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PennSound is online poetry powerhouse

University of Pennyslvania places 8,000 MP3s of poetry readings online as part of the PennSound project

Poetry buffs have a new online resource -- a huge library of spoken word poetry hosted by the University of Pennyslvania. PennSound is an ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives. It now features an archive of 8,000 (and climbing) rare poetry readings in MP3 format – one of the largest online collections available. The University recently added rare poetry recordings of Ezra Pound, as well as his previously unknown private recordings made between 1962-1972. Recent additions to PennSound include the complete recordings of William Carlos Williams and extensive collections of recordings by Jackson Mac Low, Susan Howe, Allen Ginsberg and many others.