melodically challenged

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Welcome to melodically challenged . Our weekly radio show plays the best in contemporary poetry, traditional and avant-garde poetry, and alternative music revolving around a theme. melodically challenged : where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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Welcome to another season of melodically challenged! We are excited to launch another semester full of hour-long shows that feature the best contemporary poetry audio available from Fishouse Poems, the Academy of American Poets, Naxos Audio, and poets we have the privilege of recording ourselves. Each show also features new, exciting, copyright-free music from the Free Music Archive. All of our shows revolve around a theme: this semester we'll feature shows about National Parks, The West, Natural Disasters, Noses, and Poems from the Secret of Hoa Sen, a Vietnamese translation show, among others.

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While we write and produce shows for the fall semester, we like to rebroadcast a series of our favorite shows from the past year under a similar theme. Because we are a nationally syndicated show we've decided to move it, move it move it! We’ll begin our journey with our Small Towns show, travel in every kind of vehicle around the world, then to space, then to the future and after that, it’s Bedtime. When we wake up, it will be our new season. Whew!

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Welcome to the Best of melodically challenged Summer of 19. You'll hear some of our favorite shows from the past year featuring poetry and alternative music around a theme. Kick back, relax and enjoy the Best of melodically challenged, where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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While we write and produce shows for the fall semester, we like to rebroadcast a series of our favorite shows from years past under a similar theme. Because we are a nationally syndicated show we've decided to travel around, and this year we focused on the big cities of Atlanta, New York, and Philadelphia.

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Enjoy our favorite shows that aired in the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017 while we create next season's shows. Because of the special elections happening throughout the country, we will begin by airing our shows featuring poems about the ideas that grip us in the news and in our personal lives. Although the themes are politically charged, our shows are not, and will never take sides or become caustic in any way, they simply consider healthcare, the environment, National Parks, Truth and Lies, and Peace from a poet's perspective. We hope you enjoy them!

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Over the winter break, December 27th through January 17th, we'll broadcast some of our favorite shows from the past year.


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Welcome to another edition of melodically challenged. This week we’re going to give you a leg up on poetry, with an hour of poetry and music with l...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
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Welcome to another edition of melodically challenged. This week, we’re going out on a limb to bring you poetry and music about trees. George Bernar...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
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Omar Khayyam said, “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. “ and that’s what this week’s melodically challenged is about: being happy...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:02
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This week on melodically challenged it’s “In a Word”: poems and songs that explore language and diction. Umberto Eco said, “Poetry is not a matter ...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
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Old MacDonald had a farm…and it was so good there’s a song about it! So it’s no surprise there are poems about them too. This week on melodically c...

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Feb 17, 2018
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Charles Bukowski said, “We are like roses that have never bothered to bloom when we should have bloomed and it is as if the sun has become disguste...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
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Gertrude Stein called repetition “the lesson that history teaches.” Coming up on melodically challenged it’s “Play It Again,” and every poem will f...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, so you’ll have to keep checking your radio during this week’s melodically challenged when we bring you an hour o...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
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Abdullah Ibrahim said, “They took away time, and they gave us the clock.” And that’s what this week’s melodically challenged is all about: clocks a...

Bought by WRGY, KZMU Moab Community Radio, and KWMR


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
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Welcome to this week’s edition of melodically challenged! We invite you to join the crowd, because we’ll be working the crowd in an hour of poetry ...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2018
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