Poets on Poets: Anne Waldman performs Shelley
Recently Romantic Circles’ Poets on Poets section, edited by Tilar Mazzeo, was lucky to be able to post recordings of Shelley poems performed by poet Anne Waldman. For one, a political ode by Shelley written in 1819 in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars and European restorations, Waldman reads accompanied by music. For the other, Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind,” she alters her voice with interesting echo effects.
(Thanks to Doug Guerra for editing and producing these audio files for Romantic Circles.)