Tina Cane (Poet Laureate, RI) on Capturing “Year of the Murder Hornet” in Verse [INTERVIEW]

Born in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, and raised in the Village, Tina Cane serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island where she is the founder/director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI. Her poems
and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including The Literary Review, Spinning Jenny, Tupelo Quarterly, Jubliat, and The Common. In her capacity as poet laureate, Cane has established her state’s first youth poetry ambassador program in partnership with Rhode Island Center for the Book, and has brought the Poetry-in-Motion program from the New York City Transit System to Rhode Island’s state-wide busses.

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Six Poets Recite (Durell Carter / Sarah Bitter / David Radavich / Mary Amato / Jai-Michelle Louissen / Nicole Farmer)

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.

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“She is San Francisco” by James Morehead Premieres on the SF Chronicle Total SF Podcast

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–James Morehead (Poet Laureate of Dublin, California) premiered his new poem “She is San Francisco” on the July 15 episode of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Total SF podcast. Total SF is “A San Francisco culture podcast featuring celebrity guests, non-celebrity guests, personalities from the San Francisco Chronicle and a celebration of Bay Area life. Hosted by culture critic Peter Hartlaub and columnist Heather Knight and recorded on the streets, hilltops, parks and landmarks of San Francisco.” .

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Cutter Streeby on Exploring the Intersection of Visual Arts and Poetry [INTERVIEW]

Cutter Streeby holds an MFA from the University of East Anglia and an MA in Literature from King’s College, London. He has delivered many lectures on poetics, translation, and translation theory, including “Navigating Lèse- Majesté: Translating the Poetry of Zakariya Amataya” at universities across Thailand and Malaysia while teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Publications, translations, and anthologies include The White Review, Anthology of South East Asian Poets (Vagabond Press), Chicago Quarterly Review, Chestnut Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cincinnati Review and World Literature Today among others. He successfully exited his first marketing startup in 2020.

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Poets at the Mic with James Morehead, Jessica Sabo, and Rachel Abramowitz

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–We’re excited to share the next Viewless Wings Live event recorded with poets James Morehead (Poet Laureate – Dublin, CA and author of “canvas” and “portraits of red and gray”), Jessica Sabo (poet and author of “A Body of Impulse”), and Rachel Abramowitz (poet and author of “The Birthday of the Dead”). The event, available now on YouTube and the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast, featured a unique format: three poets, reading three poems, and after each performance a discussion of the poem. A round robin of readings and discussion.

Below is an edited excerpt, highlighting one of the three poems shared by each poet. The full event is available on YouTube and the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast.

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Six Poems / Five Poets (Richard Evans / Dana Kinsey / Jeff Bien / Eliza Sible / Erika B. Girard)

The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast kicks off June with six wonderful poems contributed and read by five 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.

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Seven Poems / Seven Poets on the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast

The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast kicks off May with seven wonderful poems contributed and read by seven poets. Seven 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.

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Unlocking Memories by Writing Poetry

On this episode of the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast, host James Morehead (Poet Laureate – Dublin, California) demonstrates how writing poetry can unlock memories and connect readers with universal truths. James shares memoir poems from his first two books, “canvas” and “portraits of red and gray”, and discusses unlocking details from years or even decades ago through the poetic writing process. James also shares how he introduced “turns” into some of the poems, to make them more than personal memories. Below is a transcript of the episode with additional visual elements.

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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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Three poets and three poems: Nicole Farmer, Jerome Berglund, and Patricia Cannon

On this week’s episode 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, we are excited to feature three poets performing their poetry. Nicole Farmer performs Why the girl? and Animals, Jerome Berglund recites Paint Chips Haiku, and Patricia Cannon shares Solitary Song. Host James Morehead closes the episode with shadow’s play from his book canvas: poems.

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The Value of Poetry Workshops and Coaching

Poetry workshops and critique groups are a critical to consistently crafting wonderful poetry. Just as athletes need coaching, writers need editors and critical feedback. In the latest episode of The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast you’ll hear poems recited by member of the Tri-Valley Writers Poetry Critique Group I attend twice a month, and from my poetry coach. All of these poets have challenged and encouraged me, and helped elevate the quality of my writing.

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Translating Poetry – Two Italy-Themed Poems Translated into Italian

This week’s episode of The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast takes a trip to Tuscany, featuring two Italy-themed poems originally written in English, and translated into Italian by a translator based in Italy who specializes in translating poetry. “limano” is inspired by Limano, Italy, a town hundreds of years old tucked along a mountain ridge. “torta di riso” captures the experience of learning how to bake the favorite creation my mother-in-law makes each Easter.

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Dublin Arts Collective Scary Art Show Poetry Winners Announced

DUBLIN, CA–At the Dublin Arts Collective Scary Art Show (F.CO. Art Gallery, Oct 14-31), the winners of the Viewless Wings Scary Poetry Contest were announced, and their poems placed on display for the duration of the show. Over 50 poets submitted poems with the winners selected by Dublin, CA Poet Laureate – James Morehead.

Each selected poet also recited their winning poem for the most recent episode of The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast:

Viewless Wings Scary Poetry Contest Winners Read by the Poets Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast

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