Poet Bianca Amira Zanella on the Healing Power of Poetry [INTERVIEW]

Bianca Amira Zanella is the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland and host of an international monthly open mic. Her poems have most recently appeared in The Artful Mind, The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. In 2020, Bianca founded The Paper Poet, now offering healing poetic experiences to anyone experiencing suffering and continues to perform around the United States and, virtually, abroad. We interviewed Bianca for The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast, below are excerpts from the interview.

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Perfecting Performing Poetry – An Interview with Ryan McRee [INTERVIEW]

Ryan McRee is a writer, dramaturg, and theatre director based in San Jose and Los Angeles. He graduated from USC in 2017 with a double major in Theatre and Narrative Studies, and while his focus is primarily in drama, he continues to explore screenwriting and poetry writing. He works for the Critical Studies department at the USC School of Dramatic Arts as a Course Assistant and prides himself as an educator as well as a working artist.

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Regina Harris Baiocchi Interview: Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast [INTERVIEW]

The latest episode of the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast features an interview with Regina Harris Baiocchi. Regina is an author, poet and educator. Her music has been performed by symphonies and musical organizations across the US and around the world. Her poetry and prose have appeared in prestigious journals. She is the author of multiple books, fiction and nonfiction, poetry, prose and for the stage.

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Poet Olivia Gatwood on the Art of Writing and Performing Poetry [INTERVIEW]

Olivia Gatwood is an internationally recognized poet and author of “Life of the Party” and “New American Best Friend”. Her poetry performances and workshops held at over two-hundred schools and universities, and videos online, have reached millions of viewers. Olivia has also worked as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery.

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Poet Morgan Liphart on Exploring the Tenacity of the Human Heart [INTERVIEW]

The latest episode of The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast features an interview with Morgan Liphart. Morgan’s contemporary poetry has appeared in anthologies and journals across the United States and England, such as the University of Oxford’s Literary Imagination, The Comstock Review, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her work reflects on experiences and circumstances that she believes can connect us all, no matter our differences. Morgan’s debut poetry chapbook, Barefoot and Running topped several bestselling lists and has brought healing and comfort to readers worldwide. The full interview is available on all major podcast streaming services and includes Morgan reading and discussing a poem.

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Kari Byron on Creating Black Powder Art for “canvas” and EXPLR for Students [INTERVIEW]

On the latest episode of The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast I interview Kari Byron (Mythbusters, Crash Test World, EXPLR) about the explosive technique of black powder art she used to create the cover for my book “canvas” and other projects including a painting for the EXPLR Kickstarter campaign. The full interview with Kari can be found here:

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Animator-Director Gaia Alari Brings “tethered” to Life with Traditional Animation [INTERVIEW]

Several months ago I reached out to Milan-based animator-director Gaia Alari, whose work I’d seen on her Instagram channel, about collaborating on a short film inspired by one of the poems from my new book canvas. We quickly agreed that my poem “tethered” was best suited for the art form of traditional animation. 750 drawings later, “tethered” has been brought to life through the magic of hand drawn, frame-by-frame, traditional animation. My brother (Ian Morehead, an editor and visual effects artist) helped edit the short film into both vertical (9:16) and horizontal (16:9) formats. I interviewed Gaia for The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast (edited interview below).

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