“[. . .] I aint, you must know,” said Betty, “much of a hand at reading writing-hand, though I can read my Bible and most print. And I do love a newspaper. You mightn’t think it, but Sloppy is a beautiful reader of a newspaper. He do the Police in different voices.”
“I’m gonna quote a line by Yeats, I think it was, for you, and that’s like, ‘The best lack all conviction while the best’, no, no, it’s the other way around, ‘The best lack all conviction while the worst are filled with a passionate intensity’. Now you figure out where I am”
“You gotta hear this new box I got, it creates the most offensive noise.”
That about sums it up. This is a site that has audio settings — soundscapes — that are settings for poems and other spoken word pieces. The first, a treatment of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”, is here.