Ursula K. Le Guin's Music and Poetry of the Kesh brings speculative fiction world-building to a whole new level, in the tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien's expansive Middle Earth mythos.
Azeem returns to his roots of poetry to deliver Vision Teller, a collection of spoken word pieces that hum with the silk-spun lyricism of a speakeasy street poet.
In 1999 Swans' Michael Gira paired with Étant Donnés for an album of the spoken word poetry of Georg Trakl mixed with ambient noise. Offenbarung und Untergang is now available again as a new re-issue.