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Holmes believed that a poem was not complete until it had been read aloud. In the collection are a number of reel-to-reel tapes of Holmes reading his poetry, as well as several albums recorded as part of the Harvard Vocarium poetry series. In addition to the poems read by Holmes himself, volunteers were sought to read selected poems from the collection for this web site.

Each of the poems that have audio recordings available are listed alphabetically by title in the menu list below. Choose a poem and click submit to view that poem's record, including a link to the audio file of the poem.


MP3 files can be played by any MP3 enabled audio player, such as RealPlayer or Windows Media Player.

Download the free Windows Media Player from Microsoft.

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