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ChuckW
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Post by ChuckW » July 10th, 2018, 12:01 pm

The Book of American Negro Poetry, Edited by James Weldon Johnson (1871 - 1938).

The Book of American Negro Poetry is one of the earliest and most essential anthologies of African-American verse ever brought to print. Edited by writer and diplomat James Weldon Johnson, this collection was published with the hope of bringing to the public a greater awareness of the wide breadth of literature created by Black writers. This is the first edition of this long-republished anthology and collects seminal works by Paul Dunbar, W.E.B. Du Bois, Claude McKay, Leslie Hill, James Corrothers, and many more. ( ChuckW)
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      [*] Project Code: x9WNlZaY

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (James Weldon Johnson) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Weldon_Johnson
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 35
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1922
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    Genres for the project: Poetry/Anthologies

    Keywords that describe the book: african-american literature, black literature, african-american author

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Last edited by ChuckW on July 30th, 2018, 12:38 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by ChuckW » July 10th, 2018, 12:04 pm

I was going to hold off on this project for a little while longer, but annise encouraged me to go ahead and launch it now... so here we are. :-)
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Post by annise » July 10th, 2018, 12:34 pm

I better take it on then :D Back with an MW in a bit

Anne

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Post by ChuckW » July 10th, 2018, 12:39 pm

annise wrote:
July 10th, 2018, 12:34 pm
I better take it on then :D Back with an MW in a bit

Anne
Thanks Anne! :-)
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Post by annise » July 10th, 2018, 12:57 pm

MW set up.
I assume your going to add a bit here " The Book of American Negro Poetry, Edited by James Weldon Johnson. [Section]"
Personally I'd leave out the edited bit and replace it with the poets name. then read the poem title of poem 1, poem 1. breath ,poem2 title poem2 etc , but I'm not sure I've ever MCed poetry before so it's up to you
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Post by ChuckW » July 10th, 2018, 1:11 pm

annise wrote:
July 10th, 2018, 12:57 pm
MW set up.
I assume your going to add a bit here " The Book of American Negro Poetry, Edited by James Weldon Johnson. [Section]"
Personally I'd leave out the edited bit and replace it with the poets name. then read the poem title of poem 1, poem 1. breath ,poem2 title poem2 etc , but I'm not sure I've ever MCed poetry before so it's up to you
Anne
Oh, right. I should probably fix that. Thanks for pointing that out.

Alright, the MW is finished and we're officially ready for business!
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Post by silverquill » July 10th, 2018, 9:01 pm

May I have the following: 3,12,20,21,26,27
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Post by ChuckW » July 10th, 2018, 9:21 pm

silverquill wrote:
July 10th, 2018, 9:01 pm
May I have the following: 3,12,20,21,26,27
Whoa, thanks Larry! You caught me right before heading off to bed. Glad I stayed up. :thumbs:
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Post by ChuckW » July 11th, 2018, 6:58 pm

We seem to have a shortage of DPLs right now, so I can do it myself if all else fails. :-)
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Post by dwgore » July 12th, 2018, 5:17 pm

May I claim #13, JOHN WESLEY HOLLOWAY?
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Post by ChuckW » July 12th, 2018, 5:30 pm

dwgore wrote:
July 12th, 2018, 5:17 pm
May I claim #13, JOHN WESLEY HOLLOWAY?
Hi David! Thanks for volunteering! I'd be happy to have you onboard. :-)

I also see that you're still waiting for the results of your one minute test. This is to make sure your technical settings are all correct. Just make sure you wait for the results of that before recording.

Then secondly, I need to know the name you want to use as your reader name. This can be your forum name or real name or any other pseudonym -- up to you. Then I can open your personal reader page.

Once your test is approved, you can start working on the section. Just post back here to confirm, so I can make the claim official. :) In the first post you'll see all the details for correct file-naming and intro/outro.

Thanks again!
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Post by ChuckW » July 12th, 2018, 6:35 pm

Okay, this is probably unorthodox, but we're starting with the very last chapter of the book. Has that ever happened before?

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/bookofamericannegropoetry_35_johnson_128kb.mp3 [20:00]

I can PL the rest of this book on my own, but will obviously need someone to double check my recordings. I'll probably wind up claiming other sections too, but I wanna see what you guys take first.

EDIT: Just realize I forgot to include the LV disclaimer at the beginning. Whoops. Lemme fix that.

EDIT AGAIN: OK. Fixed. :-) Sorry about that.
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Post by linny » July 13th, 2018, 8:32 am

I can’t DPL but had some tome to PL your section for you.

One small note for section 35. The edited by piece should only be in the second half of the intro. It’s currently in both.

As for last section first. I dont know about group projects but I know some soloists start with the last chapter first.

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Post by ChuckW » July 13th, 2018, 9:06 am

linny wrote:
July 13th, 2018, 8:32 am
I can’t DPL but had some tome to PL your section for you.

One small note for section 35. The edited by piece should only be in the second half of the intro. It’s currently in both.

As for last section first. I dont know about group projects but I know some soloists start with the last chapter first.
Thanks Linny. :-) I made that slight correction, so everything should be PL OK now.
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Post by dwgore » July 13th, 2018, 10:47 am

... my apologies - forgot to include a preferred name. I'll use "DavidG" if I may.

One-minute test checked out OK.

Thanks!
DavidG

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