PennSound: All the Free Poetry You Care to Download

PennSound, launched Jan. 1, is a Web-based archive for noncommercial distribution of the largest collection of poetry sound files on the Internet. PennSound offers a large variety of digital recordings of poems — currently 1,500 and fast growing — mostly as song-length singles.” Says Al Filreis, PennSound co-director: “By right-clicking a PennSound link, a user can save a single poem and listen to it as a high-quality MP3 file. We believe philosophically that, since there is no significant profit to be gained by the sale of recorded poetry — unlike music — many, many more poets will continue to grant us permission to use their work.” [Press release] [PennSound]