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.


116 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Poetry and music inspired by graduations and transitions.

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:01:12
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Poetry and music about working.

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Poetry and music about April.

  • Added: Apr 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:25
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The prison experience reflected in poetry and music.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:54
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Looking through old photos elicits a myriad of feelings.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:26
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An alternative take on Valentine's Day.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:55
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Poetry inspired by music and musicians.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:09
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Poetry and music honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:02:32
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Concepts and choices we make as a new year begins.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:04:14
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Poetry and music reflecting the end of one year and the start of another.

Bought by KMSU


  • Added: Dec 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Poetry and music for Christmas.

  • Added: Dec 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Poetry about sleep and dreams, actual and metaphorical.

  • Added: Dec 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:57
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Words and music evocative of the night.

  • Added: Nov 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:55
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Poetry and music inspired by casting our votes.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:44
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Poetry and music that explores the phenomenon of time.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:04:07
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The mystique of the violin explored in poetry and music.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:06:24
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Droll offerings of poetic verse; dedicated to the memory of a good friend of the program.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:01
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Tasks and chores taking on deeper meaning.

  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 54:47
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Poetic and musical meditations on vivid memories and longings.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2018
  • Length: 58:27
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Flights of imagination and childlike musings.

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:42