Random House Audio Listening Library
Category: Poetry
The Voice of the Poet: Langston Hughes Cover

The Voice of the Poet: Langston Hughes

Written by Langston Hughes
Read by Langston Hughes

Work ID: 84098

ISBN: 9780553714913

Format: Abridged Compact Disc

List Price: $19.95

On Sale Date: Mar 26, 2002



A remarkable series of audiobooks, featuring distinguished twentieth-century American poets reading from their own work. A first in audiobook publishing--a series that uses the written word to enhance the listening experience--poetry to be read as well as heard. Each audiobook includes rare archival recordings and a book with the text of the poetry, a bibliography, and commentary by J. D. McClatchy, the poet and critic, who is the editor of The Yale Review.

"Hearing poetry spoken by the poet is always a unique illumination. This series opens our ears to some of the most passionate utterances and enthralling performances ever recorded."--Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize winner, Poetry

"There has been a great need for a well-edited audio series for poetry, with high literary and technical quality. J. D. McClatchy has filled this need with great style."--Robert Pinsky