COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 143 - rap

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Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 1st, 2015, 2:27 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 143

This project is complete! All audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-143-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of April 2015. When this month is over, another one will be started. Don't despair if the sections are all filled up! I will add more sections as needed. :)
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 30 minutes (approximately 5000 words). (If you would like to record a longer poem, please discuss it with the MC.)
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but we will have to check them to make sure they are not copyrighted.
    • Please read from the text you post! You may not read from another source, as the other source may not be public domain!
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox.org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
    • Then read the poem.
    • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    ID3 tags: Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    spc143_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    e.g. spc143_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

    When submitting, please post in the thread, following this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    Duration:
    MP3 URL:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain. Please READ FROM the text you post!
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
PL Type: Special - Standard PL, plus checking all tech specs including ID tags, file names, volume, background noise, and plosives for new readers. For everyone, follow along with text and check to make sure any deviations from text don't affect rhyme, meter, or meaning.

Magic Window:



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Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by TonyPS214 » April 3rd, 2015, 6:18 am

Hi!

I would like to submit the following two poems for inclusion in this collection:

A BALLADE OF AN ANTI-PURITAN by G.K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
TEXT URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/chester1.html#3
DURATION: 00:01:34
MP3 URL: spc_BalladeAntiPuritan_ts_128kb.mp3

AN ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF A MAD DOG by Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)
TEXT URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/golds03.html#3
DURATION: 00:01:34
MP3 URL: spc_ElegyMadDog_ts_128kb.mp3

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Tony Scheinman (TonyPS214) :)
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Post by TonyPS214 » April 3rd, 2015, 6:22 am

Tony Scheinman
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 3rd, 2015, 12:13 pm

Thank you Tony! These are so entertaining! :D I've updated the Magic Window with the links. The filenames should not contain any capital letters; I have fixed that in the uploaded files but I'm mentioning it for any future uploads.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 3rd, 2015, 5:52 pm

After the rather ribald social satire of the last four C. J. Dennis poems, you could be forgiven for being taken by surprise by this one.

"The Lovers", by C. J. Dennis (1876 – 1938)
Text URL: http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/dennis-c-j-clarence-james/the-lovers-0027005
Duration: 1:39
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc143_lovers_sote_128kb.mp3
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 4th, 2015, 3:40 am

:D
Thank you, Son of the Exiles! and MW updated.

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Post by TonyPS214 » April 4th, 2015, 9:40 am

Hi again!

Here is my third submission for this collection:

GREEN GROW THE RASHES, O by Robert Burns (1759 – 1796)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/burns02.html#21
Duration: 00:02:27
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc142_greengrowtherasheso_ts_128kb.mp3

Hope you like my Scottish accent! :)
Tony Scheinman
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 4th, 2015, 8:25 pm

:clap: Thank you, Tony! Your scottish accent sounds very fitting!! Magic Window updated.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 10th, 2015, 11:43 am

'The Pantheist's Song of Immortality' by Constance Naden (1858-1889)

Text: http://www.bartleby.com/246/1042.html

Duration: 2:31

MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc143_pantheistssongimmortality_el_128kb.mp3

A quick search didn't turn up any Naden in the catalogue, so I'm including a link to her Wikipedia page in case that's helpful. I hope adding her isn't too difficult - if I need to record something else, just let me know!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Naden

-Erin

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 11th, 2015, 12:34 am

Thank you, Erin! Your recording is now in the Magic Window!
New authors are added in the database almost everyday, so not really a hussle, but you've made it even easier! :thumbs:

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Post by MrDavid » April 11th, 2015, 7:35 am

Hi,

May I submit the following recording?

High-tide by Jean Starr Untermeyer (1886–1970)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/part2/untermeyer02.html#tide
Duration: 1:02
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/hightide_poem.mp3

Many thanks,

Raymond Cockle
(Name to appear in catalog)

:D
Pseudonym: Raymond Cockle

:)

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 11th, 2015, 8:25 am

Hi Raymond! Welcome to Librivox!

I've renamed the file to match the format for this collection so it can now be found through this link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc143_hightide_rc_128kb.mp3
but everything else is perfect! and it's now in the Magic Window ready for the catalog :D

This is your Reader Page: https://librivox.org/reader/9960
It shows all projects you've been involved in, so it may look a bit empty now but I hope it will start to fill up, as I loved your voice! Thank you :)

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Post by damedumer » April 11th, 2015, 9:41 am

Hello!

I'd like to do some Sara Teasdale.

I'll be reading from this text:

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/442/pg442.html

I'll read the following:

Morning
House of Dreams

I'm thinking of doing "But Not to Me" as well, but I see it is already in the Librivox catalog, so I don't want to do it for sure until I listen to the recording; if the reader reads it as I would, then I wouldn't be adding anything.

I wish I could do some Lorine Niedecker, but she's still in copyright. Alas.
It's all wonderful!

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Post by MrDavid » April 11th, 2015, 12:21 pm

Hi,

Here's my second entry - a gripping poem about a jilted lover :clap:

The Sledge at The Gate by Richard Henry Stoddard (1853 - 1903)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/stod01.html#8
Duration: 01:58
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/thesledgeatthegate_poem.mp3

Cheers,

Raymond Cockle
Pseudonym: Raymond Cockle

:)

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Post by LNMC » April 11th, 2015, 3:00 pm

Hi,

More Emily Dickinson from me and more to come :)

I'm Nobody! Who are you? by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/dickin01.html#27
Duration: :36
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc143_imnobodywhoareyou_lnm-c_128kb.mp3

Thanks!

Leara Morris-Clark

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