Poet Olivia Gatwood on the Art of Writing and Performing Poetry

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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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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Publisher and Writer Ruchi Acharya on Creating Wingless Dreamer

On the latest episode of The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast we interviewed Ruchi Acharya is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wingless Dreamer, a global platform for those passionate about writing, art, and design; a space where authors and artists are free to express themselves. Ruchi is an Oxford University summer graduate in English Literature. She has been a contributor to multiple journals The Pangolin Review, Muddy River Poetry, Borderless Journal, and Mulberry Literary review among 50 others.

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Dr. Deon Nielsen Price on Creating the Music for James Morehead’s “gallery”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–In the latest episode of The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast, James Morehead (Poet Laureate – Dublin, CA) and Deon Nielsen Price (composer, educator and pianist), discuss their collaboration on “gallery” for baritone and piano, based on Morehead’s poem of the same name. “gallery” will be premiered at The Presidio Chapel as part of the Sunday Concerts series (event details) on Sunday Nov 14, 2021 – 4pm, performed by Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams and pianist Paula Fan. Excerpts from the interview are included below. The full interview is available on The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast, streaming on all major podcast platforms.

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“Gallery” by Composer Deon Nielsen Price and Poet James Morehead World Premiere at The Presidio Chapel Sun Nov 14

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA–“Gallery” for baritone and piano, composed by Deon Nielsen Price, with words by James Morehead (from his poem of the same name), will be world premiered Sunday November 14 – 4pm PST, as part of the free ICP Sunday Concert series. “gallery” will be performed by Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams, accompanied by Paula Fan on piano. James Morehead (Poet Laureate – Dublin, California and author of “canvas: poems”) will recite his poem “Gallery” before the performance. The program also features pieces set to poems by Dana Gioia (Poet Laureate – State of California), Charlene Derby and E. E. Cummings, and songs by Welsh and American composers. Free tickets are available.

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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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Creating “canvas” and “tethered” – an Evening with Poet James Morehead (Oct 21 7pm EST)

James Morehead (Poet Laureate – Dublin, California), in partnership with the Lake of Bays Township Public Library, will be hosting a special live, virtual event on Thursday October 21, 7pm EST (register for free tickets here). James will read selections from his book “canvas: poems”, discuss his writing process, and field audience questions.

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Poet and Musician Lisa Marie Simmons on the Intersection of Poetry and Song

Lisa Marie Simmons is a Boulder Colorado native, singer/songwriter, essayist, and published poet currently based in Italy. She recently joined the Grammy award-winning artists signed to the American label Ropeadope Records who released her poetic/musical album NoteSpeak in March 2020, which received a four-star review from the iconic Downbeat magazine.

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