Life & Poetry Of W.B. Yates (Unabridged)
Nicholas Boulton / Denys Hawthorne / Jim Norton / Marcella Riordan
[ Naxos Audiobooks / 2 CD - released 18/Mar/2002 ]
The life of William Butler Yeats is a remarkable one-poet, playwright, essayist, politician, occultist, astrologer, founder of a national theatre, voluminous correspondent, lover, husband and father. It was a life that extended to a packed...
The Faerie Queene (Abridged)
[ Naxos Audiobooks / 3 CD - released 1/May/2006 ]
This remarkable poem, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, was Spenser's finest achievement: the first epic poem in modern English, The Faerie Queene combines dramatic narratives of chivalrous adventure with exquisite and picturesque episodes of...
MANSFIELD / SANDS / BARRETT BROWNING etc
A Lover's Gift: From Her To Him: In Poetry, Prose & Music
Read by Laura Paton
[ Naxos Audiobooks / CD - released 1/Apr/2006 ]
'I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach' The eloquence of lovers is celebrated in the rich and sensuous collection - the love of women for men. Heloïse, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Katherine Mansfield, George Sands and...
Translated by Benedict Flynn
Read by Crawford Logan
[ Naxos Audiobooks / 2 CD - released 2/Oct/2006 ]
The oldest long poem in Old English, written about 1000 A.D., Beowulf tells the story of a great warrior in Southern Scandinavia in both youth and maturity. The monster Grendel terrorises the Scyldings of Hrothgar's Danish Kingdom until Beowulf...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The Great Poets: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Peter Marinker (narrator)
[ Naxos Audiobooks / CD - released 20/Apr/2008 ]
The American poet, doctor, teacher, hymn writer, lecturer and novelist Oliver Wendell Holmes was one of the illustrious East Coast Brahmins - the Fireside Poets who included Longfellow, Whittier and Bryant. He was immensely popular in his own time,...
EMILY DICKINSON / ROBERT FROST / WALT WHITMAN / EDGAR ALLEN POE / etc
Classic American Poetry: 65 Favourite Poems (Read by Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross, William Hootkins, Kate Harper, Alibe Parsons, and others)
[ Naxos Audiobooks / 2 CD - released 1/Mar/2007 ]
"..this skilled ensemble delivers a highly accomplished reading of a host of American classic poems, in the tones and accents in which they have traditionally been heard." (Audiofile)
The Finest Nonsense of Edward Lear
Read by Sir Derek Jacobi
[ Naxos Audiobooks / CD - released 30/Aug/2016 ]
Nearly 150 years since his poetry was first published, Lear's nonsense rhymes are still popular today. In this lively and colourful audiobook recording, Derek Jacobi reads Lear's most famous poems and most fantastic creations, including The Owl and...
Great Poets - Emily Dickinson
Read by Teresa Gallagher
[ Naxos Audiobooks / CD - released 28/Jan/2008 ]
Born in Massachusetts in 1830, Emily Dickinson composed over 1770 poems; but apart from her closest friends, no-one knew she was writing at all. Only after her death was her astonishing output discovered and published. A reclusive figure for much of...
From Shakespeare With Love - The Best of the Sonnets
[ Naxos Audiobooks / CD - released 30/Mar/2009 ]
Shakespeare's Sonnets, one of the most remarkable collections of poetry, was first published in 1609, 400 years ago, by Mr Thomas Thorpe. Naxos AudioBooks marks the occasion with a selection of 80 of the finest, read by leading actors. The selection...
W B YEATS
The Great Poets: W. B. Yeats
Read by Jim Norton, Denys Hawthorne, Marcella Riordan and Nicolas Boulton
[ Naxos Audiobooks / CD - released 26/Nov/2007 ]
Naxos AudioBooks continues its new series of Great Poets - represented by a collection of their most popular poems on one CD - with W. B. Yeats, one of the most loved poets of the twentieth century. He left a large legacy of outstanding poems, and...
VARIOUS COMPOSERS & POETS
Seven Ages - An Anthology of Poetry With Music
[ Naxos Audiobooks / 2 CD - released 30/Aug/2016 ]
'One of the best anthologies of the year… An arresting, deeply moving collection of the best of British poetry read by a star-studded cast.' The Independent This exceptional anthology, based on Lord Owen's published anthology Seven Ages - Poetry for...
Favourite Poems for Children (unabridged)
Anton Lesser, Roy McMillan, Rachel Bavidge
[ Naxos Audiobooks / CD - released 6/Dec/2010 ]
Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.