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Petals

Amy Lowell

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Petals by Amy Lowell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 27, 2011. Amy Lawrence Lowell (February 9, 1874 – May 12, 1925) was an American poet of the imagist school from Brookline, Massachusetts who posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926. Lowell was born into Brookline's prominent Lowell family, sister to astronomer Percival Lowell and Harvard president Abbott Lawrence Lowell. She never attended college because her family did not consider that proper for a woman, but she compensated with avid reading and near-obsessive book collecting. She lived as a socialite and travelled widely, turning to poetry in 1902 after being inspired by a performance of Eleonora Duse in Europe. In the post-World War II years, Lowell, like other women writers, was largely forgotten, but with the renaissance of the women's movement in the 1970s, women's studies brought her back to light. According to Heywood Broun, however, Lowell personally argued against feminism. Her poem, “Petals” is published in her collection A Dome of Many-Colored Glass (1912). (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Bob Gonzalez)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:54