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Music and Poetry

Music and poetry are certainly intertwined, but sometimes the twining is confusing.

We often hear about the “music” in a poem. Both use rhythm and meter – though not always in poems.

In 2014, Sir Sir Paul McCartney visited Rollins College at the invitation of Rollins Winter Park Institute Senior Distinguished Fellow Billy Collins.  During his visit, McCartney joined the two-term U.S. Poet Laureate on stage for an hour-long conversation about his influences, his education, and the art of songwriting.