I was scrolling through my Twitter feed the other day when I ran across a tweet from Interesting Literature summarising the history of English Poetry in just 8 poems. I know, tall order right?
I was intrigued.

And as I read them it struck me as the perfect opportunity for some poetry reading!

So I read them. And recorded them. And here they are in a Soundcloud Playlist.  Hop over, have a listen and say ‘Hi’. I’d love to know what you think.

And, in case that link doesn’t work, here’s another. 

The History of English Poetry in 8 Poems Playlist
Complete with poorly remembered A Level Eng Lit Middle English pronunciation ;)

You can read the original article,which includes commentary, over at the Interesting Literature blog.

“Untitled” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Read by Madame Arkadina   Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;  Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink  And rise and sink and rise and sink again;  Love can not fill the thickened lung with […]

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