It's the perfect time for a respite from this information-inundated, sound-bite bitten world, and there's no better way to savor a poem than to hear it beautifully read. And there's no better place to do that than with The Voices of Marriage or the Voices of Love new collections of some of the greatest love (yes, that includes marriage, too!) poems in our language. The Voices of Marriage has 42 selections read by 10 accomplished actors, and the Voices of Love has 52. From Shakespeare, Donne and Marvell to Shelley, Browning and Dickinson to ee cummings, James Merrill, Muriel Rukeyser and W.H. Auden, these are darting, daring, connecting, consoling works that make the complex clearer and the elusive and evanescent more understandable. Just stop and listen, and the world will be a better place.

 

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