English Poetry

The following is a selection of poetry that the lab once housed on cassette or reel to reel tape. Online listening is available to the BU community.

Angelou, Maya Maya Angelou: Phenomenal Woman ENĀ 6.160
Ashbery, John John Ashbery: The Songs We Know Best EN 6.069
Auden, W.H. W.H. Auden Reads His Poetry EN 6.118
Auden, W.H. W.H. Auden: Selected Poems EN 6.117
Berryman, John John Berryman: Dream Songs – a Selection EN 6.140
Berryman, John John Berryman: Poetry Reading EN 6.182
Bly, Robert Robert Bly: For the Stomach EN 6.089
Brooks, Gwendolyn Gwendolyn Brooks Reads Her Poetry EN 6.156
Bunting, Basil Briggflats EN 6.133
Clampitt, Amy The Dahlia Gardens EN 6.094
Crane, Hart Tennessee Williams Reads Hart Crane EN 6.068
Cummings, E.E. E.E. Cummings Reads EN 6.153
Dickey, James James Dickey: Selected Poems EN 6.096
Dickinson, Emily Poems and Letters of Emily Dickinson EN 6.194
Donne, John The Love Poems of John Donne EN 6.193
Dunn, Douglas Readings introduced and read by “The Poets” EN 6.164
Eliot, T.S. T.S. Eliot Reading “Four Quartets” EN 6.115
Eliot, T.S. T.S. Eliot Reading “The Waste Land” and Other Poems EN 6.114
Eliot, T.S. T.S. Eliot Reads “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Others” EN 6.116
Feringhetti, Lawrence Lawrence Feringhetti: Into The Deeper Pools EN 6.097
Frost, Robert Robert Frost: A Selection of Poems EN 6.148
Frost, Robert Robert Frost: In Recital EN 6.121
Ginsberg, Allen Allen Ginsberg: “Howl” and Other Poems EN 6.062
Gluck, Louise Louise Gluck: Poetry Reading EN 6.141
Graham, Jorie Jorie Graham: The Hiding Place EN 6.100
Gunn, Tom Readings introduced and read by “The Poets” EN 6.164
Hall, Donald Donald Hall: Names of Horses EN 6.072
Heaney, Seamus Readings introduced and read by “The Poets” EN 6.164
Heaney, Seamus Seamus Heaney at Harvard EN 6.157
Hill, Geoffrey The Poetry and Voice of EN 6.132
Hughes, Langston Langston Hughes Reads and Talks About His Poems EN 6.124
Hughes, Ted Reading “The Thought Fox” and Other Poems EN 6.161
Hughes, Ted Readings introduced and read by “The Poets” EN 6.164
Hugo, Richard Richard Hugo: No Bells to Believe EN 6.063
Jarrell, Randall The Poetry of Randall Jarrell EN 6.071
Keats, John The Poetry of Keats EN 6.191
Larkin, Phillip Readings introduced and read by “The Poets” EN 6.164
Levertov, Denise Denise Levertov: The Acolyte EN 6.079
Levine, Philip Hear Me EN 6.125
Lowell, Robert Robert Lowell Reads His Poetry EN 6.119
Lowellm Robert Robert Lowell: Poetry Reading (1963) EN 6.181
MacDiarmid, Hugh The Greater MacDiarmid – Poetry Readings EN 6.203
Merrill, James James Merrill: Reflected Houses EN 6.082
Merwin, W.S. W.S. Merwin Reading His Poetry EN 6.128
Milosz, Czedlaw Czeslaw Milosz: Fire EN 6.076
Moore, Marianne Marianne Moore Poetry Reading EN 6.150
Muldoon, Paul Readings introduced and read by “The Poets” EN 6.164
Olds, Sharon Sharon Olds: Coming Back to Life EN 6.075
Paulin, Tom Readings introduced and read by “The Poets” EN 6.164
Pinsky, Robert Poetry Reading 1983 EN 6.170
Pinsky, Robert Poetry Reading 1994 EN 6.171
Plath, Sylvia Sylvia Plath Reads EN 6.123
Pound, Ezra Ezra Pound Reads EN 6.127
Rexroth, Kenneth Kenneth Rexroth: A Sword in a Cloud of Light EN 6.066
Rich, Adrienne Adrienne Rich: Planetarium, A Retrospective EN 6.102
Sexton, Anne Anne Sexton Reads EN 6.152
Shelley, Percy The Poetry of Shelley EN 6.192
Simic, Charles Charles Simic: School For Dark Thoughts EN 6.104
Snyder, Gary Gary Snyder: This is Our Body EN 6.105
Stein, Gertrude Gertrude Stein Reads From Her Poetry EN 6.135
Stevens, Wallace Wallace Stevens Poetry Reading EN 6.147
Stevens, Wallace Wallace Stevens Reads his Poetry EN 6.155
Strand, Mark Mark Strand: The Untelling EN 6.107
Thomas, Dylan An Evening with Dylan Thomas EN 6.061
Thomas, Dylan Dylan Thomas Reads EN 6.122
Various Caedmon Collection of English Poetry EN 6.195
Various Caedmon Treasury of Modern Poets Reading EN 6.018
Various Readings introduced and read by “The Poets” EN 6.164
Walcott, Derek Derek Walcott Reads EN 6.158
Warren, Robert Penn Robert Penn Warren Reads EN 6.165
Wilbur, Richard The Poems of Richard Wilbur EN 6.138
Williams, William Carlos William Carlos Williams Reads EN 6.129
Wrights, James James Wright Reading EN 6.134
Yeats, W.B. The Poems of W. B. Yeats EN 6.070