Six Poets Recite (Linda Eve Diamond, Alex Stanley, Angela Sucich, Cynthia Dorfman, Ipsheeta Furtado, Rosanne Ehrlich)

The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast December submitted poems episode features seven wonderful contributions read by six poets. Different forms and themes are featured. The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast explores the art of poetry through interviews with poets and artists including Safia Elhillo, A.E. Stallings, Olivia Gatwood, Regina Harris Baiocchi, Kari Byron, Lisa Marie Simmons and more. Subscribe today.

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Not since Father Time and Mother Nature
invested in a mom-and-pop shop…

Excerpt from The Twittering Machine

Linda Eve Diamond is a U. S. poet whose works have been performed by The Poetic Dance Theater Company, screened at the REELpoetry Festival, displayed in The Museum of Art – DeLand, and published by numerous journals. Her poetry appears in more than 150 journal, anthologies and venues, including The Ekphrastic Review, Encore: Prize Poems, and The Dancing Poetry Festival. She has been honored to receive Artists Embassy International’s Grand Prize Award, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ Founders Award, and the REELpoetry Film & Video Prompt Award.

My Navajo guide pulls his horse to a chainlink fence,
rests his reins on the horn of the saddle. I pull mine…

Excerpt from Ruin, Canyon de Chelly

Alex Stanley is a graduate of Boston College, and he received his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of California, Irvine. He is a former sports journalist, and his sports writing has been featured in Sports Illustrated. His published poems have appeared in American Poets Magazine, HCE Review, Poet’s Choice, Helix Magazine, Sunspot Literary Journal, RockPaperPoem, Limit Experience Journal, Beyond Words Magazine, Wingless Dreamer, Clepsydra Literary and Art Magazine, The Closed Eye Open, Duck Lake Journal, The Write Launch, Doozine, and Hare’s Paw Literary Journal. He is a recipient of the 2021 Academy of American Poets Award. He resides in Costa Mesa, CA.

It isn’t religion this
sacrificing that mothers…

Excerpt from A Pelican Feeding Her Young

Angela Sucich holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature from the University of Washington. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Nimrod International Journal, Cave Wall, and Atlanta Review, and she was honorably mentioned for the 2021 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. In 2022, her chapbook, Illuminated Creatures, won the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition and will be published by Finishing Line Press.

I hang upside down.
In a time of misbelief…

Excerpt from Dangling Woman

During the summer, Cynthia Dorfman writes in Wisconsin where she saw the sculpture, “Songbird,” by Alison Saar at the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, which inspired her poem, “Dangling Woman.” Her creative work has been published recently in Ekphrastic Review Challenge, Passager’s Pandemic Diaries, and The Library Love Letter, for example. She practices writing ekphrastic poetry as a frequent participant in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery writing program.

This rod doesn’t mind biting.
Covered in dusty glitter that quickly consumes your blouse…

Excerpt from Dulce de leche stuffed churro

Ipsheeta serves on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area’s Shotgun Players, writes with PlaygroundSF’s Writers Pool, and recently joined Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA) Foundation and SF Writers Grotto Rooted & Written alumni. Ipsheeta holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics from UC Berkeley and prefers tea over coffee.

Lunch in a garden courtyard beneath a Paris balcony.

A lion crawls behind the potted palm; a ginger cat stalks prey…

Excerpt from When Rousseau Leaves His Studio He Sees Things Differently

Rosanne Ehrlich’s work has appeared in Persimmon Tree, Panoplazine, The Voices Project, Wingless Dreamer’s “Dark Poetry Collection”, Vine Leaves Press and Fiftywordstores.

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