The Giant Book of Poetry Audio Edition: Poets Look at Growing Up and Growing Old

The Giant Book of Poetry Audio Edition: Poets Look at Growing Up and Growing Old

by William Roetzheim
     
 

Winner or finalist in the "Best Books" National Book Award Poetry Anthology of the Year; Benjamin Franklin Audio Book of the Year; Foreword Magazine Audio Book of the Year; and the Bill Fisher Award for Best New Fiction. Be prepared for the unusual as professional actors bring the poems of The Giant Book of Poetry to life in these dramatic interpretations. Poems

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Winner or finalist in the "Best Books" National Book Award Poetry Anthology of the Year; Benjamin Franklin Audio Book of the Year; Foreword Magazine Audio Book of the Year; and the Bill Fisher Award for Best New Fiction. Be prepared for the unusual as professional actors bring the poems of The Giant Book of Poetry to life in these dramatic interpretations. Poems are grouped by Generations; Puberty; Middle Age; Looking Back; Aging; Waiting for Death; and Mortal Illness. Fifty-Three poems in total.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This comprehensive set of poetry CDs, spanning the classic to the contemporary, is divided into five broad themes, each represented by approximately 40-50 poems from a variety of genres and time periods. While the majority of the poets are representative of the traditional British and American canon, there are some international and Native American authors. From the contemporary works of Billy Collins to the classic poems of Emily Dickinson, the notable names here are too numerous to list. The audio quality is excellent, and the works are read by 13 professional actors, so there is a nice vocal variety. While the dramatizations are well done overall, there are some readings where the narrators' choices for inflection are questionable and may not appeal to all listeners. The only other noticeable flaw is that the packaging does not provide enough information about the poets and poems, which makes it difficult for listeners to locate a particular author or work. Even so, this program provides a nice companion to any traditional anthology and will be of great use in the classroom at both the high school and college level. Recommended for all collections.-Dawn Eckenrode, Daniel A. Reed Lib., SUNY at Fredonia Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976800187
Publisher:
Level 4 Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 4.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

William Roetzheim is best known as the author of ten technical books on management, technology, and software along with over 150 technical articles. He founded two successful software companies (Marotz, Inc. and Cost Xpert Group, Inc.), winning numerous awards (Inc. 500, Deloitte and Touch Fast 50, Total Excellence in Management Award, Best Place to Work in San Diego, Borland Application of the Year, and many others). He sold both companies and retired from the world of technology to focus on his primary love, poetry. His poems have won numerous awards and recognition, including the Milford Fine Arts Council National Poetry Contest, Writers Challenge, Faulkner Society Poetry Award, Oberon Prize, Pagan Poetry Contest, Saturday Writers One Page Poetry Contest, and the Baltimore Science Fiction Convention Poetry Prize.

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