As a way to update the content of Sketching a Present a bit more frequently—especially when I do not have time to compose "Slow Reading" posts—I've decided to share just a bit of something else I love: not analyzing or theorizing, just simply reading and reading aloud, hearing and feeling the texture of words. Though most of these "Reading Aloud" posts will probably just be recitations of favorite poems, every so often I may sneak in a Virginia Woolf diary entry or an excerpt or two of Ulysses (1922). We'll see.

Reading Aloud (#1): excerpt from T.S. Eliot's "The Dry Salvages
Reading Aloud (#2): Sylvia Plath's "Elm"
Reading Aloud (#3): Seamus Heaney's "The Harrow-Pin"
Reading Aloud (#4): Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Interim"
Reading Aloud (#5): Tony Hoagland's "Lawrence"
Reading Aloud (#6): Wallace Stevens's "The Region November"
Reading Aloud (#7): Derek Walcott's "Love After Love"
Reading Aloud (#8): Elizabeth Bishop's "A Cold Spring"
Reading Aloud (#9): Marianne Moore's "What Are Years"
Reading Aloud (#10): Amy Clampitt's "A Silence"
Reading Aloud (#11): Wallace Stevens's "Man Carrying Thing"
Reading Aloud (#12): Virginia Woolf, letter to Gerald Brenan (1922)
Reading Aloud (#13): William Wordsworth's "The Ruined Cottage"
Reading Aloud (#14): Gjertrud Schnackenberg's "Darwin in 1881"
Reading Aloud (#15): Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est"
Reading Aloud (#16): from Wallace Stevens's "The Rock"
Reading Aloud (#17): from Gjertrud Schnackenberg's "Venus Velvet No. 2"
Reading Aloud (#18): from William Wordsworth's 1805 Prelude 
Reading Aloud (#19, #20, and #21): William Wordsworth's "Old Man Travelling," excerpt from Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man, and Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Mont Blanc"
Reading Aloud (#22 and #23): William Blake's "The Lamb" and "The Tyger"
Reading Aloud (#24): Sylvia Plath's "Morning Song"
Reading Aloud (#25): Fernando Pessoa's "On a terribly clear day"
Reading Aloud (#26): T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
Reading Aloud (#27): Robert Graves's "Recalling War"
Reading Aloud (#28): Richard Wilbur's "The Beautiful Changes"
Reading Aloud (#29): first page of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake
Reading Aloud (#30): Wallace Stevens's "A Postcard from the Volcano"
Reading Aloud (#31): D.H. Lawrence's "The Best of School"