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Words & Music

Series produced by Will Duchon

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Image by: Mystie Chamberlin 

Words & Music is a program of poetry and music on WMNR Fine Arts Radio http://www.wmnr.org/ between 9 and 10PM, ET

"Words & Music" features poetry and music. Since December of 2011, I have recited hundreds of poems, each followed by a piece of music which (I feel) reflects the soul and energy of the poem. Of course, this is all subjective. However, the purpose of "Words & Music" is to explore and enjoy the profound link between...words and music.

Many of the poems recited on the air have been those of the masters: Shakespeare, Auden, Shelley, Keats, Whitman, and other reknowned poetic voices. Other poems have been submitted by contemporary poets who are living, breathing, and creating here and now.

"Words & Music" features poetry and music. Since December of 2011, I have recited hundreds of poems, each followed by a piece of music which (I feel) reflects the soul and energy of the poem. Of course, this is all subjective. However, the purpose of "Words & Music" is to explore and enjoy the profound link between...words and music.

Many of the poems recited on the air have been those of the masters: Shakespeare, Auden, Shelley, Keats, Whitman, and other renowned poetic voices. Other poems have been submitted by contemporary poets who are living, breathing, and creating here and now.


90 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poems about vacation and retreating.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2016
  • Length: 48:50
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
A set of very bad poetry reflected by some not so bad music.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2016
  • Length: 54:05
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Love poetry and reflective music.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2016
  • Length: 56:52
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry and music about excursions.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:30
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry and music about the powers of rain.

  • Added: May 28, 2016
  • Length: 49:11
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry about food as metaphor, tributes to onions, etc.

  • Added: May 21, 2016
  • Length: 56:08
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Poems about music, composers and musicians.

  • Added: May 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:08
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry and music about nymphs, mermaids and other folklore.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2016
  • Length: 57:13
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry about the world of the woods.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:11
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poems about road trips and the inner worlds they create.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2016
  • Length: 54:33
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry about the movies and their impact.

  • Added: Mar 05, 2016
  • Length: 51:23
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry about the blues reflected by blues music.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2016
  • Length: 55:57
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Poems and music about the winter season.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2016
  • Length: 48:28
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A collection of random poems, with some allusions to teachers.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:49
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry and music which explores romantic love.

  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 51:32
Caption: Music and Poetry, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry and music reflecting on the new year.

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2016
  • Length: 42:09
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry and music about giving and receiving gifts.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:01:40
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry and music about children at play.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2015
  • Length: 47:39
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry and music about birthday reflections.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2015
  • Length: 58:12
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Poetry and music that explores the world of dreams.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:01