by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unabridged Formal Poetry
Two poems based on the Arthurian legend, written by the founder of trancendentalism. Podcast only includes the original “Merlin.” Downloads include both poems, zipped.
Read by Alex Wilson.
Originally for sale on May 7, 2004, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution License five years later. See the Mission page for why.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was the American essayist, poet, speaker, and philosopher who founded the transcendentalism school of thought.
Alex Wilson is a writer and actor from northern Ohio and now based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His stories and comics have appeared/will appear in Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), Weird Tales, Futurismic, LCRW and elsewhere. Locus has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say. Website)
Alex has performed lead roles in the North American premiere of (Richard Taylor's musical) Whistle Down the Wind and (Emmy-nominated director Jack Lucido's film) The Third Cord. He has recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theater productions of Hedda Gabler and Moon for the Misbegotten, and recorded narrations for Escape Pod and Night Shade Books. (Acting Resume/Reel) On early Telltale recordings, Alex is sometimes credited as "Alexander Wilson." He founded Telltale in 2004.