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Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 1st, 2020, 5:44 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 208

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-208-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of September 2020. 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 74 minutes (so as to fit in an audio CD)
    • 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 they need to state date of publication (or book edition) to verify public domain status.
    • 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, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[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." 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:
    spc208_[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. spc208_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.

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Please post below or PM me. :)
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 1st, 2020, 6:08 am

I can't create the magic window just now, but you can normally upload recordings :D Thanks!
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Post by Algy Pug » September 1st, 2020, 6:22 am

First cab off the rank - a duet by NewgateNovelist and yours truly:

Author: Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930)
Title: To the memory of G. M H.
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/37804/37804-h/37804-h.htm#page_242
Duration: 1:54
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_memorygmh_el_alp_128kb.mp3

Cheers
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Post by jmz1993 » September 2nd, 2020, 1:09 pm

The Rainbow by William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/words01.html#1
Duration: 0:40
MP3 URL:https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_rainbow_jmz_128kb.mp3

This is my first recording and i would like it to appear in the catalog as Joseph Zampacorta.

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Post by OooThatsNifty » September 2nd, 2020, 5:47 pm

Here's my first for the month:

The Spectre, by George Blackstone Field (1883 - 1952)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59940
Duration: 2:29
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_spectre_ag_128kb.mp3

Promise I'll find a happy poem to submit one of these days :wink:
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Post by Owlivia » September 2nd, 2020, 5:56 pm

The Owl-Critic by James T. Fields, 1817-1881

from The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI, Marshall P. Wilder, Ed.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19324/19324-h/19324-h.htm


https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc_208_owlcritic_dbg_128kb.mp3

run time: 3:23.39

Owlivia

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 2nd, 2020, 11:10 pm

Magic Window, finally in place and updated!

Thank you, Algy Pug and Erin!

Welcome to the Poetry Collection, Joseph! Congrats on your first recording! :clap: Thank you for offering it!
Here's your Reader page: https://librivox.org/reader/14907 which you can also access from your name-link in the Magic Window! It lists all projects you read for, and can also help you keep track of your assigned sections in ongoing projects, under the Reader Section Details link.

Thank you, Andrew and Owlivia!

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Post by brucek » September 7th, 2020, 7:29 am

Hi Rapunzelina. Here are three from me. :)

1)
The chestnut casts his flambeaux, by A. E. Housman (1859 - 1936)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7848
Duration: 2:17
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_chestnutcasts_bk_128kb.mp3

2)
The Oracles, by A. E. Housman (1859 - 1936)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7848
Duration: 1:59
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_oracles_bk_128kb.mp3

3)
Tell me not here, by A. E. Housman (1859 - 1936)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7848
Duration: 1:59
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_tellmenot_bk_128kb.mp3

~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 7th, 2020, 8:45 am

Hello Rapunzelina,

Another one for the collection:

'In the Forest' by Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829)
Text: https://archive.org/details/poetryofgermanyc00baskiala/page/n349/mode/2up
Duration: 2.02
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_intheforest_el_128kb.mp3

Erin

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Post by OooThatsNifty » September 7th, 2020, 9:37 pm

My second for the month:

The Dark, by Seosamh MacCathmhaoil (1879-1944)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38927
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_dark_ag_128kb.mp3
Time: 1:57

This poet's name was often Anglicized as Joseph Campbell, but for the recording I tried my best to manage the Gaelic pronunciation, as that's what he typically wrote under. I consulted with a good friend who is pretty fluent in Gaelic...but I personally am not, in the least, so if you'd prefer I rerecorded the intro with the Anglicized version I would completely understand.

Thanks again!
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 8th, 2020, 1:56 am

Brilliant!

Thank you, Bruce, Erin and Andrew! :9:
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Post by Algy Pug » September 8th, 2020, 8:14 pm

Here is another one:

Title: Death in a London Lodging
Author: Richard Le Gallienne (1866 - 1947)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10913
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_deathinalondonlodging_alp_128kb.mp3
Duration: 5:52

Cheers
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 9th, 2020, 12:51 am

Thank you, Algy Pug! Marked PL OK in the MW :thumbs:
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Post by shortcircuit » September 9th, 2020, 8:44 am

Hi!

Quick question: I'd like to submit The Ostrich from a collection edited by Anne Wales Abbot (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/17189/17189-h/17189-h.htm#sec27) but the exact author is unclear. Should the introduction be: "The Ostrich, from Autumn Leaves, edited by Anne Wales Abbot" or something like that?

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 9th, 2020, 8:56 am

You can say that, or you can just say 'the ostrich, by anonymous'. I'll probably put Anonymous for the author in the magic window, but whichever way you choose to introduce the poem, both would be acceptable. Thanks! Looking forward to it!
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