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    • Poetic License

    • 100 Poems - 100 Performers
    • By: Emily Dickinson, e. e. cummings, William Wordsworth, and others
    • Narrated by: Jason Alexander, Christine Baranski, Charles Busch, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Why a poetry album? Easy answer: I love poetry. I love reading it. I love memorizing it. I love hearing great actors recite it. As the poet Mark Strand wrote, “Ink runs from the corners of my mouth / There is no happiness like mine / I have been eating poetry.” In the past, when I was full from eating, I have had the audacity to set poetry to music. But, on this audiobook, you will hear the music of the poems.

    Non-member price: $25.37

    • Aimless Love

    • A Selection of Poems
    • By: Billy Collins
    • Narrated by: Billy Collins
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in 12 years. Aimless Love combines new poems with selections from four previous books— Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard with every word, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience.

    Non-member price: $30.76

    • Good Poems

    • Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor
    • By: Garrison Keillor (editor), Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and others
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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    Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence.

    Non-member price: $27.62

    • Billy Collins Live

    • A Performance at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, April 20, 2005
    • By: Billy Collins
    • Narrated by: Billy Collins
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In this exclusive audio publishing event, Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate, shares an evening of his poetry in a benefit reading for WNYC, New York Public Radio. Often compared to Robert Frost, his poetry has been embraced by people of all ages and backgrounds, and his readings are most often standing room only.

    Non-member price: $20.24

    • Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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    Billy Collins, former United States poet laureate, and Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, return to the Y to read favorite poems from their new anthologies 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Mr. Collins) and Good Poems for Hard Times (Mr. Keillor).

    Non-member price: $2.83