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Conversations, reflections, and poems about the passages of life. Because it's rough out there, and we have to help each other through.

Words by Winter Alison McGhee

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Conversations, reflections, and poems about the passages of life. Because it's rough out there, and we have to help each other through.

    Poetry Snack: The Fog, by Carl Sandburg

    Poetry Snack: The Fog, by Carl Sandburg

    It's an end of the month Poetry Snack, with Carl Sandburg. Note that we will be off the month of June - please check out the archives for episodes you may have missed or want to hear again.

    Words by Winter: Conversations, reflections, and poems about the passages of life. Because it’s rough out there, and we have to help each other through.

    Original theme music for our show is by Dylan Perese. Additional music composed and performed by Kelly Krebs. Artwork by Mark Garry. Today’s poem, The Fog, is by Carl Sandburg and is in the public domain. Words by Winter can be reached at wordsbywinterpodcast@gmail.com.

    • 4 min
    Words to Keep the Soul Alive, with Joyce Sutphen

    Words to Keep the Soul Alive, with Joyce Sutphen

    Sometimes, in an awful time, cruelty can feel more common than kindness. How do you shore yourself up? 

    Words by Winter: Conversations, reflections, and poems about the passages of life. Because it’s rough out there, and we have to help each other through.

    Original theme music for our show is by Dylan Perese. Additional music by Kelly Krebs. Artwork by Mark Garry.  Today's poem, What to Do, by Joyce Sutphen, was read by Mark Garry and used with kind permission of the poet. Words by Winter can be reached at wordsbywinterpodcast@gmail.com. 

    • 11 min
    Splendiferous, with Chen Chen

    Splendiferous, with Chen Chen

    My young trans friend sent me a photo the other day in which he wore a necklace and a lacy flowered shirt and a big happy grin. This is my favorite photo of you ever! I wrote back.

    Words by Winter: Conversations, reflections, and poems about the passages of life. Because it’s rough out there, and we have to help each other through.

    Original theme music for our show is by Dylan Perese. Additional music by Kelly Krebs. Artwork by Mark Garry. Today’s poem, Summer, by Chen Chen, was read with the poet’s kind permission.  Words by Winter can be reached at wordsbywinterpodcast@gmail.com

    • 7 min
    A Constant Gnawing, with Karen Bjork Kubin

    A Constant Gnawing, with Karen Bjork Kubin

    Ever wanted to be someone else? Something else? Escape something that you can't --not yet, anyway-- escape?

    Words by Winter: Conversations, reflections, and poems about the passages of life. Because it’s rough out there, and we have to help each other through.

    Original theme music for our show is by Dylan Perese. Additional music by Kelly Krebs. Artwork by Mark Garry.  Today’s poem, Mouse, by Karen Bjork Kubin, was read by the poet herself, and is used with her kind permission. 

    • 10 min
    Poetry Snack, with Sara Teasdale

    Poetry Snack, with Sara Teasdale

    It's an end of the month Poetry Snack, with Sara Teasdale.

    Words by Winter: Conversations, reflections, and poems about the passages of life. Because it’s rough out there, and we have to help each other through.

    Original theme music for our show is by Dylan Perese. Additional music composed and performed by Kelly Krebs. Artwork by Mark Garry. Today’s poem, Barter,  is by Sara Teasdale and is in the public domain. Words by Winter can be reached at wordsbywinterpodcast@gmail.com.

    • 3 min
    What Difference It Make, with Wang Ping

    What Difference It Make, with Wang Ping

    Did you know that until maybe 200 or 250 years ago, the word “they” was perfectly acceptable as a singular pronoun? Times change, language is malleable, and poems reflect both these truths.

    Words by Winter: Conversations, reflections, and poems about the passages of life. Because it’s rough out there, and we have to help each other through.

    Original theme music for our show is by Dylan Perese. Additional music by Kelly Krebs. Today’s poems, Syntax and its next generation version, immigrant can’t write poetry, are by Wang Ping and are used with her kind permission. 

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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Whiskers found

I think of these episodes like finding whiskers from a beloved cat who died, in a rug tucked away. A memento of what was said, what was soft, in this lonely strange anxious time.

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Food for the soul

Invokes a deep sense of soothing (even her voice) and of conscious connection beyond us. Yet, her topics ground us as sentient beings connected to one another.

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