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My LibriVox recordings & my reading journal (solo Litblog).


There’s a Certain Slant of Light by Emily Dickinson

LibriVox Weekly PoemLibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of:
“There’s a Certain Slant of Light” by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

This was the (extended) weekly poetry project for December 15th to December 29th, 2013.

In tribute to the first real snowfall this year. – Summary by David Lawrence
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Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson

LibriVox Weekly PoemLibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of:
“Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

This was the weekly poetry project for May 12th to May 19th, 2013.

Despite Dickinson’s prolific writing, fewer than a dozen of her poems were published during her lifetime. After her younger sister Lavinia discovered the collection of nearly eighteen hundred poems, Dickinson’s first volume was published four years after her death. Until the 1955 publication of Dickinson’s Complete Poems by Thomas H. Johnson, her poems were considerably edited and altered from their manuscript versions. Since 1890 Dickinson has remained continuously in print. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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She sweeps with many-colored Brooms by Emily Dickinson

LibriVox Weekly PoemLibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of:
“She sweeps with many-colored Brooms” by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

This was the weekly poetry project for February 24th to March 3rd, 2013.

Dickinson was a prolific private poet, but fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Dickinson’s poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation.(Summary from Wikipedia)
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The Lovers by Emily Dickinson

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 27 recordings of The Lovers by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).
This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 27th to June 3rd, 2012.

The verses of Emily Dickinson belong emphatically to what Emerson long since called “the Poetry of the Portfolio,”—something produced absolutely without the thought of publication, and solely by way of expression of the writer’s own mind. Such verse must inevitably forfeit whatever advantage lies in the discipline of public criticism and the enforced conformity to accepted ways. On the other hand, it may often gain something through the habit of freedom and the unconventional utterance of daring thoughts. In the case of the present author, there was absolutely no choice in the matter; she must write thus, or not at all. A recluse by temperament and habit, literally spending years without setting her foot beyond the doorstep, and many more years during which her walks were strictly limited to her father’s grounds, she habitually concealed her mind, like her person, from all but a very few friends; and it was with great difficulty that she was persuaded to print, during her lifetime, three or four poems. Yet she wrote verses in great abundance; and though brought curiously indifferent to all conventional rules, had yet a rigorous literary standard of her own, and often altered a word many times to suit an ear which had its own tenacious fastidiousness.
(Summary from the Preface of ‘Poems by Emily Dickinson’)


 
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Safe in their Alabaster Chambers by Emily Dickinson

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Safe in their Alabaster Chambers by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).
This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 6th to May 13th, 2012.

Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Dickinson’s poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation.[3] Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.
(Summary from Wikipedia)


 
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I Stepped from Plank to Plank by Emily Dickinson

LibriVox logo LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of I Stepped from Plank to Plank by Emily Dickinson(1830-1886). This was the Weekly Poetry project for Aug 21st to Aug 28th, 2011.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.( Summary by Wikipedia)

http://www.archive.org/download/planktoplank_1108_librivox/planktoplank_dickinson_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=50s (mp3@64kb)

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