Use the links below to open audio versions of the poems in the Anthology . This is a selection of the Pre-1914 Poetry Bank . Other poems are protected by the authors' copyright. The mp3 files are larger and of slightly better quality; I recorded them using Audacity . The Real Media files were converted from the mp3 files using Helix Producer Basic . To play these files you will need a media player such as RealOne Player or Windows Media Player . You are welcome to edit the files and add your own FX. If you have a slow connection the files may take some time to download or open.
We live in a media-saturated world. From video clips on your phone, to TV ads to blockbuster movies, to posters at the bus stop, to the music in your earbuds, you are surrounded by media messages for most of your waking hours. How do you make sense of them all? How do you know what they are trying to communicate — both on an obvious and a less obvious level? How do you know how much you have been influenced — consciously or subconsciously — by these media messages? Does the media reflect your reality, or control the way you view it?