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.


136 Pieces

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Poetic and musical reflections about being "happy".

  • Added: Nov 14, 2020
  • Length: 54:22
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Poetry and music for Halloween.

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2020
  • Length: 55:04
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Autumnal poetry and music.

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The piano inspires powerful and poignant memories and inspiration.

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2020
  • Length: 01:01:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Poetry about September and autumn.

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2015
  • Length: 53:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Music serves as a poignant metaphor in this set of poetry.

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2020
  • Length: 01:01:57
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Poetry that celebrates the mystery and profound impact of music.

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2016
  • Length: 55:01
  • Purchases: 1
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A collection of random poems, with some allusions to teachers.

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:31
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Poetic and musical meditations on vivid memories and longings.

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2018
  • Length: 55:25
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Poems about road trips and the inner worlds they create.

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2016
  • Length: 54:54
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Poetry and music which explores the gifts of the solitary life.

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:36
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A set of very bad poetry reflected by some not so bad music.

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2016
  • Length: 53:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Poetry and music which reacts to racism and social unrest.

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2020
  • Length: 56:34
  • Purchases: 1
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A celebration of Johannes Brahms with poetry and his music. (In celebration of his birthday, May 7)

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  • Added: May 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:04:24
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More poetry about composers from the anthology "Accompanied Voices".

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:03:36
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Poetry about or inspired by composers and particular compositions.

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:02
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The midnight hour explored in poetry and music.

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The cinema experience romanticized through poetry and music.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:25
  • Purchases: 1
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Exploring the elusive phenomenon of happiness through poetry and music.

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Food as a metaphor for life experiences.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:28