Spring 1961 • Vol. XXIII No. 2 Book ReviewsApril 1, 1961 |

The Sound of Poetry

The Yale Series of Recorded Poets. Individual albums by Robert Lowell, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Yvor Winters, and Dudley Fitts. $5.98 each. By far the most ambitious program of recorded poetry readings ever to be undertaken, the Yale Series has released twenty-two LPs as of this past March and will continue to produce records from its reserve of 145 tape recordings in the course of the next few years. This collection represents a decade of work by the poet Lee Anderson, who has now presented the tapes to the university. Anyone who cares for poetry has good reason to rejoice at Yale's enterprise. The series could not have been begun more auspiciously than with the recording by Robert Lowell, which contains "The Quaker Graveyard at Nantucket" and selections from Life Studies. That the poetry is splendid is by now beyond discussion. That Mr. Lowell's readings so successfully convey the enormous power of his work is bound to be much discussed. Because the poems are so

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