A Gibbet Against the Sky
129 Poems by Robert E. Howard
For more about and by Robert E. Howard go to the Dunyazad Library’s
Audio Recordings of Poems by Robert E. Howard
This selection of Howard’s poems, most of which were not published during the author’s lifetime, reflects the editor’s personal choices; it does not try to give a balanced picture of Howard’s poetic oeuvre, nor of the poet’s person. Not only the selection, which is arguably biased towards the dark, but also the order in which the poems are here presented, and their division in five sections, are based upon nothing but the editor’s fancy.
Last updated with a new poem: November 26, 2019 – 123 poems so far.
The audio recordings are still work in progress. The few poems which have not yet been read require a female voice. If you want to contribute, please contact me at
For private use only. Do not redistribute any of the audio files without the respective voice artist’s written consent. If you link directly to any of the audio files, also provide a link to this page.
My thanks to the voice artists!
In alphabetical order:
Allison Rose (10) – Allison Rose, voice actor
Azure (9) – Games, Writing, Coffee
Falk Gündel (1) – Falk’s page on Hoer-talk.de
Jim Bowering (1) – Green Comet
Kevin Cunningham (15)
Meri Paite (2)
Michael Freund (3)
Rafael Del Valle Jr (1)
Ranger Fox (4) – Ranger H Fox
Tom Beaty (15)
and your humble librarian himself (yhl) (55)
If you want to thank them, too, please contact them directly if possible, or tell me and I’ll forward your message. Also, please leave a note in the Guestbook.
Sum is more than number of poems read, because of alternate versions (so far, one).
Btw, I’ve got a new and better microphone, and I’m re-recording the poems I’ve already recorded. The old recordings are marked yhl°, the new ones yhl. Having started September 25, 2019, this will take a while. (Latest update: May 30, 2020)
Download plain text file – release 1.07
Download PDF file – release 1.07 – 193 pages
Download printer friendly PDF file – release 1.07
Download ePub file – release 1.07
Download Mobi file – release 1.07
Audio Recordings – listen or download
On a PC, left click will open player in new window or tab, right click will let you download the mp3 file.
Durations include 2 seconds of trailing silence.
Audio editing (with a few exceptions) done by your Librarian.