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In celebration of National Poetry Month, every day we're posting a new poem from the spoken-word album Poetic License, a three-CD set that features one hundred performers of stage and screen reading one hundred poems selected by the actors themselves. From Shakespeare and Dickinson to Lucille Clifton and Allen Ginsberg, the lineup spans contemporary American poetry and classics of the Western canon.
D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930) was an English novelist, story writer, and poet who faced censorship because of the sensual and natural themes in his work, which some claimed to be obscene. The well-traveled writer's works include the novels Sons and Lovers (1913) and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) and the poetry collections Amores (1916), Birds, Beasts, and Flowers (1923), and Pansies (1939).
Penny Fuller has appeared on Broadway in Barefoot in the Park, Cabaret, Dinner Party, and Applause, the musical adaptation of the classic film All About Eve. She has also appeared in televised productions of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Elephant Man.
"Terra Incognita" by D. H. Lawrence from Poetic License produced by Glen Roven. Copyright © 2010 by GPR Records. Used with permission of GPR Records.