983
Guggenheim Museum
From the Academy Audio Archive

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