Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast Now Streaming on All Major Platforms

DUBLIN, CA–A new podcast option for poetry lovers is now available on all major podcast streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast is hosted by James Morehead, Poet Laureate – Dublin, California and author of canvas: poems (Viewless Wings Press, 2021), and will feature poetry readings and analysis, a series on publishing targeted at first-time authors, and interviews.

Transforming Trauma into Verse: Tennison S. Black on "Survival Strategies" [INTERVIEW] Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast

Tennison S. Black is the author of Survival Strategies (winner of the National Poetry Series, UGA Press 2023). Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in SWWIM, Hotel Amerika, Booth, Wordgathering, and New Mobility, among others. Black received their MFA at Arizona State University. They are the Managing Editor at Sundress Publications and Best of the Net and are the editor of the anthology on contemporary disability, A Body You Talk To. Though Sonoran born, Black resides in Washington state. — Support this podcast:
  1. Transforming Trauma into Verse: Tennison S. Black on "Survival Strategies" [INTERVIEW]
  2. A poem for Autumn to Welcome Thanksgiving – "Falling" by James Morehead
  3. Brennan DeFrisco Explores the Spectrum of Love in "Honeysuckle & Nightshade" [INTERVIEW]
  4. Five Poets Recite (Esteban Allard-Valdivieso, Lucy Rattner, Daude Teel, Derek Kannemeyer, Alison Davis)
  5. Loreena McKennitt on Amplifying the Human Condition Through Song [INTERVIEW]

canvas Read and Analyzed Series

James Morehead reads selections from his book canvas and breaks down the inspiration for each poem.

Publishing Your First Book Series

First-time authors will learn how to self-publish a high quality book, covering all key stages of the publishing process:

  • Getting started
  • Cover art
  • Book design + eBook conversion
  • Portrait photo (for About the Author)
  • Editing
  • Copy editing
  • ISBNs
  • Self-publishing consulting
  • Proofs / advanced reading copies / giveaway copies
  • Promotion and marketing

Interview Series

The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast will also feature interviews with artists and poets, starting with an interview with Italian animator Gaia Alari, discussing her collaboration with Morehead to create an traditionally animated short film for the poem tethered from canvas.

James Morehead is the Poet Laureate of Dublin, California, and his first collection of poetry, “canvas”, debuted June 2021 (Viewless Wings Press). “James Morehead’s ‘canvas’ opens itself to the poetry of everyday life, where stanzas are etched in sand, and poems end in sunset. Combining micro-narratives of Boston bullies cornering a young boy, with minute descriptions of time in quarantine, it draws us into moving tableaus of tenacious attention to what went down, what might come up, and where we might find ourselves. These are poems to be savored, re-read, kept handy for those times when only poetry will do.” ‒ W. J. T. Mitchell, Senior Editor of Critical Inquiry and Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor, English and Art History, University of Chicago

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