Now, I am absolutely tickled pink to have participated in creating a mini-audiobook of poetry!
You can find 35 poems from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations in audio form for free at SoundCloud here. These same poems are also available on a CD via Amazon here (for $9). PLUS, each poem is read aloud in both English and Spanish, complete with musical introductions. We're so thrilled to offer this alternative mode for experiencing poetry! And what a great way to hear the poems in two languages!
Here are the poems from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations that are included in the CD:
“Three Kings Day”
“How to Love Your Little Corner …”
“World Water Day”
“Children’s Day, Book Day”
“Pocket Poems Card”
“Look for the Helpers”
“The Very First Day of School”
“Far away on Grandparents Day”
“I Can Ask and I Can Learn”
“Our Blended Family”
“When to Eat Pan Dulce…”
“At Our House”
“Day of the Dead”
“Happy Noon Year”
The poems were read by David Bowles and about a dozen of his college/graduate students at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley (native Spanish speakers). David Bowles hails from a Mexican-American family and has lived most of his life in the Río Grande Valley of south Texas, where he now teaches at the University of Texas there. His work focuses on “the crossroads of myth and legend, genre and literature” and includes a weekly book review column, several edited series, works in periodicals and literary journals, and the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Smoking Mirror.
Here's one sample poem to enjoy-- and the audio recording for this poem is #6 on the SoundCloud playlist.
Now be sure and join the rest of the Poetry Friday fun gathered by Violet Nesdoly's blog here.