Tennyson, Whitman, Browning & Yeats Speak In New Enhanced eBooks

Sourcebooks has a new series of enhanced poetry eBooks called The Poetry Speaks 2Go line. These new titles, which include collections of writings from Walt Whitman, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning and W.B. Yeats, have come out just in time for National Poetry Month.

The $2.99 eBooks include biographies of the poets, an essay written by a contemporary poet and audio recordings of each of the poets reading their own work with a brief introduction by Peabody Award winner Charles Osgood.

Here is more about the series from iTunes: “Poetry speaks to each of us at another level, below our consciousness. Like music, it reaches inside to touch us. While most of us first experience poetry read aloud as children, we almost never hear a poem once we’ve grown up. Yet spoken poetry can be a visceral, exhilarating experience. Poetry Speaks 2Go attempts to create (or perhaps recreate) that experience.”

Titles by Muriel Rukeyser and May Swenson will be released on April 10th.