Illustration by Jaime Zollars
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.
Fred’s moving poem, 'Soothing the Self' has been published in Shadows & Light Anthology.
Fans record Fred reading his poem Without Time on his latest visit to the San Juan Islands.
The Western by Fred Chandler was chosen as a KCET Poem of the Month.
Eight of Fred Chandler’s poems have been published by the independent literary journal, Shoe Music Press
In Fred’s Berlin reading he tackles a trio of poems written during a six-month sojourn in Berlin during 2015. In a prologue to the reading, Fred recounts a personal history that dovetails with the history of Germany, where his parents served in the liberating of the U.S. Army in World War II.
The iconic poetry venue in Los Angeles, Beyond Baroque, inspires Fred Speaks, v. 2
Bruce Botnick, legendary producer, friend and poetry mentor, edited Fred’s poem, Wind In Her Hair, into song lyrics, as he did for Morrison’s poetry so many years ago when he was producing the iconic LA Woman album for The Doors.