Category Archives: The Poets

TRR EXTRA: “Autumn” by Miss Fanny Kemble



In honor of the arrival of Autumn, we offer you this poem by Miss Fanny Kemble. Kemble was a British actress and author during the mid-19th Century. This poem she wrote one October during a trip to the Schuylkill River in Eastern Pennsylvania.

“Autumn” by Miss Fanny Kemble

The Reader

TRT: 04:18

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TRR EXTRA: Poems by Nora May French 2



No regular show this week, as I was hit with a cold mid-week, and was in no shape to record anything. Instead, I managed to put this together for you, another set of poems by Nora May French.

“Oh, Dryad Thoughts” & “The Nymph” by Nora May French

The Reader

TRT: 08:01

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TRR EXTRA: Poems by Nora May French 1



As an extra offering this month, we present two poems by Nora May French from a collection of her work posthumously published by her literary colleagues and admirers in 1910.

“My Nook” and “You” by Nora May French

The Reader

TRT: 03:56


TRR: Episode 33, “Cinders From the Ashes”



Oliver Wendell Holmes was a physician, medical reformer, poet, educator and author, and penned a medical essay in 1843 on the nature of contagion which was hailed as a turning point in American medicine. He gained international acclaim as a writer for his “Breakfast-Table” books, written in a conversational style he termed “table-talk.” In this episode we share one of Holmes’ essays, reminiscing about the school days of his youth.

“Cinders From the Ashes” (1879) by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Reader

TRT: 41:09

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.