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

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

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”

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”

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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