Longfellow reads Longfellow
On May 21, 2006 we had the opportunity to attend a reading in St. Martinville, La of poems written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow read by one of his great-great- (I don't know how many "greats") nephew Layne Longfellow. And it just happened that shortly after that we went to Boston, Ma so we couldn't let the opportunity pass to at least see the Longfellow house in Cambridge, Ma close to Boston.
I must say, the reading sure left an impression on me. I guess it really is a difference between reading a poem and listen to it beeing read. If anybody is interested, samples can be heard at http://laynelongfellow.com/listen.html (and no I don't get a kickback).