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Welcome to melodically challenged . Our weekly radio show plays the best in contemporary poetry, traditional and avant-garde poetry, and alternative music revolving around a theme. melodically challenged : where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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21 Pieces

A series of one-hour poetry shows featuring the best poetry being written today and music gathered around a theme. This year our themes include Beds, Vegetables, Small Towns, Coffee, Toys, The West, Crowds, A Piece of Cake, Schooled, Funerals, and much more.

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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.

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melodically challenged creates an hour-long syndicated show every week that features poetry and alternative music revolving around a theme (past themes have included cars, death, and the color blue). Sponsored by the English Department of Georgia State University and written and produced by graduate and undergraduate students in the creative writing program there, each Fall and Spring semester melodically challenged offers 17 new and exciting shows. While we post the playlists on melodicallychallenged.org each week and announce each upcoming theme on our Facebook page, each show does not have to be played at that time and can be programmed whenever it fits a station's schedule. Every semester we offer general themes (this semester we'll have shows about memory, beauty, aging, parenting, and trains to name a few) and special educational shows (odes and sonnets). melodically challenged, where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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15 Pieces

Welcome to the spring season of melodically challenged! We will have new shows every week throughout the Spring semester and in January we start with shows that have animals scampering throughout the poems and music. We begin with RATS! (poems that feature both the despicable rodent and the adorable squirrel), we’ll follow that with cats: our Purr-etry show, and after that, of course, we’ll be Gone To The Dogs. We’ll also have a Hot Cool Jazz show written and voiced by our new music director and the newest member of our team: Nancy Correro, a PhD student at Georgia State University. Keegan Osburn, who graduated last year with a BA in Audio Engineering, is another new member of our team: a Sound Editor who works on our shows to give us the best audio quality possible. After Nancy’s show, we’ll look at speed with our A Snail’s Pace and Full Speed Ahead shows. Later in the semester, we will feature a special guest editor: Dr. Julia Brock, who is a history professor at the University of West Georgia. We hope to bring you a Vietnamese translation show, and we are working on shows that focus on individual poets we admire and literary journals that feature audio tracks of their poetry.

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Welcome to another season of melodically challenged! We are excited to launch another semester full of hour-long shows that feature the best contemporary poetry audio available from Fishouse Poems, the Academy of American Poets, Naxos Audio, and poets we have the privilege of recording ourselves. Each show also features new, exciting, copyright-free music from the Free Music Archive. All of our shows revolve around a theme: this semester we'll feature shows about National Parks, The West, Natural Disasters, Noses, and Poems from the Secret of Hoa Sen, a Vietnamese translation show, among others.

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While we write and produce shows for the fall semester, we like to rebroadcast a series of our favorite shows from years past under a similar theme. Because we are a nationally syndicated show we've decided to travel around, and this year we focused on the big cities of Atlanta, New York, and Philadelphia.

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Enjoy our favorite shows that aired in the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017 while we create next season's shows. Because of the special elections happening throughout the country, we will begin by airing our shows featuring poems about the ideas that grip us in the news and in our personal lives. Although the themes are politically charged, our shows are not, and will never take sides or become caustic in any way, they simply consider healthcare, the environment, National Parks, Truth and Lies, and Peace from a poet's perspective. We hope you enjoy them!

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Over the winter break, December 27th through January 17th, we'll broadcast some of our favorite shows from the past year.


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Scottish poet Alexander Smith wrote that “the sea complains upon a thousand shores.” We hope you’ll have no complaints about this week’s melodicall...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
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Rainer Maria Rilke said, “Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” Welcome to this week’s edition of melodically challenge...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:01
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Joel Salatin said, “Outrageous behavior, also known as the lunatic fringe, is the seed bed of innovation and creativity.” And that’s what we have t...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2018
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Alexander Pope wrote in his 1711 poem An Essay on Criticism “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” Not much has changed in 300 years because t...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
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James Thurber said, “All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.” And that’s what our poets strive...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:03
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Welcome to another edition of melodically challenged. This week we’re going to give you a leg up on poetry, with an hour of poetry and music with l...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
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Welcome to another edition of melodically challenged. This week, we’re going out on a limb to bring you poetry and music about trees. George Bernar...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
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Omar Khayyam said, “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. “ and that’s what this week’s melodically challenged is about: being happy...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
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This week on melodically challenged it’s “In a Word”: poems and songs that explore language and diction. Umberto Eco said, “Poetry is not a matter ...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
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Old MacDonald had a farm…and it was so good there’s a song about it! So it’s no surprise there are poems about them too. This week on melodically c...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1