Behind the Mic: Kick Off National Poetry Month with Poetry Audiobooks
Listening to a Poetry Audiobook Might Be Just the Remedy You Need
Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens.
Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten celebrate all things poetry on today’s episode. April is National Poetry Month in the U.S., and there is a wealth of poetry on audio worthy of celebration. Choose from numerous excellent audio editions of collections from classic poets. Contemporary poets now record their own audiobooks beautifully and with intense emotion, with AudioFile’s favorites including works by Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek Nation), Richard Blanco, Tracy K. Smith, and Maya Angelou. We consider poetry to be a good remedy in trying times, and author William Sieghart agrees in THE POETRY REMEDY, where he suggests a poem for a specific emotional condition. Hear a clip from a Wendell Berry poem he prescribed for anxiety, stress, and worrying.
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Support for Behind the Mic for AudioFile Magazine comes from Naxos AudioBooks. Naxos AudioBooks says, April is National Poetry Month. Join the celebration with The Great Poets series from Naxos AudioBooks. Anton Lesser reads Joseph Auslander’s translation of the works of poet Francesco Petrarch.