Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Listening to great poetry

Thanks to the wealth of free digital media, it's possible to incorporate listening to great poets read their work into your daily writing and reading practice. Last night i heard a great poet, Kim Addonizio, read, and it had a good effect on my approach to today's work. Here are some youtube clips. She read with the wonderful poet Susan Browne, and Kim also played some blues harmonica.

Kim Addonizio - Muse
Kim & Susan - several poems

And some of my other favorites:
Galway Kinnell - Oatmeal
Robert Hass -- I Am Your Waiter Tonight, and My Name Is Dimitri

And of course, I'm on Youtube too, though not great! (Yet. I'm working hard though.)