Art and Heart

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

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This special poetry collection was assembled to celebrate the first anniversary of the creation of LibriVox. LibriVox volunteers bring you 38 different recordings of Art and Heart, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This poem, originally suggested by Betsie Bush, was chosen for this special collection due to a general consensus that the message of the poem corresponds with the spirit of LibriVox.

The poem asserts that, “It is not art, but heart, that wins the wide world over.” And so it is with LibriVox: it is not only the books, the poetry, the literature that make LibriVox what it is; but it is also the people, the diversity of voices, and all of the different lives and experiences that affect the way a person reads a piece of text. The art is the foundation of LibriVox, but the many hearts behind it are the true essence and spirit of LibriVox.

For more information on the the first anniversary of LibriVox, and to hear a one hour special audio program featuring interviews, bloopers, and samplers, please visit the Anniversary homepage: (1 hr 10 min)


Version 1 2:27 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Version 2 2:12 Read by Anna Maria Stone
Version 3 2:06 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Version 4 1:55 Read by Anita Roy Dobbs
Version 5 2:07 Read by Betsie Bush
Version 6 1:56 Read by Catharine Eastman
Version 7 1:54 Read by Christiane Levesque
Version 8 1:43 Read by Christie Nowak
Version 9 2:09 Read by David Barnes
Version 10 1:33 Read by David Jaquay
Version 11 2:06 Read by Dexnell Peters
Version 12 1:45 Read by Elizabeth Palmer
Version 13 1:47 Read by Ezwa
Version 14 2:15 Read by Graham Williams
Version 15 1:42 Read by Hugh McGuire
Version 16 2:09 Read by John Gonzalez
Version 17 1:55 Read by JemmaBlythe
Version 18 1:49 Read by Joy Chan
Version 19 1:42 Read by Juho Fröjd
Version 20 1:34 Read by featherheadfop
Version 21 1:55 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Version 22 2:08 Read by Kristin LeMoine
Version 23 1:33 Read by Kristen McQuillin
Version 24 1:51 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Version 25 1:32 Read by Kathleen Dang
Version 26 1:44 Read by Lotte Claire
Version 27 1:48 Read by Linton
Version 28 1:50 Read by Laura M.D.
Version 29 1:36 Read by Martin Clifton
Version 30 1:44 Read by Mary Anderson
Version 31 1:33 Read by Maddie
Version 32 1:48 Read by Patricia Oakley
Version 33 1:59 Read by Peter Yearsley
Version 34 1:40 Read by Rainer
Version 35 1:42 Read by Sean McKinley
Version 36 2:06 Read by Ted Delorme
Version 37 1:45 Read by Tracy Hall
Version 38 1:45 Read by Tears on Roses