Spoon River Anthology

Edgar Lee MASTERS (1868 - 1950)

This is a collection of poems, in the form of an entire community speaking from beyond the grave about their lives, and, in some cases, gossiping about their neighbors' lives. It's interesting to hear how other people perceive a particular character, and how that character responds.

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Hill, The Lokon
00:02:53
Play 02 Hod Putt Matthew Shepherd
00:01:09
Play 03 Ollie McGee Kristin Hughes
00:01:00
Play 04 Fletcher McGee Forrest Beal
00:01:32
Play 05 Robert Fulton Tanner Joshua Young
00:01:30
Play 06 Cassius Hueffer Kurt Copeland
00:00:56
Play 07 Serepta Mason Gesine
00:00:53
Play 08 Amanda Barker Fox in the Stars
00:00:54
Play 09 Constance Hately Westwinds12
00:00:46
Play 10 Chase Henry Kurt Copeland
00:00:50
Play 11 Harry Carey Goodhue Anthony Craine
00:01:20
Play 12 Judge Somers David Barnes
00:01:05
Play 13 Kinsey Keene Jessica Orlando
00:01:17
Play 14 Benjamin Pantier Samantha Hayes
00:01:10
Play 15 Mrs. Benjamin Pantier Gesine
00:01:27
Play 16 Reuben Pantier Betsie Bush
00:01:50
Play 17 Emily Sparks Kristin LeMoine
00:01:31
Play 18 Trainor, the Druggist Marlo Dianne
00:01:32
Play 19 Daisy Fraser Westwinds12
00:01:13
Play 20 Benjamin Fraser Kurt Copeland
00:01:24
Play 21 Minerva Jones Marlo Dianne
00:01:39
Play 22 Indignation Jones Gesine
00:01:47
Play 23 Doctor Meyers Peter Yearsley
00:01:25
Play 24 Mrs. Meyers Westwinds12
00:00:50
Play 25 Butch Weldy Joshua Young
00:01:20
Play 26 Knowlt Hoheimer Marlo Dianne
00:01:31
Play 27 Lydia Puckett chriss the girl
00:00:33
Play 28 Frank Drummer Lokon
00:00:55
Play 29 Hare Drummer David Barnes
00:01:53
Play 30 Conrad Siever Kurt Copeland
00:01:01
Play 31 Doc Hill Matthew Shepherd
00:01:08
Play 32 Andy the Night-Watch Anthony Craine
00:00:58
Play 33 Sarah Brown Claire Goget
00:00:53
Play 34 Percy Bysshe Shelley Samantha Hayes
00:00:51
Play 35 Flossie Cabanis Gesine
00:01:16
Play 36 Julia Miller Caitlin Kelly
00:01:15
Play 37 Johnnie Sayre Aaron Decker
00:01:10
Play 38 Charlie French Fox in the Stars
00:00:57
Play 39 Zenas Witt Kirk Thomas
00:01:16
Play 40 Theodore the Poet Phil Bordelon
00:01:21
Play 41 Town Marshal, The Jessica Orlando
00:01:04
Play 42 Jack McGuire Kirk Thomas
00:01:15
Play 43 Dorcas Gustine Fox in the Stars
00:01:12
Play 44 Nicholas Bindle Aaron Decker
00:00:54
Play 45 Jacob Goodpasture Sean McKinley
00:01:26
Play 46 Harold Arnett David Barnes
00:02:02
Play 47 Margaret Fuller Slack Gesine
00:01:27
Play 48 George Trimble Everett Thompson
00:01:02
Play 49 Dr. Siegfried Iseman Matthew Walton
00:01:04
Play 50 Ace Shaw Fox in the Stars
00:00:54
Play 51 Lois Spears Kristin LeMoine
00:01:16
Play 52 Justice Arnett Sean McKinley
00:01:23
Play 53 Willard Fluke David Barnes
00:01:45
Play 54 Aner Clute Calliope
00:01:14
Play 55 Lucius Atherton Kirk Thomas
00:01:14
Play 56 Homer Clapp Westwinds12
00:01:26
Play 57 Deacon Taylor Joshua Young
00:00:34
Play 58 Sam Hookey Westwinds12
00:00:52
Play 59 Cooney Potter Kirk Thomas
00:00:56
Play 60 Fiddler Jones chriss the girl
00:01:07
Play 61 Nellie Clark Alys AtteWater
00:00:54
Play 62 Louise Smith Caitlin Kelly
00:01:16
Play 63 Herbert Marshall Kirk Thomas
00:01:03
Play 64 George Gray Anthony Craine
00:01:05
Play 65 Hon. Henry Bennett Heather Lambert
00:01:05
Play 66 Griffy the Cooper Calliope
00:01:01
Play 67 Sexsmith the Dentist Matthew Shepherd
00:01:27
Play 68 A. D. Blood Victoria Grace
00:00:47
Play 69 Robert Southey Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:52
Play 70 Dora Williams Fae Haldane
00:01:53
Play 71 Mrs. Williams chriss the girl
00:01:04
Play 72 William and Emily Hollylyn
00:00:58
Play 73 Circuit Judge, The Ken Hallenius
00:01:03
Play 74 Blind Jack Sean McGaughey
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Play 75 John Horace Burleson Kirk Thomas
00:01:11
Play 76 Nancy Knapp Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:01:19
Play 77 Barry Holden David Barnes
00:01:25
Play 78 State's Attorney Fallas Anthony Craine
00:01:05
Play 79 Wendell P. Bloyd petespaw
00:01:41
Play 80 Francis Turner Victoria Grace
00:00:53
Play 81 Franklin Jones Kirk Thomas
00:00:54
Play 82 John M. Church Lokon
00:01:11
Play 83 Russian Sonia Caitlin Kelly
00:01:37
Play 84 Isa Nutter Persephone Munt
00:01:26
Play 85 Barney Hainsfeather Maddie
00:00:49
Play 86 Petit, the Poet Andrea L
00:01:07
Play 87 Pauline Barrett Heidi Mo Hawkins
00:01:50
Play 88 Mrs. Charles Bliss Fox in the Stars
00:01:41
Play 89 Mrs. George Reece Joyce Nussbaum
00:01:03
Play 90 Rev. Lemuel Wiley Victoria Grace
00:00:46
Play 91 Thomas Ross, Jr. Heather Lambert
00:01:09
Play 92 Rev. Abner Peet Rob Howard
00:00:46
Play 93 Jefferson Howard Victoria Grace
00:01:27
Play 94 Judge Selah Lively Tina Tilney
00:01:25
Play 95 Albert Schirding Kirk Thomas
00:01:22
Play 96 Jonas Keene quieteyes
00:01:01
Play 97 Eugenia Todd Kristin LeMoine
00:01:24
Play 98 Yee Bow Fox in the Stars
00:01:16
Play 99 Washington McNeely Maddie
00:01:52
Play 100 Paul McNeely Kirk Thomas
00:01:25
Play 101 Mary McNeely Kristin Hughes
00:01:09
Play 102 Daniel M'Cumber petespaw
00:01:17
Play 103 Georgine Sand Miner Victoria Long
00:01:38
Play 104 Thomas Rhodes Dan Threetrees
00:00:54
Play 105 Ida Chicken chriss the girl
00:00:58
Play 106 Penniwit, the Artist Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:11
Play 107 Jim Brown Ralph Klapis
00:01:36
Play 108 Robert Davidson Kirk Thomas
00:01:29
Play 109 Elsa Wertman Fox in the Stars
00:01:43
Play 110 Hamilton Greene Sean McGaughey
00:00:49
Play 111 Ernest Hyde Thomas Rappel
00:01:10
Play 112 Roger Heston Aaron Decker
00:01:00
Play 113 Amos Sibley Dan Threetrees
00:00:53
Play 114 Mrs. Sibley Andrea L
00:00:46
Play 115 Adam Weirauch Kirk Thomas
00:01:27
Play 116 Ezra Bartlett Sean McGaughey
00:01:04
Play 117 Amelia Garrick Fox in the Stars
00:01:24
Play 118 John Hancock Otis Dann Denning
00:01:16
Play 119 Anthony Findlay Simon Keating
00:01:12
Play 120 John Cabanis Kirk Thomas
00:01:20
Play 121 Unknown, The Elizabeth Palmer
00:00:52
Play 122 Alexander Throckmorton Maddie
00:00:34
Play 123 Jonathan Swift Somers (Author of the Spooniad) Samantha Hayes
00:00:55
Play 124 Widow McFarlane Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:01:21
Play 125 Carl Hamblin Kirk Thomas
00:01:45
Play 126 Editor Whedon Matthew O'Meara
00:01:29
Play 127 Eugene Carman petespaw
00:01:37
Play 128 Clarence Fawcett Greg Aughe
00:01:05
Play 129 W. Lloyd Garrison Standard David Barnes
00:01:58
Play 130 Professor Newcomer Kirk Thomas
00:01:02
Play 131 Ralph Rhodes Deb Bacon-Ziegler
00:01:21
Play 132 Mickey M'Grew Joshua Young
00:01:09
Play 133 Rosie Roberts chriss the girl
00:00:51
Play 134 Oscar Hummel Kirk Thomas
00:01:19
Play 135 Roscoe Purkapile Everett Thompson
00:01:30
Play 136 Mrs. Purkapile Kristin LeMoine
00:01:08
Play 137 Josiah Tompkins Ralph Klapis
00:01:24
Play 138 Mrs. Kessler Caitlin Kelly
00:01:38
Play 139 Harmon Whitney Kirk Thomas
00:02:00
Play 140 Bert Kessler Matthew Walton
00:01:11
Play 141 Lambert Hutchins Kirk Thomas
00:01:50
Play 142 Lillian Stewart Calliope
00:01:28
Play 143 Hortense Robbins Joyce Nussbaum
00:00:57
Play 144 Batterton Dobyns Greg Aughe
00:01:03
Play 145 Jacob Godbey Kirk Thomas
00:01:20
Play 146 Walter Simmons quieteyes
00:01:17
Play 147 Tom Beatty Kirk Thomas
00:01:24
Play 148 Roy Butler David Barnes
00:01:43
Play 149 Searcy Foote Sean McGaughey
00:01:41
Play 150 Edmund Pollard Aaron Decker
00:01:36
Play 151 Thomas Trevelyan Kirk Thomas
00:01:38
Play 152 Percival Sharp Greg Aughe
00:01:44
Play 153 Hiram Scates Linda Leu
00:01:36
Play 154 Peleg Poague Kirk Thomas
00:01:09
Play 155 Jeduthan Hawley frankjf
00:01:26
Play 156 Abel Melveny Kirk Thomas
00:01:21
Play 157 Oaks Tutt quieteyes
00:01:49
Play 158 Elliott Hawkins Kirk Thomas
00:01:45
Play 159 Voltaire Johnson Linda Leu
00:01:08
Play 160 English Thornton Kirk Thomas
00:01:33
Play 161 Enoch Dunlap Maddie
00:01:12
Play 162 Ida Frickey Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:01:33
Play 163 Seth Compton Aaron Decker
00:01:17
Play 164 Felix Schmidt Betsie Bush
00:01:32
Play 165 Schroeder the Fisherman Kirk Thomas
00:01:22
Play 166 Richard Bone Joshua Young
00:01:24
Play 167 Silas Dement Greg Aughe
00:01:14
Play 168 Dillard Sissman Linda Leu
00:01:36
Play 169 Jonathan Houghton Kirk Thomas
00:01:39
Play 170 E. C. Culbertson Linda Leu
00:01:24
Play 171 Shack Dye Glen Hallstrom
00:01:22
Play 172 Hildrup Tubbs Kirk Thomas
00:01:24
Play 173 Henry Tripp quieteyes
00:01:43
Play 174 Granville Calhoun frankjf
00:01:16
Play 175 Henry C. Calhoun Kirk Thomas
00:01:31
Play 176 Alfred Moir Samantha Hayes
00:01:06
Play 177 Perry Zoll quieteyes
00:00:59
Play 178 Dippold the Optician Kirk Thomas
00:02:13
Play 179 Magrady Graham Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:32
Play 180 Archibald Higbie Linda Leu
00:01:29
Play 181 Tom Merritt Thomas Hoover
00:00:49
Play 182 Mrs. Merritt Cori Samuel
00:01:09
Play 183 Elmer Karr Greg Aughe
00:00:50
Play 184 Elizabeth Childers Maddie
00:01:38
Play 185 Edith Conant Alys AtteWater
00:01:32
Play 186 Charles Webster Linda Leu
00:01:55
Play 187 Father Malloy Kirk Thomas
00:01:33
Play 188 Ami Green Elizabeth Palmer
00:00:48
Play 189 Calvin Campbell frankjf
00:01:09
Play 190 Henry Layton Kirk Thomas
00:01:10
Play 191 Harlan Sewall Greg Aughe
00:01:16
Play 192 Ippolit Konovaloff Kirk Thomas
00:01:28
Play 193 Henry Phipps Sean McGaughey
00:01:51
Play 194 Harry Wilmans Anthony Craine
00:01:27
Play 195 John Wasson Kirk Thomas
00:01:34
Play 196 Many Soldiers frankjf
00:01:31
Play 197 Godwin James Kirk Thomas
00:01:54
Play 198 Lyman King Sean McGaughey
00:01:02
Play 199 Caroline Branson Kristin LeMoine
00:03:03
Play 200 Anne Rutledge Linda Leu
00:01:01
Play 201 Hamlet Micure Kirk Thomas
00:01:43
Play 202 Mabel Osborne Fox in the Stars
00:01:31
Play 203 William H. Herndon Sean McGaughey
00:01:44
Play 204 Rebecca Wasson Caitlin Kelly
00:02:27
Play 205 Rutherford McDowell Kirk Thomas
00:01:42
Play 206 Hannah Armstrong Fox in the Stars
00:01:46
Play 207 Lucinda Matlock Alys AtteWater
00:01:20
Play 208 Davis Matlock Greg Aughe
00:01:13
Play 209 Herman Altman Matthew O'Meara
00:01:10
Play 210 Jennie M'Grew Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:01:13
Play 211 Columbus Cheney Kirk Thomas
00:00:54
Play 212 Wallace Ferguson frankjf
00:01:33
Play 213 Maria Bateson Joyce Nussbaum
00:00:57
Play 214 Tennessee Claflin Shope Rob Howard
00:01:07
Play 215 Plymouth Rock Joe Betsie Bush
00:02:11
Play 216 Imanuel Ehrenhardt Aaron Decker
00:01:07
Play 217 Samuel Gardner Peter Yearsley
00:01:35
Play 218 Dow Kritt Linda Leu
00:01:08
Play 219 William Jones Kirk Thomas
00:01:19
Play 220 William Goode Sean McGaughey
00:00:58
Play 221 J. Milton Miles Cori Samuel
00:01:11
Play 222 Faith Matheny Joyce Nussbaum
00:01:17
Play 223 Scholfield Huxley Phil Bordelon
00:01:43
Play 224 Willie Metcalf Greg Aughe
00:01:29
Play 225 Willie Pennington quieteyes
00:01:15
Play 226 Village Atheist, The Alys AtteWater
00:00:57
Play 227 John Ballard Eveleaf
00:01:25
Play 228 Julian Scott Samantha Hayes
00:00:59
Play 229 Alfonso Churchill Greg Aughe
00:01:02
Play 230 Zilpha Marsh Fox in the Stars
00:01:50
Play 231 James Garber Kirk Thomas
00:01:51
Play 232 Lydia Humphrey Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:01:03
Play 233 Le Roy Goldman Sean McGaughey
00:01:13
Play 234 Gustav Richter Lokon
00:01:56
Play 235 Arlo Will Kirk Thomas
00:01:26
Play 236 Captain Orlando Killion Deb Bacon-Ziegler
00:01:19
Play 237 Jeremy Carlisle Kirk Thomas
00:01:29
Play 238 Joseph Dixon Eveleaf
00:01:30
Play 239 Judson Stoddard Greg Aughe
00:00:54
Play 240 Russell Kincaid Betsie Bush
00:01:29
Play 241 Aaron Hatfield Aaron Decker
00:01:36
Play 242 Isaiah Beethoven Matthew Walton
00:02:04
Play 243 Elijah Browning Eveleaf
00:02:28
Play 244 Webster Ford Sean McGaughey
00:02:16
Play 245 Spooniad, The Peter Yearsley
00:17:13
Play 246 Epilogue, The Group 00:27:47