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.


104 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Poetry and music reflecting the new year.

  • Added: Jan 03, 2015
  • Length: 01:02:28
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Poetry and music reflecting the almighty dollar.

  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 56:56
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Poetry about and music by famous musicians.

  • Added: Feb 14, 2015
  • Length: 56:06
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Poetry and music about pleasurable escapes.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2015
  • Length: 53:14
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Poems about jazz artists (mostly).

  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 56:53
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Poems and music exploring the experience of singing.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:16
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Poetry and music inspired by spring.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2015
  • Length: 51:06
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Poetry and music about entering a natural realm.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2015
  • Length: 48:22
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Poetry and music that incorporate numbers 1 through 5...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2015
  • Length: 58:15
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Poetry which references composers.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:14
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Poetry reflecting various joyful experiences.

  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:45
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Poems and music reflecting the poetry of baseball and golf.

  • Added: May 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:01:13
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A collection of "nostalgic" poetry and music.

  • Added: May 23, 2015
  • Length: 58:03
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Poems and music about aging and lost youth.

  • Added: May 30, 2015
  • Length: 54:20
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Poems about waltzing, literally and figuratively.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2015
  • Length: 57:52
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Some favorite poetry from this past season.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:01:22
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Poetry which uses these musical forms as metaphors.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:03:53
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Poems fitting for the remaining summer days.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2015
  • Length: 56:04
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Poetry about weekdays.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2015
  • Length: 57:19
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Poetry about September and autumn.

  • Added: Sep 26, 2015
  • Length: 55:59