More Poetry Recordings

The following poems were read by Robert Lapp, professor of English at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. I recorded, edited and mixed the readings.

These poetry readings were broadcast on the CBC Radio program Shift which is heard in New Brunswick weekdays from 4 p.m to 6 p.m.

Shift is broadcast in Sackville at 105.7 FM, in Moncton at 106.1 FM, in Saint John at 93.1 FM and in Fredericton at 99.5 FM.

You can hear a new poem read by Robert Lapp every Monday on Shift between 4:15 and 4:30.

Heat by Archibald Lampman

Low Tide on Grand Pré by Bliss Carmen

Tantramar Revisited by Charles G.D. Roberts

Sonnets 65 and 18 by William Shakespeare

To Imagination by Emily Bronte

Sestina by Cecilia Stewart

To Autumn by John Keats

The Cartographer by Amanda Jernigan

When the Frost is on the Punkin by James Whitcomb Riley

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

The Listeners by Walter de la Mare

Sonnet 1 and Sonnet 17 by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare

Two poems by Emily Dickinson

My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke

The Prelude (excerpt) by William Wordsworth

Song of a Man Who Has Come Through by D.H. Lawrence

The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy


Falling Hard at the Town Area by Robert Lapp (broadcast January 14, 2019)


Is There For Honest Poverty by Robbie Burns (broadcast January 21, 2019)


Comes Now the Snow by Marilyn Lerch (broadcast January 28, 2019)


Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson (broadcast February 4, 2019)


Lullaby by W.H. Auden (broadcast February 11, 2019)


The Back Channels by Jennifer Houle (broadcast February 25, 2019)


Common Dust, The Heart of a Woman by Georgia Douglas Johnson (broadcast March 4, 2019)


The Stolen Child by William Butler Yeats (broadcast March 11, 2019)


The Mouse’s Petition to Dr. Priestly by Anna Laetitia Barbauld (broadcast March 18, 2019)


The Lucy Poems by William Wordsworth (broadcast March 25, 2019)


if i have made, my lady, intricate by e.e. cummings (broadcast April 1, 2019)


The Convergence of the Twain: Lines on the Loss of the Titanic by Thomas Hardy (broadcast April 8, 2019)


From Stone to Steel by E.J. Pratt (broadcast April 15, 2019)


The Brown Suitcase by Allan Cooper (broadcast April 29, 2019)


Pheasant by Sylvia Plath (broadcast May 6, 2019)


Islands by Amanda Jernigan (broadcast May 13, 2019)


As I Walked Out One Evening by W.H. Auden (broadcast May 27, 2019)


This Oblivion by Katherine Hale (broadcast June 3, 2019)


Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour by Wallace Stevens (broadcast June 10, 2019)


The Night Wind by Emily Bronte (broadcast June 17, 2019)


The Salt Flats by Charles G.D. Roberts (broadcast June 24, 2019)


Erosion by E.J. Pratt (broadcast September 9, 2019)


Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas (broadcast September 16, 2019)


Entirely by Louis MacNeice (broadcast September 23, 2019)


There Was A Boy by William Wordsworth (broadcast September 30, 2019)


Thanksgiving by Robert Lapp (broadcast October 7, 2019)


Derivative by Jennifer Houle (broadcast October 21, 2019)


Low Barometer by Robert Bridges (broadcast October 28, 2019)


Oh, Lovely Rock by Robinson Jeffers (broadcast November 4, 2019)


Courage by Sophie Almon Hensley (broadcast November 8, 2019)


One Art by Elizabeth Bishop (broadcast November 18, 2019)


Sestina by Elizabeth Bishop (broadcast November 25, 2019)


To Wisdom by Anna Laetitia Barbauld (broadcast December 2, 2019)


The Green Shingle by Chad Norman (broadcast December 9, 2019)


It Came Upon The Midnight Clear by Edmund Sears (broadcast December 16, 2019)


Ring Out Wild Bells by Alfred Tennyson (broadcast December 23, 2019)


Desert Places by Robert Frost (broadcast January 6, 2020)


Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens (broadcast January 13, 2020)


Ae Fond Kiss by Robert Burns (broadcast January 20, 2020)


If I Should Learn in Some Quite Casual Way by Edna St. Vincent Millay (broadcast January 27, 2020)


The Lover, A Ballad by Lady Mary Wortley Montague (broadcast February 3, 2020)


Friendship between Ephelia and Ardelia by Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (broadcast February 10, 2020)


It sifts from leaden sieves by Emily Dickinson (broadcast February  24, 2020)


Snow by Louis MacNeice (broadcast March 2, 2020)


Not Ideas About the Thing But the Thing Itself by Wallace Stevens (broadcast March 9, 2020)


Blur by Lorri Neilson Glenn (broadcast March 16, 2020)


The Ovenbird by Robert Frost (broadcast August 24, 2020)


Sonnet LXXVI by Erik Didriksen (broadcast August 31, 2020)


Harlem and Dream Boogie by Langston Hughes (broadcast September 14, 2020)


A Letter From a Girl To Her Own Old Age by Alice Meynell (broadcast September 21, 2020)


Ode to the West Wind by Percy Shelley (broadcast September 28, 2020)


A Black Man Talks of Reaping by Arna Bontemps (broadcast October 5, 2020)


Deep in the Quiet Wood by James Weldon Johnson (broadcast October 19, 2020)


The Haunted Oak by Paul Laurence Dunbar (broadcast October 26, 2020)


Written in November by John Clare (broadcast November 2, 2020)


Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen (broadcast November 9, 2020)


The Good Man in Hell by Edwin Muir (broadcast November 16, 2020)


Late November by Archibald Lampman (broadcast November 30, 2020)


When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be by John Keats (broadcast December 7, 2020)


The Winter Scene by Bliss Carmen (broadcast December 14, 2020)


Christmas by John Clare (broadcast December 21, 2020)


The Journey of the Magi by T.S. Eliot (broadcast January 4, 2021)


The Snowman by Wallace Stevens (broadcast January 11, 2021)


The Soul Selects Her Own Society by Emily Dickinson (broadcast January 25, 2021)


I, Being born a Woman and Distressed by Edna St. Vincent Millay (broadcast February 1, 2021)


Sonnet One Hundred and Two by Erik Didriksen (broadcast on February 8, 2021)


The Winter Fields by Charles G.D. Roberts (broadcast on February 22, 2021)


After the Winter by Claude McKay (broadcast on March 1, 2021)


Theme for English B by Langston Hughes (broadcast on March 8, 2021)


Spring and All by William Carlos Williams (broadcast on March 22, 2021)


The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins (broadcast March 29, 2021)


A Caged Bird by Sarah Orne Jewett (broadcast April 12, 2021)


When Sisters Are Parted by Chad Norman (broadcast April 19, 2021)


I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth (broadcast April 26, 2021)


Pitch of Night by Marilyn Lerch (broadcast May 3, 2021)


An Ancient Gesture by Edna St. Vincent Millay (broadcast May 10, 2021)


The Trees by Philip Larking (broadcast May 17, 2021)


Putting in the Seed by Robert Frost (broadcast May 31, 2021)


The Star’s Way by Allan Cooper (broadcast June 7, 2021)


Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish (broadcast June 14, 2021)


In Memoriam A.H.H, Section 27 by Alfred Tennyson (broadcast June 28, 2021)


The Railway Station by Archibald Lampman (broadcast July 5, 2021)


Tell All the Truth but Tell It Slant by Emily Dickinson (broadcast September 13, 2021)


Bright Star! Would I Were Steadfast as Though Art by John Keats (broadcast September 20, 2021)


Honey for Tea by Sylvia Townsend Warner (broadcast September 27, 2021)


Tears, Idle Tears by Alfred Tennyson (broadcast October 4, 2021)


Medusa by Louise Bogan (broadcast October 18, 2021)


Amor Mundi by Christina Rossetti (broadcast October 25, 2021)


In November by Archibald Lampman (broadcast November 1, 2021)


Break of Day in the Trenches by Isaac Rosenberg (broadcast November 8, 2021)


Ain’t I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth (broadcast November 15, 2021)


The Beauty of Things by Robinson Jeffers (broadcast November 22, 2021)


My Grandmother’s Love Letters by Hart Crane (broadcast November 29, 2021)


The Waking by Theodore Roetkhe (broadcast December 6, 2021)


The Magi by William Butler Yeats (broadcast December 13, 2021)


Love and Friendship by Emily Bronte (broadcast December 20, 2021)


Douglass by Paul Laurence Dunbar (broadcast February 28, 2022)


New Year’s Resolution and Hope to Keep by Marilyn Lerch (broadcast March 7, 2022)


Carmel Point by Robinson Jeffers (broadcast March 14, 2022)


On Shakespeare by John Milton (broadcast March 21, 2022)


I Felt A Funeral in My Brain by Emily Dickinson (broadcast March 28, 2022)


Sea Violet by H.D. (broadcast April 4, 2022)


No Coward Soul Is Mine by Emily Bronte (broadcast April 11, 2022)


I Shall Come Back by Dorothy Parker (broadcast May 2, 2022)


Sudden Light by Dante Gabriel Rosetti (broadcast May 9, 2022)


I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed by Emily Dickinson (broadcast May 16, 2022)


On Being Eighty by Helen Cruikshank (broadcast May 30, 2022)


Heaven by Allan Cooper (broadcast June 6, 2022)


Afternoon Tea by Charlotte Mew (broadcast June 13, 2022)


Idyll by Siegfried Sassoon (broadcast June 20, 2022)


Re-voyage by E. Pauline Johnson (broadcast June 27, 2022)