Jump Back, Paul
The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar
"Listening to Paul Lawrence Dunbar's poetry is truly a delight. Narrator Dion Graham reads the poems to perfectly mirror their intended tone--each poem interspersed in the biographical narrative is given its own lyrical performance. Bahni Turpin expertly delivers the voice of the grandma, who inspired the author to research and write Paul's story. Her conversational tone, aimed directly at listeners, draws the audience close and creates an authentic storytelling experience. Dunbar's life is fascinating, and even the author's notes are well worth a listen. E.A.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"