This is one of those poems, by one of those poets, which have gone from ubiquitous to unheard in a couple of decades. Hmph. Well, it’s Halloween, and Indiana is practically next door, and I feel like reading “Little Orphant Annie”. So there.
If you don’t like the way I read, you can hear a very badly restored 1912 gramophone record of Riley reading it (in Quicktime) at Indiana University’s Lilly Library. You can also find the poem all over the Net, but the story behind it is also at Indiana University.
MANUAL DOWNLOAD HERE:
“Little Orphant Annie”