FRED CHANDLER | POET

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Fred Chandler's poems have inspired other artists to write lyrics based on his poetry, set his poems to music and even create stunning visual art. Most recently, he has had the honor of collaborations with Bruce Botnick, legendary producer of The Doors' LA Woman, award-winning film composer Aaron Zigman (The Notebook, Sex and The City, Wakefield), and 4-time Oscar-winning art director/producer Catherine Martin (Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby, Romeo + Juliet). Discover Fred's poetry through his collaborations, solo writings and readings by exploring the selections below.


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Fred Chandler's poems have inspired other artists to write songs based on his poetry, set his poems to music and even create visual art. Most recently, he has had the honor of collaborations with Bruce Botnik, legendary producer of The Doors' LA Woman, and award-winning film composer Aaron Zigman (The Notebook, Wakefield).

Erase Memories and Scream The Hymn below were produced by legendary producer Bruce Botnick, with music composed by Aaron Zigman.

Bruce Botnick, friend and poetry mentor of Fred's, edited the following poem into song lyrics, as he did for Morrison’s poetry so many years ago when he was producing the LA Woman album for The Doors“Wind in her Hair” eventually served as inspiration for a song by Robert Lee Roth, a singer with the Norwegian band Max Uflax and a fan of Fred's poetry.


Fred is often inspired on his travels by nature. Following are four poems about birds.

 
 

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