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Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast

Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast

By James Morehead
James Morehead, author and Poet Laureate of Dublin, California, hosts The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast, featuring original poems (and the stories behind the poetry), the business of publishing and interviews with poets and artists. Season 1 features poet Olivia Gatwood, artist Kari Byron, animator Gaia Alari and more. Subscribe today.

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Olivia Gatwood: Poet, Performer and Author of "Life of the Party"

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Composer Deon Nielsen Price on Creating the Music for "gallery"
Poet James Morehead and composer Deon Nielsen Price discuss how they collaborated to create "gallery", a piece for baritone and piano based on Morehead's poem of the same name. The piece will be premiered in The Presidio Chapel, as part of a free series of concerts, in San Francisco on November 14, 2021. Dr. Price also talks about how she discovered a passion for performing and composition, and her approach to creating music. Read more about Don Nielsen Price: culvercrest.com/deonprice/bio.html James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com.
29:27
October 26, 2021
Viewless Wings Scary Poetry Contest Winners Read by the Poets
This special episode of The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast features the winners of the Viewless Wings Scary Poetry Contest reading their selected poems. Each poem is unique. The poems are on display Oct 14-31 at the F.CO. Art Gallery for the Scary Art Show in Dublin, California. These poems will haunt you, each eerie, beautiful and timeless. Visit viewlesswings.com to learn more about these wonderful poets, and to submit your poetry for possible inclusion in a future Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast episode. The four winning poets featured in this podcast: - First Place: "Bogeyman" by Jennifer deBie (jenniferdebie.com) - Second Place: "Death March" by Jessica Sabo (@pookajunebug) - Honorable Mention: "Maggie, the pious" by Rebecca Thrush (@rebeleigh92) - Honorable Mention: "What Happened in Room 210 of the Haunted Stanley Hotel" by Morgan Liphart (morganliphart.com) The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast host James Morehead also reads his poem "ghosts of bodie, california" (published in Wingless Dreamer's anthology "The Book of Black") James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com. Episode cover art copyright Sawsan Wolski Submit your poetry to Viewless Wings: https://viewlesswings.submittable.com/submit.
10:15
October 15, 2021
Writing an ekphrastic poem including examples by James Morehead
James Morehead, Poet Laureate of Dublin, California, discusses using art as an inspiration for poetry (known as ekphrastic Poetry). James reads and discusses two of his poems, "landscape (after bert weir)" (published by Wingless Dreamer in their Spring Anthology) and "carved" (published in James' debut book "canvas: poems"). James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com.
08:20
October 12, 2021
That time I was left for dead downstage
James Morehead, Poet Laureate of Dublin, California, reads and discusses his poem "That time I was left for dead downstage" (Read the poem Prometheus Dreaming: https://www.prometheusdreaming.com/that-time-i-was-left-for-dead-downstage). James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com.
05:18
October 5, 2021
Poet and Musician Lisa Marie Simmons on the Intersection of Poetry and Song
Lisa Marie Simmons is a Boulder Colorado native, singer/songwriter, essayist, and published poet currently based in Italy. She recently joined the Grammy award-winning artists signed to the American label Ropeadope Records who released her poetic/musical album NoteSpeak in March 2020, which received a four-star review from the iconic Downbeat magazine. The American debut of NoteSpeak was at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder Colorado in September 2017. She was invited to be a speaker and performer at the 70th Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado in April 2018. In November 2019, she presented NoteSpeak in Italy, Austria, and Prague. In January 2020, she presented NoteSpeak in India on the Jaipur Music Stage. James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com. Follow Lisa Marie Simmons on Twitter (@hippietend) and Instagram (@lisa_mariesimmons), and on the web: lisamariesimmons.com  https://henryhargreaves.com/no-seconds https://linktr.ee/LisaMarieSimmons
30:38
September 28, 2021
Poet Bianca Amira Zanella on Virtual Open Mics and the Healing Power of Poetry
Bianca Amira Zanella is the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland and host of an international monthly open mic. Her poems have most recently appeared in The Artful Mind, The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. In 2020, Bianca founded The Paper Poet, now offering healing poetic experiences to anyone experiencing suffering and continues to perform around the United States and, virtually, abroad. James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com. Bianca Amira Zanella's website: https://www.thepaperpoet.com/
27:49
September 21, 2021
Ryan McRee (Writer, Director, Dramaturg, Poet) on the Art of Reciting Poetry
Ryan McRee is a writer, dramaturg, and theatre director based in San Jose and Los Angeles. He graduated from USC in 2017 with a double major in Theatre and Narrative Studies, and while his focus is primarily in drama, he continues to explore screenwriting and poetry writing. He works for the Critical Studies department at the USC School of Dramatic Arts as a Course Assistant and prides himself as an educator as well as a working artist. Ryan discusses the art and technique of reciting poetry. James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com. Follow Ryan McRee on LinkedIn.
27:21
September 14, 2021
Copyeditors and Perfecting Your Book's Manuscript
This episode breaks down the critical importance and value of hiring a copyeditor to review your manuscript. The difference between a copyeditor and an editor is summarized. James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com. Brittany Smail, the copyeditor (editor, writer) mentioned in this episode, can be reached at: https://www.brittanysmail.com/. 
05:16
September 7, 2021
"today?" Read and Discussed by James Morehead
The poem "today?” from James Morehead's book canvas is featured. James reads the poem and then goes behind the scenes on how the poem was created and inspired. James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com.
04:30
September 4, 2021
Regina Harris Baiocchi: Poet, Author, Composer on Creating with Words and Music
Regina Harris Baiocchi is an author, poet and educator. Her music has been performed by Detroit Symphony, Chicago Symphony, US Army Band, Seattle Philharmonic, Southeast Symphony orchestras and other internationally-acclaimed artists. Regina has written orchestral music, libretto and one-act opera, hand drum concerto, marimba concerto, ballet, chamber music, liturgical and secular music, vocal and instrumental music. Her poetry and prose appear in Chicago Tribune Magazine, AIM Magazine, ESI Anthology, Technology News and Gwendolyn Brooks and Working Writers. James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com. Follow Regina Harris Baiocchi on Twitter (@HaikuFest) and on the website reginaharrisbaiocchi.com
20:55
August 31, 2021
Olivia Gatwood: Poet, Performer and Author of "Life of the Party"
Olivia Gatwood is an internationally recognized poet and author of “Life of the Party” and “New American Best Friend”. Her poetry performances and workshops held at over two-hundred schools and universities, and videos online, have reached millions of viewers. Olivia has also worked as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. Olivia discusses how she crafted a collection of poems into a complex, multi-threaded narrative in her book "Life of the Party", how she developed the skills to command a stage, how she approaches the craft of writing poetry and how poetic devices are infused into her upcoming first novel. James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com. Olivia Gatwood's books "Life of the Party" and "New American Best Friend" are on-sale now. Follow Olivia Gatwood on Twitter (@oliviagatwood) and Instagram (@oliviagatwood), and on the website oliviagatwood.com.
24:36
August 24, 2021
Publishing Your First Book: Storyboarding the Manuscript
On this episode of The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast I continue the journey I took to self-publish my first book "canvas". In this episode I discuss the importance of a manuscript and the role of storyboarding your manuscript early in the process. James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com.
04:14
August 21, 2021
Morgan Liphart: Poet and Author of "Barefoot & Running"
Morgan Liphart is an accomplished poet and author of "Barefoot & Running". Morgan discusses how she approaches poems that are rich in imagery and very personal, how she manages the inevitable rejections as a writer on the road to successful publishing, and her experience as a self-published author. Morgan also reads the poem "The Current Scene of my Childhood Home" from her book and discusses the backstory of the poem. James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com. Morgan Liphart's debut book Barefoot & Running is on-sale now. Follow Morgan Liphart on Instagram (@mliphart) and on the website: morganliphart.com.
18:32
August 17, 2021
"stages" Read and Discussed by James Morehead
The poem "stages” from James Morehead's book canvas is featured. James reads the poem and then goes behind the scenes on how the poem was created and inspired. "stages" is from James Morehead's debut book, on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com.
05:12
August 14, 2021
Kari Byron on Creating Black Powder Art for "canvas" and EXPLR for Students
On this episode of The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast I have a very special guest, none other than Mythbusters and Crash Test World star Kari Byron. Kari is also an incredible artist and sculptor who has mastered the explosive technique of black powder to create her paintings. I spoke with Kari about the black powder technique, how she approached creating the cover art for my book “canvas” using black powder, and the cool project she’s been working on recently. James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. You can see Kari's black powder technique in action here: https://youtu.be/tvq-2tv2AYI. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com. Follow Kari Byron on Twitter (@KariByron) and Instagram (@therealkaribyron). Learn more about Kari's latest project, EXPLR, here: https://explr-media.com/
13:08
August 9, 2021
"routine" Read and Discussed by poet James Morehead
The poem "routine” from James Morehead's book canvas is featured. James reads the poem and then goes behind the scenes on how the poem was created and inspired. "routine" is from James Morehead's debut book, on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com.
05:45
August 2, 2021
Turning Poetry into Traditional Animation - An Interview with Animator-Director Gaia Alari
The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast takes you behind-the-scenes with animator-director Gaia Alari, discussing how she turned the poem "tethered” from James Morehead's book canvas into a traditional, hand drawn animated short film. James reads the poem and then interviews Gaia Alari. "routine" is from James Morehead's debut book, on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Learn more about animator Gaia Alari here: http://www.gaiaalari.com/. The animated short film for "tethered" can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/n4l6vTDK4yE.  Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com. Follow Gaia Alari on Instagram (@gaiaesthermaria).
21:41
July 27, 2021
Self-Publishing Your First Book
Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast host James Morehead starts a series of episodes on the journey he took to self-publish his first book canvas. Self-publishing can be overwhelming at first. Hopefully this series helps make your journey a bit easier. James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com.
05:26
July 25, 2021
"by the ocean" Read and Discussed by poet James Morehead
This episode of The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast features a reading of the poem "by the ocean" and analysis of the poem by the author. "The pandemic inspired the first section of my book and this poem captured most acutely the heightened level of stress I was experiencing in the spring of 2020. At the time I was struggling to find a full night's sleep, obsessed with the news coverage and the extraordinary uncertainty of the time." - James Morehead canvas is the title poem from James Morehead's debut book, on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com.
04:44
July 20, 2021
"canvas" Read and Discussed by poet James Morehead
Chapter 1 of The Viewless Wings Podcast features a reading of the poem "canvas" and analysis of the poem by the author. "Unlike most of my poems, canvas fell out of me 80 percent complete in a stream of conscience one morning last year. I woke up with the idea, grabbed my phone, and just started writing. It felt like a good baseball swing - effortless - I wasn't thinking, just swinging words into Google Docs. That has only happened one other time - a poem from years ago I'll get to in a future episode." - James Morehead canvas is the title poem from James Morehead's debut book, on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com.
09:09
July 3, 2021
Introducing The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast Hosted by James Morehead
James Morehead, Poet Laureate of Dublin, California and author of canvas, introduces The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast. Where does a poem come from? How does an image, a sound, an emotion, an experience, the spark of an idea become a poem? The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast will explore the art of poetry and business of self-publishing, in short bursts, each episode less than ten minutes. I'll explore the origin story of poems from my debut book "canvas", share my experience in the complex world of self-publishing, and interview fellow poets. Subscribe to The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast to join me on this journey. canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com.
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July 3, 2021
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