Fall 2015

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Welcome to the fourth year of syndication for melodically challenged! We are a weekly, one-hour radio show that features contemporary, traditional, and avant-garde poetry as well as alternative music. We are written and produced by graduate, undergraduate and graduated college students from Georgia State University and we are sponsored by their English Department. Although we are syndicated by college radio stations, we have been downloaded and played by Public Radio stations across the country off of PRX. Our mission is to make the public aware of the great contemporary poetry being written today, to honor traditional and timeless poetry, and to introduce new and exciting forms of poetry.

Welcome to the fourth year of syndication for melodically challenged! We are a weekly one-hour radio show that features contemporary, traditional and avant-garde poetry as well as alternative music. We are written and produced by graduate, undergraduate and graduated college students from Georgia State University and we are sponsored by their English Department. Although we are syndicated by college radio stations, we have been downloaded and played by Public Radio stations across the country off of PRX. Our mission is to make the public aware of the great contemporary poetry being written today, to honor traditional and timeless poetry, and to introduce new and exciting forms of poetry. We play poetry audio by poets who have published books and who have been recognized by important poetry archives such as the Academy of American Poets and Fishouse Poems. We also play classic poetry read by contemporary poets and performers thanks to the generosity of Naxos Audio, who donated an archive of beautifully produced work. Every week we compile an hour of poetry and music around a theme. Here are the shows we have lined up for the fall:
The week of:
September 6: Goin' Fishin';
September 13: The Tim Seibles Show;
Sept. 20: Day by Day;
Sept. 27: Calling in Sick;
Oct. 4: Bad Luck, Good Luck, and Dumb Luck;
Oct 11: Not so Mellow Yellow;
Oct.18: Into the Woods;
Oct. 25: The Heart of Darkness;
Nov. 1: Still Life;
Nov. 8: Poet Laureates;
Nov. 15: Truth or Lies;
Nov. 29: Let's Dance;
Dec 6: The 1920's;
Dec 13: Month by Month;
Dec. 20: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Dec. 27: Our Picks: The Best of 2015
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Welcome to the fourth year of syndication for melodically challenged! We are a weekly one-hour radio show that features contemporary, traditional and avant-garde poetry as well as alternative music. We are written and produced by graduate, undergraduate and graduated college students from Georgia State University and we are sponsored by their English Department. Although we are syndicated by college radio stations, we have been downloaded and played by Public Radio stations across the country off of PRX. Our mission is to make the public aware of the great contemporary poetry being written today, to honor traditional and timeless poetry, and to introduce new and exciting forms of poetry. We play poetry audio by poets who have published books and who have been recognized by important... Show full description


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Caption: Fish for dinner?
Mark Twain once said, “Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.’ Welcome to...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2015
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This week melodically challenged will devote its entire show to one poet: Tim Seibles, who has been called one of America's foremost poets and his ...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
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Elizabyth Hiscox wrote that “Monday means Moon Day, Sunday means/what you’d expect./In the Germanic, it is obvious./Still, those big cosmic names/n...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:04
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Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-CHOO!!!!!! Feeling a little under the weather? melodically challenged can help! This week we will feature an hour of poems and music...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2015
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Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.” Welcome t...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
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Helen Keller said, “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” Welcome to another edition of melodically challen...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2015
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Rita Dove said, "it's the combination of the intimate and the public that I find so exciting about being poet laureate." This week's melodically ch...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2015
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Of the woods, Lord Byron once said, “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none int...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
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According to Rabindranath Tagore, “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” But human beings do count moments and months,...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2015
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The 1920s was a decade of economic prosperity following World War I. It is remembered as the golden age of jazz, the days of bootlegging and speake...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
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Of roads, Ayn Rand once said, “Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2015
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Ecclesiastes 8:15 says “Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for th...

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
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