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Animator Gaia Alari Brings “tethered” to Life with Traditional Animation

Several months ago I reached out to Milan-based animator and visual artist 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 […]

Inaugural Poetry and Pizza Open Mic to be Held at Patxi’s Pizza (Dublin)

DUBLIN, CA–In his first event as Dublin, California’s new Poet Laureate, James Morehead is teaming up with Patxi’s Pizza (Dublin) for the inaugural Poetry and Pizza Open Mic, with the intent of creating a monthly space for East Bay poets to share their original work. The free event will be hosted by Morehead, feature local […]

Photograph of paperback and hardcover editions of "canvas" by James Morehead

James Morehead’s Debut Book “canvas: poems” Featuring Art by Kari Byron On Sale Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 15, 2021 DUBLIN, CA–City of Dublin Poet Laureate James Morehead’s debut book canvas: poems, featuring original art by Kari Byron (EXPLR Media, MythBusters, Crash Test World) and Alla Tsank, and photographs by the author, went on sale today in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats, through retail booksellers and Ingram Content […]

Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast Now Streaming on All Major Platforms

DUBLIN, CA–A new podcast option for poetry lovers is now available on all major podcast streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast is hosted by James Morehead, Poet Laureate – Dublin, California and author of canvas: poems (Viewless Wings Press, 2021), and will feature poetry readings and […]

Photo of "canvas" by James Morehead with bookmarks and a custom wax-sealed letter

Publishing Your First Book: Securing Blurbs, Advance Readers and PR

The greatest challenge a first-time author faces (after creating a manuscript worthy of publishing and finding a way to get your book published), is creating a community of readers. If you are an “ordinary” person without an existing following there aren’t any shortcuts (be wary of anyone claiming otherwise). Below are the steps I took […]

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James Morehead to Serve as Dublin, California Poet Laureate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 1, 2021 DUBLIN, CA–At the June 1, 2021 City of Dublin Council Meeting, the Council voted to confirm the selection of James Morehead as the City of Dublin’s Poet Laureate for an 18-month term starting July 1, 2021. On May 13, 2021 the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission reviewed applications […]

Publishing Your First Book: Professional Writers Write Every Day

Late last year I watched a behind-the-scenes interview with Kemp Powers (the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and director) on the making of Pixar’s “Soul”; in one sentence he changed how I approached writing and, in part, inspired me to publish my first book. Being a professional writer means you have to write even when you don’t […]

Poetry Downtown Rutland 2021 (photo credit: Bianca Zanella)

Poetry of James Morehead Featured in Poetry Downtown Rutland 2021

RUTLAND, VT–In celebration of National Poetry Month 2021, The Paper Poet in collaboration with Phoenix Books Rutland and Downtown Rutland Partnership created a pop-up poetry path featuring 70+ poems in the window fronts of 17 downtown Rutland businesses, contributed by over 30 poets. James Morehead, author of “canvas” (Viewless Wings Press, now available for pre-order) […]