In poetry, we find the music of language: rhythm, nuance, sound, and self-expression come together, bringing meaning to life through words much as music does through notes.
This April, All Classical Portland and the International Children’s Arts Network (ICAN) are celebrating the art of poetry, both written and spoken word, in honor of National Poetry Month.
Read on to discover some of the ways we are highlighting poetry, and its intrinsic connection to the music we love, on the airwaves and beyond.
Programming Highlights & More
SUNDAY BRUNCH –Throughout the month of April, host Suzanne Nance will infuse poetry into the musical and culinary flavors of Sunday Brunch. Join us every Sunday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT at 89.9 FM in Portland or worldwide via the live player on our website.
CLUB MOD – Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2022, host Andrea Murray will feature contemporary composers’ settings of poetry, including text by Emily Dickenson, Rumi, Langston Hughes, and more. Join us Saturdays at 9:00 PM PT at 89.9 FM or via our live player.
ICAN – On Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 5:00 PM PT host Sarah Zwinklis will speak to poet Marilyn Nelson, author of A is for Oboe: The Orchestra’s Alphabet at icanradio.org.
ARTS BLOG – Amy Beach: Poetry and the Piano, All Classical Portland’s Music Researcher & Archivist Emma Riggle explores how composer Amy Beach incorporated elements of poetry into her works.
We hope you will celebrate with us by sharing your own written or recorded poems on social media with the hashtag #welovethispoetry