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


Christmas Short Works Collection 2013

LibriVox logoA selection of poems, short stories and other prose for the Christmas season in English, Finnish and German.

I contributed 2 poems to the 2013 Christmas collection.
They are entitled “Christmas in the Heart” and “Christmas Carol”, both by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). Both of these poems are taken from “The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar”.

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He Had His Dream by Paul Laurence Dunbar

LibriVox Weekly PoemLibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of:
“He Had His Dream” by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906).

This was the weekly poetry project for July 14th to August 3rd, 2013.
(The time frame for this poem was extended due to an on-going server upgrade.)

Paul Laurence Dunbar was the first African-American to gain national eminence as a poet. Born in 1872 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of ex-slaves…. Although he lived to be only 33 years old, Dunbar was prolific, writing short stories, novels, librettos, plays, songs and essays as well as the poetry for which he became well known. He was popular with black and white readers of his day, and his works are celebrated today by scholars and school children alike.(Summary by Florence Short)
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The Mystery by Paul Laurence Dunbar

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of The Mystery by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906).
This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 5th to August 12th, 2012.

Paul Laurence Dunbar was an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Much of his popular work in his lifetime used a Negro dialect, which helped him become one of the first nationally-accepted African-American writers. Much of his writing, however, does not use dialect; these more traditional poems have become of greater interest to scholars.
(Summary by Wikipedia)


 
http://www.archive.org/download/mystery_1208_librivox/mystery_dunbar_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 51s (mp3@64kb)

This way to the download locations & the poem text…


The Pool by Paul Laurence Dunbar

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Pool by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906).
This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 20th to May 27th, 2012.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was an African American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Much of his popular work in his lifetime used a Negro dialect, which helped him become one of the first nationally-accepted African American writers. Much of his writing, however, does not use dialect; these more traditional poems have become of greater interest to scholars.
(Summary by Wikipedia)


 
http://www.archive.org/download/pool_1205_librivox/pool_dunbar_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 25s (mp3@64kb)

This way to the download locations & the poem text…


Merry Autumn by Paul Laurence Dunbar

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Merry Autumn by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 10th – October 24th, 2010.
http://www.archive.org/download/merry_autumn_1010_librivox/merryautumn_laurence_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=2m 12s (mp3@64kb)

This way to the download locations & the poem text…


Retort by Paul Laurence Dunbar

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Retort by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). This was the weekly poetry project for August 23rd, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/retort_0908_librivox/retort_dunbar_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=55s (mp3@64kb)

This way to the download locations & the poem text…


Life’s Tragedy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 27 recordings of Life’s Tragedy by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906). This was the weekly poetry project for June 21st, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/lifes_tragedy1_0906_librivox/lifestragedy_dunbar_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 7s (mp3@64kb)

This way to the download locations & the poem text…