I was a bit behind with last week’s Reading Out Loud Project, so I wanted to get this week’s out in front of you a little more quickly. This time John has chosen a favorite poem by Sylvia Plath. Now, I confess I am not always the best with her work. I don’t always “get” her, but usually when I don’t, I still enjoy the lines and want to. Usually. This one doesn’t leave me feeling shut out, like some of hers have and knowing that a lot of my readers and friends have a real affinity for Plath I am hoping that some of you will enjoy the experience of jumping in and recording this one to share with us. I’ve read through this a few times, and will try to get my recording up before the weekend is over. Several of you though, I bet could jump right in, so please do.
On a side note, a few people have expressed interest in recording some of the poems from previous weeks, particularly Last Week’s William Stafford piece. I suspect that John’s view of this would be, “Wonderful!” Better late than never. And as I say about myself, better a little behind than a big one!
Hey, most importantly, have fun. This is poetry play time. Stop taking yourself so seriously. Okay? Just read the low-down and simple instructions in John’s post and have at it!
- An evening with Sylvia Plath, review (telegraph.co.uk)
- Hear Sylvia Plath Read Fifteen Poems From Her Final Collection, Ariel, in 1962 Recording (openculture.com)
Originally posted on Poetically Versed:
What I propose is this: a weekly poem, and a variety of readings. I’ll post the poem each Friday (along with my reading), and, sometime during the following week, I ask you to make your own reading, and submit it to me. You can do an audio recording, upload it somewhere (i.e. Soundcloud, or to your own blog’s Media Library — if you have the upgrade). Or, if you’re so inclined, you can make a video of your reading — with, or without your lovely face being in the video, and upload it to YouTube, and then send me the link (You can leave the links in the comment section — or, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Depending on the response, I’ll publish the submitted readings once, or twice during the week.
I don’t envision this as…
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