(Poetry) The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins - m8b1

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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 13th, 2019, 10:39 am

Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889).

To do later ( Michael Maggs)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.bartleby.com/122/
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): Word perfect

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!

    START of recording (Intro):

    "Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org. Recording by Michael Maggs. Author's Preface"

    END of intro:

    “End of Author's Preface"

    START of each poem:

    "[Poem title] by Gerard Manley Hopkins, read for LibriVox dot org by Michael Maggs"

    END of each poem:

    “End of poem. This recording is in the public domain”

    END of book:

    "End of Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins"

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 13th, 2019, 10:47 am

Time for a challenge! This has been recorded once before, but in a very different way to my reading style. Variety is good, I think?

I intend to go through the collection fairly slowly, as I'll need time to review and make sure I understand each poem before recording it.

I'm proposing to read all the poems and fragments, plus the author's preface, but not to include the editor's preface or the notes. Will group some of the smaller poems together as I go on, if that's OK.

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Post by KevinS » November 13th, 2019, 11:15 am

I'm not sure if LivriVox accepts Bartleby texts. If not, here is an alternative I think that all will find acceptable: https://archive.org/details/poemsofgerardman030114mbp/page/n5

Once you get started, please check with me if you'd like me to serve as DPL.
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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 13th, 2019, 11:27 am

Thanks for the offer, Kevin. I'd be happy to have you as DPL. I'm hoping that Bartleby will be OK as it's a lot easier to read than the Gutenberg fascimile (which has ink annotations all over it). Unless the rules have changed since 2007 it should be, as that's the source that was used for the first recording: https://librivox.org/poems-of-gerard-manley-hopkins.

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Post by KevinS » November 13th, 2019, 11:33 am

MichaelMaggs wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 11:27 am
Thanks for the offer, Kevin. I'd be happy to have you as DPL. I'm hoping that Bartleby will be OK as it's a lot easier to read than the Gutenberg fascimile (which has ink annotations all over it). Unless the rules have changed since 2007 it should be, as that's the source that was used for the first recording: https://librivox.org/poems-of-gerard-manley-hopkins.
Sign me up. Hopkins is one of my favorites.
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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 15th, 2019, 12:17 pm

Is there anything else I need to do at this point, or is it just a case of waiting for a friendly volunteer come along and set up the MW?

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Post by KevinS » November 15th, 2019, 12:26 pm

MichaelMaggs wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Is there anything else I need to do at this point, or is it just a case of waiting for a friendly volunteer come along and set up the MW?
It takes some time occasionally. The folks who are available to MC are balancing many projects and some have set personal strict limits to what load they can take on. As projects get completed, the MCs will appear.
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Post by m8b1 » November 15th, 2019, 1:21 pm

I'll MC for you. The MW is all set!

I shortened the file name a bit, and changed "chapter" to "section" for the intro/outro.

I'll go ahead and move us to Going Solo!

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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 15th, 2019, 1:27 pm

Fantastic! Thank you so much.

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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 16th, 2019, 2:54 pm

Hi Maria

I've decided that rather than group the poems I'd prefer to record them separately, even though some are quite short. Looking at what other poetry readers have done, I think I should adjust the standard wording slightly. Would this be OK, do you think?

START of recording (Intro):


"Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"

"Recording by Michael Maggs“

"Author's Preface"

END of intro:

“End of Author's Preface"

START of each poem:


“[Poem title] by Gerard Manley Hopkins. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."

"Recording by Michael Maggs“

END of each poem:


“End of poem”

END of book:


"End of Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins"

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Post by m8b1 » November 16th, 2019, 3:11 pm

Hi Michael,

I was going to suggest using the poetry disclaimer if you were going to record them all separately, but since you were originally going to group them, I didn't bring it up. :-)

This is the disclaimer we use for poetry, which should make it even shorter than what you proposed:
"[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding (if you wish) date, location, your personal URL, etc.
• Then read the poem.
• At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain."
I would of course use the longer one for the first section, as you already stated.

If people have used the shortened disclaimer you posted, I am fine with it - whatever you choose!

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Post by KevinS » November 16th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Michael, I see now that you are asking for a 'standard' PL. Should you want to change that to 'word perfect,' I won't mind. Whatever you are comfortable with.
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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 17th, 2019, 2:12 pm

Maria: Many thanks. I've updated the first post with your suggested 'poetry' disclaimers.

Kevin: I'll definitely be aiming at a word perfect recording, as the exact words are probably more important with Hopkins than with almost any other poet. It will be more work for you but thanks, let's do it!

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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 25th, 2019, 12:10 pm

Ok, Author's preface now ready for PL.

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Post by KevinS » November 25th, 2019, 12:31 pm

MichaelMaggs wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Ok, Author's preface now ready for PL.
I remember this at university. I remember saying to myself, "One day I might understand all this."

PL OK!
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