In grammar school, we had to memorize poetry and, standing before the class, recite what we had committed to heart. As I was not a particularly good student, but did have a certain facility for memorization, I would memorize many more poems than my teachers required and eagerly ask to recite them all. This, of […]
Follow this link to read The Library of America’s blog post about John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Snow-Bound.” The poem for a winter storm! The Library of America calls Michael Maglaras’s reading of this poem “The best recording of Snow-Bound…”. Michael Maglaras recorded this poem in 2007 as part of 217 Records’ Whittier Bicentennial Recording Project. […]
In this video, Michael Maglaras reads John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Barbara Frietchie.” This performance was recorded before a live audience at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland, Maine on Sunday, December 12, 2010. More about Michael Maglaras, executive producer Terri Templeton and their audio recordings and films can be found at www.two17records.com and www.two17films.com.