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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.


88 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Poetry and music about fathers and fatherhood.

  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 54:30
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Poems and music suited to the mystery and beauty of the night.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 56:34
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Excerpts from Rachel Cohen's essay "Lost Cities" and segments of poetry by Fernando Pessoa and Constantine Cavafy examine the allure of one's home ...

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 53:20
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Poetry set to music, once again.

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 58:16
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Poetry and music that explores the spiritual dimensions of being alive.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 56:35
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Poetry and music about the emergence of spring.

  • Added: Apr 07, 2017
  • Length: 52:07
Caption: Words & Music, Credit: by Mystie Chamberlin
Poetry and sonnets in several musical settings.

  • Added: Apr 01, 2017
  • Length: 53:28
Caption: Words & Music, Credit: by Mystie Chamberlin
Poetry and music expressing the transition into adulthood.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:12
Caption: Words & Music, Credit: by Mystie Chamberlin
Poetry and music inspired by creatures of the air.

  • Added: Mar 18, 2017
  • Length: 56:41
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Poetry and music about paintings and painters.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 56:21
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Ranging from whimsical to introspective: poetry touched my music.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:01:30
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Poetry about the prison experience, including poets by inmates.

  • Added: Feb 25, 2017
  • Length: 55:35
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Poetry and music about the profound sensation of home.

  • Added: Feb 18, 2017
  • Length: 58:06
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Poetry and music which explores anger and frustration.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:40
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry and music about our two heavenly friends.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2017
  • Length: 56:38
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Christmas poetry and music ranging from introspective to light.

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  • Added: Dec 24, 2016
  • Length: 54:22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry and music reflecting the beauty of winter.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2016
  • Length: 56:55
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Intimate and humorous reflections on music and dance.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2016
  • Length: 49:47
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Impressions of the onset of winter and snow, with music by Frederic Chopin.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2016
  • Length: 56:51
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Poetry and music about the soul of trees.

  • Added: Nov 19, 2016
  • Length: 57:24