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Allen Ginsberg Sings William BlakeOne of the oddest, and yet most extraordinarily fascinating poetry recordings that I have heard in recent years…

A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.

Songs of Innocence includes: “The Shepherd,” “The Echoing Green,” “The Lamb,” “The Little Black Boy,” “The Blossom,” “The Chimney Sweeper,” “The Little Boy Lost,” “The Little Boy Found,” “Laughing Song,” and “Holy Thursday.”

Songs of Experience includes: “Nurse’s Song,” “The Sick Rose,” “Ah Sunflower,” “The Garden of Love,” “London,” “The Human Abstract,” “To Tirzah” and “The Grey Monk.”

Recording via Naropa Poetics Collection at

Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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April is National Poetry Month and all month we will be featuring some of our favorite poems.

I’m a big fan of listening to poets read their own poems, so we will be featuring some recordings of this sort throughout the month.

Today’s recording of W.H. Auden reading “Musée des Beaux Arts” Can be found in the collection:

The Voice of the Poet: W.H. Auden.

Compact Disc: Random House Audio, 2004.
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