Season 2 of the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast, which has featured interviews with poet Olivia Gatwood, artist Kari Byron, musician-poet Lisa Marie Simmons, director-animator Gaia Alari and many more in Season 1, kicks off with moon-inspired poetry from four wonderful poets:
- Nancy Cook – Moonwater
- John Peter Beck – Moon
- Carmine Di Biase – Midsummer Nut Brown Ale
- Beatriz Seelaender – Be Wolf
The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast host James Morehead reads The moment before totality (duet for Sun and Moon).
More on our feature poets:
- Nancy Cook runs “The Witness Project,” a program of free community writing workshops in Minneapolis designed to enable creative work by underrepresented voices, and also serves as flash fiction editor for Kallisto Gaia Press. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been awarded grants from, among others, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Parks Arts Foundation, the Mayo Clinic, and Integrity Arts and Culture. Some of her newest work can be found in Channel Magazine, decomp journal, and the Michigan Quarterly Review.
- John Peter Beck is a labor education professor at Michigan State University where he directs Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives, a program which explores the intersection of work and culture broadly defined. His poetry has been published in Another Chicago Magazine, The Seattle Review, The Louisville Review, The Atlanta Review and Passages North among others.
- Carmine Di Biase writes about English and Italian literature, and his poems have appeared in various journals. Last year his English translations of thirteen poems by Cesare Pavese appeared in L’anello che non tiene: Journal of Modern Italian Literature. Occasionally he reviews books for the Times Literary Supplement. He has recently retired as Distinguished Professor of English at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. His chapbook of poems, American Rondeau, is due out from Finishing Line Press in August of 2022.
- Beatriz Seelaender is a Brazilian author from São Paulo. Her fiction has appeared in Cagibi, AZURE, Psychopomp, among many others, while her essays can be found at websites such as The Collapsar and Sterling Clack Clack, where she acts as Creative Nonfiction editor. Seelaender has only recently started submitting poetry, but her poems have been published by Press Pause Press and The Graveyard Zine. Her novellas, upcoming in 2022, have earned her both the Sandy Run and the Bottom Drawer Prizes.
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