Essential American Poets

By Poetry Foundation

What's Essential American Poets about?

Listen to Donald Hall's selection of classic American poets reading from their work. These recordings are being made available as the result of a collaboration between US and UK poet laureates Donald Hall and Andrew Motion.

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Lorine Niedecker: Essential...


Recordings of poet Lorine Niedecker with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded at home in 1970. Recording courtesy of PennSound.

Essential American Poets episodes: