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American Poets: The Spoken Word

The British Library has released an addition to its series of literary spoken word CDs. American Poets: The Spoken Word, is a three CD set featuring previously unpublished recordings of 20th century American poets reading their own poems, often with their own spoken introductions. Includes Charles Bukowski self-recorded at his home in East Hollywood in 1969, Allen Ginsberg live in London in 1967, Gregory Corso live at the Royal Albert Hall in 1964 and previously unreleased BBC studio recordings of E. E. Cummings.