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Poems for the People

You can find Hardy and all sorts of other poets on this website, which has ordinary folks talking about which poems they like and why.

The Thomas Hardy Fan Club, Yale-style

When academics get together, they don't call their crush-fests fan clubs. But that, folks, is what this is. All Thomas Hardy. All the time. Check it out here.

"The Darkling Thrush" up for Debate

Slate magazine is one of the hippest reads for culture vultures today. And Robert Pinsky is one of the poets of our times. So Pinsky opening up a discussion of "The Darkling Thrush" on Slate's Poetry Fray? That's big news, folks. It's also pretty darn insightful. Readers from all over the world (just like you!) tuned in and spoke up about their relationships to the poem. And Pinsky responds. Check it out here.

Audio

Podcasts of Hardy's Poems

You can listen to quite a few of Hardy's poems, including the "Darkling Thrush."

Hear the Song for Yourself

Check out this page! It's got a thrush's call, and pictures, and, well, lots more about birds.

If You're Into Other Kinds of Song

…we've got that for you too. A CD entitled The Darkling Thrush, as a matter of fact. Here's the scoop.

Images

Check out the 'Stache on This Guy

Hardy wasn't fooling around with that facial hair, folks.

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