Author(s): John Lithgow
This unique package provides a multi-media poetry experience from one of today's most beloved performers. John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of emmorable poetry, accompanied by a bonus CD of revelatory poetry readings. The wide variety of carefully selected verse in this book provides the perfect introduction to reel in readers who are new to poetry and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh and vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometime poignant commentary to each selction and his essential criterion for inclusion was that 'each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud.' Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe and Dylan Thomas are just a few of the names featured among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. Family members can take turns reciting or listening to these poems and enjoy how each one comes to life through the spoken word in this engageing collection.
John Litgow is an actor and childrens' story writer. He is probably most famous for his roles in Third Rock From the Sun and as the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek.