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Essential American Poets

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.

Gwendolyn Brooks: Essential American Poets

Archival recordings of former poet laureate Brooks, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded January 19, 1961, Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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