The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast July submitted poems episode features contributions from six wonderful contributions read by the poets. Different forms and themes are featured. The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast explores the art of poetry through interviews with poets and artists including A.E. Stallings, Olivia Gatwood, Regina Harris Baiocchi, Kari Byron, Lisa Marie Simmons and more. Subscribe today.
Listen to the poems using your favorite podcast reader and then read each below:
- Midnight Velvetto by Durell Carter
- Dear Creature and Before the Pool, there was a Saltwater Lagoon by Sarah Bitter
- Self-Portrait by David Radavich
- You Will Know Us By Our Art by Mary Amato
- a gathering by Jai-Michelle Louissen
- Honest Sonnets by Nicole Farmer
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This poem is an act of treasonExcerpt from Midnight Velvetto
against the religion Black men are taught to breathe from at birth…
Durell Carter is a writer and a teacher that lives in Oklahoma. He recently graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a graduate degree in English. He has work published in Drunk Monkeys, Prometheus Dreaming, Petrichor Journal, and others.
Men leave me alone now, mostly,Excerpt from Before the Pool, there was a Saltwater Lagoon
and they have left me (at)…
Sarah Bitter lives in Seattle with her partner, daughter, and dogs. Her work has been published in The Seventh Wave, River Mouth Review and Poetry Northwest, and is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly’s FIVES and Slipstream. She has an MFA degree from the University of Washington.
The face is young:Excerpt from Self-Portrait
pale, turned over the shoulder…
David Radavich’s poetry collections include two epics, AMERICA BOUND and AMERICA ABROAD, as well as MIDDLE-EAST MEZZE and THE COUNTRIES WE LIVE IN. His plays have been performed across the U.S. and in Europe. His latest book is UNTER DER SONNE / UNDER THE SUN: German Poems from Deutscher Lyrik Verlag.
Humbly-knitted, rough woolen capsExcerpt from You Will Know Us By Our Art
stand in their own glass case…
Mary Amato is a writer, musician, and teaching artist whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Mothering, 100 Word Story, Muse, Teacher, Cicada, New Poets Review, and many more.
I want so much to be hereExcerpt from a gathering
to let my heart spill out…
Jai-Michelle is a Scottish-born poet, now living via London in the coastal natural beauty of The Netherlands. Writing with an unshakable wish for poetic thought, images and vulnerability, her work is otherworldly, full of nature, emotion and mood. She often writes of her trauma and the after effects, revealing her layers piece by piece. Her first chapbook is released 2022 with Sunday Mornings at The River.
I was raised in a well. Scratchy wool. That smellyExcerpt from Honest Sonnets
tub of a rectangle, butt end of the VW bug…
Nicole was awarded the First Prize in Prose Poetry from the Bacopa Literary Review in 2020 and has just finished her first chapbook entitled ‘Wet Underbelly Wind’. Way back in the 90’s she graduated from The Juilliard School of Drama. You can find her dancing barefoot in her driveway on the full moon at midnight.