Submit Your Poetry to the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast

Since launching the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast in 2021 we’ve featured interviews with remarkable poets and artists (including A.E. Stallings, Olivia Gatwood, Sean Singer, Lisa Marie Simmons and more), along with poetry submitted to Viewless Wings and read by the authors. We’ve been blown away by the quality of the submitted poetry and performances by the poets and encourage you to submit your poetry for the opportunity to appear on a future episode of the podcast.

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City of Dublin Poetry Walk 2022 Combines Poetry and Local Businesses

DUBLIN, CA–Viewless Wings, in collaboration with the City of Dublin, today launched Dublin’s first ever Poetry Walk as part of the City of Dublin’s 40th Anniversary and National Poetry Month 2022. For the month of April, 26 locations across Dublin are displaying poems curated from over 150 submissions by Tri-Valley residents and beyond. Submissions were curated by City of Dublin Poet Laureate James Morehead. Residents and visitors are encouraged to share selfies with poems on social media using the hash tag #DublinPoetryWalk. Viewless Wings will select up to five Poetry Walkers to receive free signed copies of Morehead’s books “canvas” and “portraits of red and gray“. Explore the City of Dublin and read them all!

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Lexicographer Philip David Morehead on dictionaries and the evolution of language [INTERVIEW]

A veteran of over thirty years as pianist and conductor at the renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago, Philip Morehead has extensive experience in the operatic repertory. He has conducted a widely varied list of concert works and contemporary music and performed in as varied a repertory of chamber music. A consummate musician, he has coached singers in operatic and concert repertory and given master classes in vocal and chamber music interpretation and performance. Philip Morehead is also my dad who I interviewed for the latest episode of the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast.

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Poet Tyler Mills discusses her new book “City Scattered: Cabaret for Four Voices” [INTERVIEW]

On the latest episode of the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast host James Morehead sat down with poet Tyler Mills to discuss her new book City Scattered: Cabaret for Four Voices. Tyler is the author of City Scattered (winner of the Snowbound Chapbook Award), as well as Hawk Parable (winner of the Akron Poetry Prize), Tongue Lyre (winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award), and Low Budget Movie (co-authored with Kendra DeColo and winner of the Diode Editions Chapbook Prize). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New Republic, and Poetry, and her essays in AGNI, Brevity, River Teeth, and The Rumpus. She teaches for Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center’s 24PearlStreet, is a Founding Editor of The Account, and lives in Brooklyn.

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Journey into Cold War USSR in James Morehead’s “portraits of red and gray”

DUBLIN, CA–“portraits of red and gray“, the new collection of memoir poems by James Morehead (Poet Laureate – Dublin, CA) takes readers on an unforgettable journey from the Cold War USSR to Savery, Wyoming, from the mountains of Tuscany to the peak of Yosemite’s Half Dome, from the Canadian wilderness to the beaches of Normandy.

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Pulitzer Prize Finalist A.E. Stallings Interviewed for the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast [INTERVIEW]

Alicia (A. E.) Stallings is an American poet and translator who has lived in Greece since 1999. She has published four collections of poetry, most recently LIKE (FSG), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer. Her most recent book of verse translation is the Pseudo-Homeric Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice (illustrated!) with Paul Dry Books.

She has a Selected poems forthcoming shortly from FSG, and FSG is also reissuing her first collection, Archaic Smile. She has received fellowships from the USA Artists, Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. Excerpts from Stallings interview on the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast are included below.

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Designer Zoe Norvell on Creating Impeccable Book Covers and Interiors [INTERVIEW]

Zoe Norvell has been designing book covers professionally since 2011, and has designed nearly 700 covers to date. Zoe started her career in New York City as an in-house designer at Simon & Schuster and then moved over to Penguin Random House. In 2015, she began freelancing full-time. Today, Zoe is based in her hometown of Washington, DC, and when not global pandemic times, loves to travel and will occasionally bring work with her on the road.

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Open Call for Poetry: City of Dublin Poetry Walk for National Poetry Month (April 2022)

DUBLIN, CA–The City of Dublin and Viewless Wings, led by Dublin Poet Laureate James Morehead, are collaborating on the City of Dublin’s first Poetry Walk during National Poetry Month (April 1-30). Modeled after a similar event in Rutland, VT, Dublin’s Poetry Walk will feature poetry submitted by poets around the world displayed in local business storefronts. Residents and visitors will be able to download or access online a Poetry Walk Passport with a map to visit all participating businesses.

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Poet Sean Singer Breaks Down his New Book “Today in the Taxi” [INTERVIEW]

Sean Singer is the author of Discography (Yale University Press, 2002), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by W.S. Merwin, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America; Honey & Smoke (Eyewear Publishing, 2015); and Today in the Taxi (Tupelo Press, 2022). He runs a manuscript consultation service at seansingerpoetry.com.

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Poet Corey Van Landingham discusses “Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens” [INTERVIEW]

Corey Van Landingham is the author of Antidote (The Ohio State University Press, 2013) and Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens (Tupelo Press, 2022). She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2014 and 2020, Boston Review, The New Yorker, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Originally from Ashland, Oregon, she teaches in the MFA program at the University of Illinois. The full interview with Corey, including two poetry readings, is available on the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast. Excerpts of the interview are included below.

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City of Dublin 40th Anniversary Kicks Off with James Morehead’s Poem “In the Crossroads”

DUBLIN, CA–The City of Dublin kicked off a year of celebrating its 40th Anniversary at last night’s City Council meeting (held exactly 40 years after Dublin’s incorporation on February 1, 1982). James Morehead (Poet Laureate – Dublin, California and Founder of Viewless Wings) recited an original poem written for the City of Dublin’s 40th Anniversary celebration at last night’s City Council meeting.

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Angie Trudell Vasquez on Serving as Poet Laureate of Madison, WI [INTERVIEW]

Angie Trudell Vasquez is a Mexican-American writer and the current poet laureate of Madison. She holds an MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). Finishing Line Press published the first half of her MFA thesis, In Light, Always Light, in 2019, and will publish the second half, My People Redux, in 2022. She became a Macondista in 2021.

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Bankhead Theatre “Double Take” exhibit features ekphrastic collaborations with local artists and poets

LIVERMORE, CA–Livermore’s Bankhead Theatre for Performing Arts, in partnership with Cynthia Patton (Poet Laureate – Livermore, CA) opened “Double Take“, an exhibit featuring ekphrastic collaborations between local artists and poets (January 20 – March 27, 2022). The exhibit pairs a visual art creation (photograph, painting) with an original poem inspired by the art. The result is a unique journey into the creative process, through images and words.

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Poet Jessica Sabo discusses her chapbook “A Body of Impulse” [INTERVIEW]

Jessica Sabo is a former classical ballet dancer and writer whose work focuses on the intersection between eating disorders, trauma, and sexuality. Her poems and essays have appeared in publications by 805 Lit + Art, Inklette Magazine, and the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, among others. Her work has been anthologized with ChannelMarker Literary Journal, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Damaged Goods Press, and is forthcoming with Quillkeepers Press. Jessica was selected as a finalist for the Adelaide Literary Award in Poetry in 2020 and is also the author of a chapbook, A Body of Impulse, (dancing girl press & studio, 2021). A west-coast transplant and Virginian at heart, she currently lives in southern Nevada with her wife and two rescue dogs, one of which has wings. Jessica’s poem Death March was included in the Scary Poetry episode of the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast (Oct 2021).

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NIU School of Music Students Transform Haiku into Music

DEKALB, IL–I was privileged to play a role in a unique event organized by musician, author and poet Regina Harris Baiocchi, in collaboration with the Northern Illinois University (NIU) School of Music. Haiku contributed by poets from around the world were transformed into Haiku-length morsels of music by a diverse set of composers. The Haiku compositions were part of the two-day 9th NIU New Music Festival.

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