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Hear it! Hear it! Fairy Tale
by Ron Padgett
"The little elf is dressed in a floppy cap..."
Ron Padgett Read by the author
January 8, 2008
The Academy Offices
From the Academy of American Poets

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Hear it! Hear it! Far and Away [excerpt]
by Fanny Howe
"The rain falls on..."
Fanny Howe Read by the author
January 1, 2009
Vineyard Haven, MA
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape
by John Ashbery
"The first of the undecoded messages read: "Popeye sits in thunder,..."
John Ashbery Read by the author
May 16, 1976
Sanders Theatre
Cambridge, MA


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Hear it! Hear it! Father Outside
by Nick Flynn
"A black river flows down the center..."
Nick Flynn Read by the author
March 3, 2007
AWP Conference, Atlanta
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Father's Day
by James Tate
"My daughter has lived overseas for a number..."
James Tate Read by the author
October 18, 2007
The Times Center
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Fence of Sticks
by Deborah Digges
Deborah Digges Read by the author
April 28, 2004
Poets House
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! First Things at the Last Minute
by Robert Hass
Robert Hass Read by the author
October 18, 2007
The Times Center
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! First Things First
by W. H. Auden
W. H. Auden Read by the author
First Things First (Audio Only)

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Hear it! Hear it! Fish
by Daniel Halpern
Daniel Halpern Read by John Ashbery
May 6, 2010
New York University
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Fit Audience
by Marie Ponsot
Marie Ponsot Read by the author
April 21, 2008
Housing Works Bookstore, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Fixed
by Christopher Stackhouse
Read by the author
April 21, 2008
Housing Works Bookstore, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Folly
by Cecily Parks
Read by the author
November 8, 2008
The New School, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! For the Anniversary of My Death
by W. S. Merwin
1966
From the Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! For the Sake of Retrieval
by Linda Bierds
Linda Bierds Read by the author
March 23, 1993
Alliance Francaise
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! For the Stranger
by Carolyn Forché
Carolyn Forché Read by the author
December 07, 1978
Guggenhiem Museum
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! For What Binds Us
by Jane Hirshfield
Read by the author
September 22, 2008
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Forgetfulness
by Billy Collins
"The name of the author is the first to go..."
Billy Collins Read by the author
From The Best Cigarette CD, made available for non-commercial use under the Creative Commons License.

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Hear it! Hear it! Four Noble Truths
by Anne Waldman
Anne Waldman Read by the author
January 31, 2008
AWP Conference, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Fred Astaire
by Ed Ochester
Read by the author
January 31, 2008
AWP Conference, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Friday's Child
by W. H. Auden
W. H. Auden Read by the author
March 12, 1964
Guggenhiem Museum
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! From
by A. Van Jordan
"

from (→) prep. 1. Starting at (a particular place or time): As in, John was..."

Read by the author
February 2, 2008
AWP Conference, Hilton Hotel, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! From an Italian Postcard Factory
by Margaret Atwood
1978
From the Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! From the Long Sad Party
by Mark Strand
"Someone was saying..."
Mark Strand Read by the author
May 09, 1978
Guggenhiem Museum
From the Academy Audio Archive

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