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In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry This impressive four-CD set of 79 poets reading their work begins with an 1890 recording of Walt Whitman's ''America,'' the first of many pieces...In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded PoetrySpoken Word, Reissues This impressive four-CD set of 79 poets reading their work begins with an 1890 recording of Walt Whitman's ''America,'' the first of many pieces...1996-06-28

This impressive four-CD set of 79 poets reading their work begins with an 1890 recording of Walt Whitman’s ”America,” the first of many pieces forming an enchanting audio-mosaic. A labor of love, In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry suffers only in its omissions (T.S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop). Considered individually or as a whole, these 122 poems poignantly remind us that a poet, as W.H. Auden once said, is a person passionately in love with language. A