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When I was thinking about Poetry Month for this year I knew I really wanted to find something different for me to do in order to feel more involved. So in addition to my native garden inspired Haiku per day I asked my publisher if I could have permission to do a few audio recordings of some poems from Hugging the Rock.
 

 
And they said YES! I have permission for do one audio recording for each Poetry Friday in April. I knew which poem I wanted to do first but I'm still trying to pick out the other three. If you have a favorite, let me know.

So here, for the very first time, is an audio of the first poem in the book. It's called, NO ROOM. I hope you like it. (Special thanks to Lee Wind for the idea!)

Read about the evolution of the poem NO ROOM from its inception.

If the player doesn't work, you can try this:
http://www.susantaylorbrown.com/audio/NoRoom.mp3

The full Poetry Friday round-up can be found at Ayuddha

CREDIT LINE: Posted with permission from Hugging the Rock by Susan Taylor Brown.
Copyright  ©  2006 by Susan Taylor Brown, Tricycle Press, Berkeley, CA. www.tenspeed.com.

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susanwrites
April 3rd, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Oh waaah! Does it work if you go straight to the link:
http://www.susantaylorbrown.com/audio/NoRoom.mp3

saralholmes
April 18th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
Oh, no. That doesn't work either. I get a message saying that I can't connect to the server, "www.susantaylorbrown.com"

Phooey. Maybe I'll try a browser other than Safari.
(Anonymous)
April 3rd, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
I love that poem! I have many other favorites, but I vote for "My Crowning Glory" and "Good-bye."
Linda
http://ldkwritetime.blogspot.com
susanwrites
April 6th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Oh My Crowning Glory fits in perfectly with something else. Good-bye is another good one. Thank you.
ext_179202
April 3rd, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
What a treat is to hear you read! Thank you! All the wonderful things that happens during Poetry Month!
susanwrites
April 6th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for listening.
(Anonymous)
April 4th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Poe loves this
You have a great speaking voice.

For future readings, my absolute favorite would be Conversations.
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susanwrites
April 6th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Poe loves this
Thanks for listening!
susanwrites
April 6th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Poe loves this
Thanks for the kind words. Ooh, Conversations would be a good one. Thanks.
onegrapeshy
April 7th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
THAT was totally awesome!!! Thanks!!!
susanwrites
April 9th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for listening!
(Anonymous)
April 10th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Susan, so very emotional.
angela (http://angelacerrito.blogspot.com)
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