This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/multilingual-poetry-collection-017/
This collection is for poetry in any language. Feel free to choose any poem which is in the public domain. If you're unsure what we mean by 'public domain', please read this explanation.
Each reader should not submit more than two poems in the same language (per volume). It's fine if we have several readers submitting poems in the same language. It's also fine if the same reader submits poems in more than one language. It's also OK to submit readings in English (English being a language, I figure), but as there are plenty of other places to put those, let's limit them to special cases such as interesting regional dialects or accents.
If you are interested to see what has been done previously, check the previous Multilingual Poetry Collections in our catalog (but we welcome multiple versions of the same poem).
NB - The intro and outro can be in English, or in the language of the poem.
At the beginning, read the abbreviated "librivox disclaimer":
"[Poem title], by [author], read in [language] for LibriVox.org by [your name]".
At the End say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain"; then leave 5 seconds of silence.
If you are new, please check the Recording Guide before recording:
Please be sure that your recording software is set to the following technical specifications:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz
Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name all in lowercase: [language]_[poem's title]_[author's last name]_[your initials].mp3
ID3 tags (version 2):
Title: Language - Poem Title (e.g. Chinese - Chun Si)
Artist: Author Name (e.g. Peter Wang)
Album: LibriVox Multilingual Poetry 017
(You can put "Recorded by ...." in the Comments section if you wish)
Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
- Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
(If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: lz - lezer
- If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
When posting your link, please use the template below. Copy the code in the box, paste it into your reply, and fill in the required information:-
- URL for the recorded file on the Uploader -
- Duration of recording (mm:ss) -
- Link to online text -
- Title of poem -
- Name of author -
If this is your first contribution to Librivox, please also supply:
* Reader's name to use on the catalogue page -
* Reader's personal URL to use on the catalogue page (if you have one) -