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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

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

    Dressing My Father-in-Law for Burial, by Benjamin Cutler

    Dressing My Father-in-Law for Burial, by Benjamin Cutler

    Oh, the fathers. The fathers and those who stand in for fathers. My own father is gone now, and how I miss him. 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, Dressing My Father-in-Law for Burial, is by Benjamin Cutler and is included in his new collection Wild ...

    • 10 min
    Poetry Snack, "Return," with Sterling A. Brown

    Poetry Snack, "Return," with Sterling A. Brown

    Sterling A. Brown's work stays with me, making me think about childhood, and the things we leave behind, but why? 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, Return, by writer, poet and teacher Sterling A. Brown, is in the public d...

    • 5 min
    Music Box, with Rhett Iseman Trull

    Music Box, with Rhett Iseman Trull

    All summer, he's hiddenhis voice, no matter how I begged forjust one song.Three lines from "Music Box" which, to me, encapsulate the love and anger and longing that siblings can feel for each other, all in the same moment. Families are complicated. 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. Artw...

    • 15 min
    Poetry Snack, with George Gordon, Lord Byron

    Poetry Snack, with George Gordon, Lord Byron

    Sometimes a simple poem, filled with a kind of resigned longing, belies the long meanderings of an extraordinary and complicated life. 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, So We'll Go NoMore A-Roving, by Louis Untermeyer, is...

    • 6 min
    Things You Didn't Put on Your Resumé, by Joyce Sutphen

    Things You Didn't Put on Your Resumé, by Joyce Sutphen

    What are some of the most important things you've left off your resume, the kind of things that in your heart of heart are most important to you? Poet Joyce Sutphen lists some of hers, in this gorgeous poem.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, Things You Did...

    • 8 min
    Poetry Snack, with Louis Untermeyer

    Poetry Snack, with Louis Untermeyer

    I tend to shy away from rhyme, thinking it'll be all jingly, but guess what? I'm so often wrong.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, Faith, by Louis Untermeyer, is in the public domain. Words by Winter can be reached at word...

    • 5 min

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31 Ratings

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Gift

How happy I am when I find a recent episode of Words by Winter pop up in my podcast library. It’s a lovely unbirthday gift.

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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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