This site is a work in progress, a collection of verse and prose read aloud, in some cases by the writers themselves, in a variety of languages.

All readers are members of the Boston University community unless otherwise indicated.

Use the navigation bar on the left to select works in the language of your choice.

Links to related audio literature sites:

The American Academy of Poetry Site
The Favorite Poem Project
IslamiCity (for the Koran)
Webnet (for French verse)
Biblical Hebrew
Pablo Neruda reading his poems
DeutschlandRadio (Gertrude Stein, Thomas Mann, and other German, American, English, French, Spanish 20th-century writers reading from their own works)
Basil Bunting
Bernard Shaw
Readings Aloud of Old English Poetry
A site for Jorge Luis Borges
Another site for Jorge Luis Borges
Carmen Feito Maeso

Speeches by Nobel Prize Winners
Middle High German Nibelungenlied

The audio files on this site require the RealAudio player; if you don't have this player and would like to download it, click on the graphic:

Site designed by Max Levine, cmax777@hushmail.com
Sound Engineer Frank Antonelli