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.


143 Pieces

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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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The intensity of first love examined by poetry and music.

  • Added: Apr 24, 2021
  • Length: 56:50
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Poetry about aspects of music.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2021
  • Length: 53:56
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Poetry matched to music about nature.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2021
  • Length: 55:12
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A collection of poetry which calls upon music as a metaphor.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2021
  • Length: 52:24
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Poetry about music and it's relationship to life events.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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Poetry and music about love and longing.

  • Added: Feb 10, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
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The waltz figures prominently in these pieces about the human experience.

  • Added: Jan 30, 2021
  • Length: 54:04
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Humorous and ironic examinations of the human condition.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:09
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Poetry and music about experiencing emotional pain and longing during the holiday season.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2020
  • Length: 53:11
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Poetry and music reflecting on the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Added: Nov 28, 2020
  • Length: 55:45
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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Poetic and musical meditations on vivid memories and longings.

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2018
  • Length: 55:25
  • Purchases: 1