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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 • 26 Ratings

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, with Laura Riding Jackson

    Poetry Snack, with Laura Riding Jackson

    It's a Poetry Snack, featuring Laura Riding Jackson.

    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 Spring Has Many Silences by Laura Riding Jackson, is in the public domain.  Words by Winter can be reached at wordsbywinterpodcast@gmail.com.

    • 6 min
    Poetry Snack, with Claude McKay

    Poetry Snack, with Claude McKay

    It's a Poetry Snack, featuring Claude McKay, born Festus Claudius McKay in Sunny Ville, Jamaica in 1889.  McKay wrote both poetry and prose, and he was another key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the prominent literary movement of the 1920s and 30s that I often mention here on the podcast.

    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, After the Winter, is in the public domain.

    Words by Winter can be reached at wordsbywinterpodcast@gmail.com.

    • 4 min
    Tumbling Towards Understanding, with Hannah Marshall

    Tumbling Towards Understanding, with Hannah Marshall

    Ever look around you, questioning so many decisions you made or didn't make along the way, and  feel as if everyone else has it somehow figured out better than you?

    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, Allegiance, by Hannah Marshall, is featured here with kind permission of the poet. Check out more of her gorgeous work here: https://hannahmarshallpoet.com/.
    Words by Winter can be reached at wordsbywinterpodcast@gmail.com.

    • 13 min
    Poetry Snack, Joy, with Clarissa Scott Delaney

    Poetry Snack, Joy, with Clarissa Scott Delaney

    It's a Poetry Snack, featuring Clarissa Scott Delaney.

    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, Joy, is in the public domain and was written by Clarissa Scott Delany, born Clarissa Mae Scott, who was an African American author of essays and poems, teacher, and social worker active during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, a hugely influential outpouring of art of all kinds from Black artists in Harlem nearly a century ago. 

    Words by Winter can be reached at wordsbywinterpodcast@gmail.com.

    • 5 min
    As If from Memory, with C.L. O'Dell

    As If from Memory, with C.L. O'Dell

    Do you ever imagine people long gone from your life, how they might look now, if they would remember you, sense you somehow even if you're not there?

    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, Forsythias, by C.L. O’Dell, is featured here with kind permission of the poet.Check out more of his beautiful poems here: https://www.clodellpoet.com/poems.html.
    Words by Winter can be reached at wordsbywinterpodcast@gmail.com.

    • 9 min
    What Is, with Rumi

    What Is, with Rumi

    Anyone who thinks it's an insult to describe someone as a "former comedian" has clearly never stood alone in front of a crowd of people with the intention of making them laugh.
     
    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, which I'm calling What Is, is by the Persian poet Jalal Al-din Muhammad Rumi, and is in the public domain. 
    Words by Winter can be reached at wordsbywinterpodcast@gmail.com.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

1whatevs ,

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.

Diane Lanevi ,

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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Great listen!

Listen to this podcast. It is AWESOME!

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