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TRR EXTRA: “November” by Alice Cary



Here’s another Extra for you, this one by Alice Cary. Cary was a very popular writer and poet in the mid-19th Century, and was friends with many writers, artists, and celebrities in New York at that time. When she died in 1871, among her pallbearers were P. T. Barnum and Horace Greeley.

“November” by Alice Cary

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TRT: 02:19

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TRR EXTRA: Autumn Poems by Bliss Carman



As we continue to honor the season of Autumn, we offer you two poems by Bliss Carman. Carman was a Canadian who, despite having lived most of his life in the United States, was recognized in later years as Canada’s own poet laureate.

“Autumn” & “Lines for a Picture” from “Later Poems” (1921) by Bliss Carman

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TRT: 02:26

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TRR EXTRA: “Red October” by Helen Gray Cone



Autumn has always been my favorite season, so here is another Autumnal extra for you, in honor of the advent of October! I’ll have a few of these this month, interspersed in between our spooky stories celebrating Halloween.

“Red October” by Helen Gray Cone

The Reader

TRT: 01:52

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TRR EXTRA: “Chant for Autumn”



Another autumnal extra for you to round out our September offerings. This is a poem by George Parsons Lathrop from his 1875 collection, “Rose and Roof-tree.” Lathrop was a contributor to many periodicals of his day, and helped to found the American Copyright League, which in turn was instrumental in international copyright law.

“Chant for Autumn” by George Parsons Lathrop

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TRT: 03:12

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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: Episode 10, “Gray November Rains”



Gray November is here again, and with it, the cold rains of late Autumn. Don your yellow raincoat and boots, and come along for a stroll in the pre-winter weather.

“Boar’s Hill, October, 1919” by Vera M. Brittain
An excerpt from Chapter 1 of “The Rain Cloud” (1846)
“Rainy-Day Pleasures” by Fanny Fern
“Sonnet” by G.H. Bonner
“Cold Branch in the Black Air” by Louis Golding
“November Days” from “In New England Woods and Fields” by Rowland Evans Robinson (1896)

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TRR: Episode 10, Gray November Rains
TRT: 24:19

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Photo courtesy of Dukas Ju.


TRR: Halloween 2015 Extra



While you are planning your trick-or-treat campaign, enjoy this little mallowcream sweet from Carl Sandburg.

“Theme in Yellow” by Carl Sandburg

Happy Hallowe’en!

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TRR: Halloween 2015 Extra
TRT: 01:45


TRR: Episode 4, “Autumn” Part 3



The third and final part of our literary look at the season of Autumn features the work of the great American naturalist, John Burroughs. Also, poems by Browning and Frost.

An excerpt of ‘Falling Leaves,’ from “Under the Maples” (1921) by John Burroughs
‘To Autumn’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“October’ by Robert Frost

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TRR: Episode 4, “Autumn” Part 3
TRT: 20:12

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TRR: Episode 3 “Autumn” Part 2



The second part in our Autumn series, this time we hear works written by Bill Nye (not the Science Guy), and A.A. Milne.

‘My Sweetheart’ by T.P.
‘The Old Surprise’ by Eunice Comstock
‘Autumn Thoughts’ by Bill Nye
‘A Word for Autumn’ by A.A. Milne
‘Said a Blade of Grass’ by Kahlil Gilbran

We have at least one more installment in the Autumn series, coming soon!

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TRR: Episode 3, “Autumn” Part 2
TRT: 22:00

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TRR: Episode 2, “Autumn” Part 1



This month on The Reader Reads, we explore the wonders of the oncoming Autumn.

In this episode, we begin with two Autumnal essays and two poems (one by Robert Frost), all appropriately set in the out-of-doors.

‘September Days’ by Rowland E. Robinson, from “In New England Fields and Woods”
‘After Apple-Picking’ by Robert Frost, from “North of Boston”
‘Autumn Leaves’ by Jacob William Wright, from “The Long Ago”
‘Leaves at Play’ by Frank Dempster Sherman

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TRR: Episode 2, “Autumn” Part 1
TRT: 20:00

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