This 14-CD boxed set contains nearly 900 minutes of notable American poets reading their own poems. The collection features 453 poems by 100 poets, including such luminaries as Adrienne Rich, Allen Ginsburg, Anne Sexton, Anthony Hecht, Archibald Macleish, Carl Sandburg, Denise Levertov, Donald Hall, Dorothy Parker, e.e. cummings, Elizabeth Bishop, Ezra Pound, Galway Kinnell, Gertrude Stein, Gwendolyn Brooks, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), Howard Nemerov, James Dickey, James Merrill, James Wright, John Ashbery, John Berryman, John Hollander, John Updike, Karl Shapiro, Kenneth Patchen, Kenneth Rexroth, Langston Hughes, Louise Bogan, Marianne Moore, Mark Strand, May Swenson, Muriel Rukeyser, Ogden Nash, Randall Jarrell, Richard Wilbur, Robert Bly, Robert Creeley, Robert Frost, Robert Lowell, Ruth Stone, Stanley Kunitz, Sylvia Plath, T.S. Eliot, Theodore Roethke, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Yvor Winters, among many others.