7 Poetry Books to Ignite Your Imagination
a book list by Glen Roven, Emmy Award-winning composer, lyricist, and conductor and co-founder of GPR Records
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My favorite poems ignite my imagination and ask me to actively participate in the reading process. I want the poet to encourage me to make the poem my own. The books on this list will challenge your assumptions, spark your creativity, and move you with vivid language and fantastic descriptions.
Sometimes, a reader can find new meaning in a poem by experiencing it in a new medium. Listening to someone perform a poem is so different from reading it quietly on the page.
Recently released by my record label, GPR Records, "Poetic License" is an audio compilation of 100 well-loved poems read by 100 famous performers. You can preview and purchase each track from the album by using the links in the descriptions below.
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About Glen Roven
Glen Roven is a four-time Emmy Award winner. Career highlights include conducting the original Broadway production of Sugar Babies, four Presidential Inaugurations, and both Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.’s final television appearances. On May 23rd, in honor of author Margaret Wise Brown’s 100th birthday, GPR Records will release “Goodnight Moon: a lullaby for Soprano and Orchestra.” You can email Glen or follow GPR Records on Twitter.
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