Listen Up: Maya Angelou, Shel Silverstein, and Others Read Aloud
These five poetry recitations are a treat for your ears.
Not everyone loves the experience of reading poetry on the page (or screen). But hearing it read aloud can take on an entirely new dimension. The reader’s voice brings the piece to life, teasing out nuances you might have missed.
Got a minute (or five)? Listen to Maya Angelou, Shel Silverstein and other poets recite their work below.
Shel Silverstein Reads “Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too,” from Where the Sidewalk Ends
Nancy Willard Reads “Questions My Son Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Him,” from Swimming Lessons
Confidence Omenai Reads “Savannah’s Poem,” from The Prince of Tides, by Pat Conroy
Maya Angelou Reads “A Brave and Startling Truth“