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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 […]

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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) […]

James Morehead’s Debut book “canvas” Available for Pre-Order

James Morehead’s debut collection of poetry, “canvas”, is available now for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In his debut collection, Morehead paints powerful images through the thoughtful selection and careful placement of words. “canvas” features the extraordinary art of Kari Byron and Alla Tsank, and was designed by Zoe Norvell. The year 2020 […]

Publishing Your First Book: Choosing a Cover and Layout Designer

The next most important task after authoring a compelling an impeccably edited (and copyedited) manuscript is choosing a designer for your cover and interior layout. This may be two different people or the same person. As a first time author who is self-publishing I started by looking through my collection of poetry books. In particular […]