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Mark Van Doren Reads from His Collected and New Poems

Mark Van Doren Reads from His Collected and New Poems

Mark Van Doren (1894–1972), poet, writer, critic, and scholar, reads 32 poems from his Collected and New Poems: 1926–1963. The range of his subjects is broad: children, animals, people of every sort, night and day, sun and snow, love, memory, and poets. The liner notes state “…his subject matter is the life of the mind as well as the life of the senses; neither to him is more important than the other; both are necessary for a full life.” Descriptive notes include an introduction and texts of the poems.

Track Listing

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O World / Morning Worship / Prophet Mark Van Doren 3:11
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Undersong Mark Van Doren 4:39
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The God of Galaxies / He Loves Me / The Bird Desire Mark Van Doren 3:21
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Sonnet XXVIII / Soft, Soft, Soft / My Poor Love Mark Van Doren 2:46
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The Sign in the Sky / Unresponsive / Woman of Few Words Mark Van Doren 2:46
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The Deepest Dream / Born Brothers / Dialogue in December Mark Van Doren 2:50
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Civil War / This Amber Sunstream Mark Van Doren 3:10
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The Child at Winter Sunset / After Dry Weather / To a Child with Eyes/ Goodnight Mark Van Doren 3:20
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The Plague / Family Prime / Homer, Sidney, Philo / He's Coming Mark Van Doren 3:51
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The First Snow of the Year / Sleep, Grandmother Mark Van Doren 3:13
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Dunce Songs Mark Van Doren 5:16
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When the World Ends / Epitaph / Farewell and Thanksgiving Mark Van Doren 1:46
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