Roundup: Writing and Music

In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week. This week we have posts on writing and music.

For thousands of years writing and music have been entwined (think Greek poetry and lyres). Today, perhaps more now than ever, we are seeing writers writing about music, and writers drawing inspiration from music.

Music in my ears.

The following is a compilation of some of our favorite posts about writing and music:

Ploughshares Posts:

From Around the Web:

  • In this article, Amit Majmudar for The Kenyon Review writes that language acts as “the hybrid, the dual-purpose medium” which ties music and visual art together.

Which songs inspire you to write?

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About Jon Simmons

Jon Simmons is the marketing intern at Ploughshares Literary Magazine and a BFA in Writing, Literature & Publishing candidate at Emerson College. Jon writes short stories and poems and many to-do lists.
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