588 Excellently Read Poems

The other day I was searching for the correct phrasing of a poem, and happened upon the SpokenVerse YouTube account. It features nearly 600 poems read aloud in a unadorned, gruff English voice. Here are a couple of poems you may be familiar with:

The video preview frame for the third poem, Michael Ondaatje’s “The Cinnamon Peeler”, features an exposed if tastefully photographed nipple. It’s otherwise safe for work, but I figured I’d better err on the side of caution.

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