Island Voices: John Smith and Frank Ledwell

In 2006, the University of Prince Edward Island produced a pair of CD/DVD sets under the series title “Island Voices”. One set of disks featured readings by the then-Poet Laureate, Frank Ledwell (1930-2008); the other featured PEI’s first Poet Laureate, John Smith.

Video of the poets reading from their work can be found below; there are also audio readings by both poets on this site’s audio page.

Gates (video)


John Smith reading his poem “Gates” | Download smith-gates.mp4

Sandra, 8 p.m. (video)

John Smith reading his poem “Sandra, 8 p.m.” | Download smith-sandra-8pm.mp4

It is unbroken (video)

John Smith reading his poem “It is unbroken” | Download smith-it-is-unbroken.mp4

The world: further hypotheses (video)


John Smith reading his poem “The world: further hypotheses” | Download smith-the-world-further-hypotheses.mp4


Moon and Cow (video)


Frank Ledwell reading his poem “Moon and Cow” | Download ledwell-moon-and-cow.mp4

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