COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 028 - PO/ks

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Post by gypsygirl » April 16th, 2007, 3:50 pm

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 028

This is an open collection: you may submit any recording of a public domain poem without claiming it first. This collection is for poems less than five minutes in length and will consist of 20 poems. When this collection is full, another one will be begun.

To see what has been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Database by author or title, or browse by poetry - but remember that we welcome multiple versions!

Bartleby is a great resource for public-domain poetry. Another source to try is Poets' Corner.

Recording Information
At the beginning, 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, if you wish.

At the End say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain" and leave a few seconds of silence.

If you are new, please check the Recording Notes thread before recording:
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
If this is your first recording, you'll also find this useful:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording

Technical Details
Please be sure that your recording software is set to the following technical specifications:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHzs

Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:

File name all in lowercase: [poem's title]_[author's last name]_[your initials].mp3
(e.g. raven_poe_apc.mp3)

ID3 tags (version 2):

Title: Poem Title (e.g. The Raven)
Artist: Author Name (e.g. Edgar Allan Poe)
Album: LibriVox Short Poetry 028
Genre: Speech
(You can put "Recorded by ...." in the Comments section if you wish)

What To Do With Your Recording
Please post a link to your completed files here in the thread. If you don't have server space, use one of the following free file transfer services: When you post your link, please also include the following information:
  • a link to the source of the poem (Gutenberg, Bartleby, Poets' Corner, etc.) so that I can verify it is in the public domain
  • if this is your first recording, your name as you would like it credited on the catalog page and any URL you wish your name to link to



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Post by gypsygirl » April 16th, 2007, 3:57 pm

kristin wrote:
hfdratch wrote:Kristin. Sorry I jumped the gun.

This is the other Annabelle Lee if you want to listen. Since you seem accepting of the first, please do as you wish.

http://www.gigasize.com/get.php/1116952/Annabelle_Lee.mp3

I also recorded for this or the next collection the poem "Thomas of the Light Heart" by Owen Seaman 1914.

It is also on Gigasize.com available for 90 days.

http://www.gigasize.com/get.php/1166329/Thomas_of_the_Light_Heart.mp3

It is from http://www.bartleby.com/266/68.html
George Herbert Clarke, ed. (1873–1953). A Treasury of War Poetry. 1917.

I went a little overboard with short poems but, except for a ghost story by Dickens, I am still unsure about doing anything of any length.

My blog is athttp://bacalar.blogspot.com/

Thanks.
Howard
Thanks, Howard. I think I'm still going to use the first file you sent for Annabel Lee. And Thomas of the Light Heart will need to go into the next collection. I'll shift it over there once the collection is set up.
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Post by davedoty » April 16th, 2007, 6:54 pm

My first contribution! W. B. Yeats' "An Irish Airman Forsees His Death"

The file is here: http://www.gigasize.com/get.php/1171868/airmanyeatsdsd.mp3

The Bartleby text is here: http://www.bartleby.com/148/3.html

And, I guess, David S. Doty for the attribution. Is that everything?

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Post by JBrenn » April 17th, 2007, 2:02 am

My second poem read...Benjamin Banneker's "A Mathematical Problem In Verse"

Text is here: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/2001/banneker0101.html

File is here: http://www.mediafire.com/?1yemvgtkzul

Length: 1m 31s
Size: 1.4MB
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Post by gypsygirl » April 17th, 2007, 5:53 am

davedoty wrote:My first contribution! W. B. Yeats' "An Irish Airman Forsees His Death"

The file is here: http://www.gigasize.com/get.php/1171868/airmanyeatsdsd.mp3

The Bartleby text is here: http://www.bartleby.com/148/3.html

And, I guess, David S. Doty for the attribution. Is that everything?
Thank you, David.

Two things - when naming your files, please put underscores between the various sections (i.e. airman_yeats_dsd.mp3 rather than airmanyeatsdsd.mp3) - I've already fixed this on my end; and in the disclaimer, please say librivox.org, rather than just librivox, so people will know where to come. :)

For the attribution, is there a url you'd like your name linked to?
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Post by gypsygirl » April 17th, 2007, 6:00 am

JBrenn wrote:My second poem read...Benjamin Banneker's "A Mathematical Problem In Verse"

Text is here: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/2001/banneker0101.html

File is here: http://www.mediafire.com/?1yemvgtkzul

Length: 1m 31s
Size: 1.4MB
Thanks, JBrenn. One thing to keep in mind for the future, please make sure your file names are entirely in lower case, including your initials.
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Post by Starlite » April 17th, 2007, 6:00 am

gypsygirl wrote: Two things - when naming your files, please put underscores between the various sections (i.e. airman_yeats_dsd.mp3 rather than airmanyeatsdsd.mp3)

Karen, gigasize strips the underscores out. :?
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Post by davedoty » April 17th, 2007, 7:36 am

I'll remember the .org next time. No URL, I'm the last person with no web page or myspace account.

I didn't realize gigasize was strippng out my underscores. I'll try mediafire when I do my next one.

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Post by gypsygirl » April 17th, 2007, 7:44 am

Starlite wrote:
gypsygirl wrote: Two things - when naming your files, please put underscores between the various sections (i.e. airman_yeats_dsd.mp3 rather than airmanyeatsdsd.mp3)

Karen, gigasize strips the underscores out. :?
Ohhhhh! Did not know that! How very presumptuous of it. :P
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Post by JBrenn » April 18th, 2007, 2:23 am

How many poems can we record and submit? Should I move on to a different type of literature (volunteer for chapters in a book/story?) because poetry is really starting to grow on me!
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Post by gypsygirl » April 18th, 2007, 5:30 am

JBrenn wrote:How many poems can we record and submit? Should I move on to a different type of literature (volunteer for chapters in a book/story?) because poetry is really starting to grow on me!
There is no limit. Submit as many as you like!
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Post by ZachBG » April 18th, 2007, 12:17 pm

If I can be allowed a little self-indulgence...

My father introduced me to Stephen Crane's poetry. He died over Easter, and so I've recorded "The Wayfarer" from War is Kind and dedicated it to his memory.

http://www.zacharybrewstergeisz.com/librivox/poetry/wayfarer_crane_zfbg.mp3 (0:47)
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Post by JBrenn » April 19th, 2007, 1:30 am

I have another for the Short Poetry Coll. 28!

"By The Arno" by Oscar Wilde

The file is here: http://www.mediafire.com/?dmmyrmkjk5q
The text is here: http://www.bartleby.com/143/46.html

Length: 1m 13s
Size: 1.13 MB
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Post by gypsygirl » April 19th, 2007, 12:16 pm

ZachBG wrote:If I can be allowed a little self-indulgence...

My father introduced me to Stephen Crane's poetry. He died over Easter, and so I've recorded "The Wayfarer" from War is Kind and dedicated it to his memory.

http://www.zacharybrewstergeisz.com/librivox/poetry/wayfarer_crane_zfbg.mp3 (0:47)
Thanks, Zach. Got it.

Just FYI, I don't know if you forgot, or if there's a problem with your server, but the file had no id3 tags. I've added them.

Note to self: Text can be found here
http://www.bartleby.com/248/1628.html
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