[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Dublin, CA–Join us for a special evening celebrating the release of James Morehead’s latest poetry collection, “The Plague Doctor,” at The Frame Company and Art Gallery, Dublin, California on Saturday May 6, 7pm. Morehead, recently confirmed as Dublin’s Poet Laureate for a second two-year term, invites you to immerse yourself in his mesmerizing new work at this exclusive launch party featuring a book signing, reading, and complimentary refreshments. Be among the first to experience this captivating collection, with signed copies available for purchase at a special event price. Limited free tickets are available now on Eventbrite.
“The Plague Doctor” is a mesmerizing collection of eerie, image-rich poems that explore the fleeting nature of existence and friendship, inspired by the world of art and artists. The collection has already received high praise from notable voices in the literary world, including Tina Cane, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, and Donald Platt, a two-time NEA Fellow and Professor at Purdue University. The book also features stunning ink art by Natalia Andrus and photographs by Morehead.
“James Morehead’s poetry pulses with vibrant detail. In this new collection Morehead has created a vivid document that captures what it means to be perpetually inspired by the world in all its facets.”– Tina Cane, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island
The event, hosted at The Frame Company and Art Gallery, offers a fitting backdrop for the themes explored in “The Plague Doctor.” The evening promises a unique opportunity to engage with Morehead’s poetry, described by Carmine Di Biase, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus at Jacksonville State University, as possessing “vivid, spare and elemental imagery” with “impeccable rhythmic control.”
In addition to his role as Poet Laureate, James Morehead is the author of two previous poetry collections, “canvas” and “portraits of red and gray.” His work has been featured on NPR’s Poetically Yours, SF Chronicle’s Total SF, and in numerous literary magazines. Morehead also hosts the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast, showcasing interviews with poets and artists.
Don’t miss this special event as we celebrate the launch of “The Plague Doctor” and the exceptional talents of James Morehead. Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable evening of poetry and art.
- Date: Saturday May 6, 2023
- Time: 7pm
- Location: The Frame Company and Art Gallery, 7038 Village Pkwy, Dublin, CA
- Free tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-plague-doctor-by-james-morehead-book-launch-party-tickets-609122671307
For more information about James Morehead and “The Plague Doctor,” is available here. A downloadable information sheet for “The Plague Doctor” is available here. To stay updated on upcoming events and news, follow James Morehead on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter.
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