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
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: 05/26/2017 – 85 poems so far.
The audio recordings are work in progress. In due time, I hope that all poems in the collection will be read. If you want to contribute, please contact me at
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My thanks to the voice artists!
In alphabetical order:
Azure – Games, Writing, Coffee
Allison Rose – Allison Rose, voice actor
and your humble librarian himself (yhl)
If you want to thank them, too, please contact them directly if possible, or tell me and I’ll forward your message.
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Audio Recordings – listen or download
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Durations include 2 seconds of trailing silence.
Some audio editing done by your Librarian.