Perfecting Performing Poetry – An Interview with Ryan McRee

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

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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Splatter Festival 2021: “Poets Take the Mic” – Side Yard Stage – Sat Sept 18 2:30pm

DUBLIN, CA–Calling all Tri-Valley poets and poetry lovers! The City of Dublin Splatter Festival (Emerald Glen Park) is returning on Saturday September 18 and includes a Side Yard Stage for local artists, musicians and performers. City of Dublin Poet Laureate James Morehead is hosting a 45-minute “Poets Take the Mic” performance (Sept 18 – 2:30pm) featuring local poets and spoken word artists. All performances will be appropriate for a general audience. Confirmed performers include spoken word artists and rapper Solachi Voz, San Ramon Poet Laureate Jenyth Jo, The Writer’s Spotlight and more.

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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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Inaugural Poetry and Pizza Open Mic Fills Patxi’s Pizza (Dublin)

DUBLIN, CA–The inaugural Viewless Wings Poetry and Pizza Open Mic, held at Patxi’s Pizza (Dublin) on Wed. Aug 18, featured twenty local poets, ten artists from the Dublin Arts Collective, and filled Patxi Pizza’s outdoor patio. The event was hosted and organized by James Morehead, Poet Laureate of Dublin, California.

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Poet Morgan Liphart on Exploring the Tenacity of the Human Heart

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

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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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 analysis, a series on publishing targeted at first-time authors, and interviews.

The value of poetry workshops: nine poets recite original poems Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast

In this weeks Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast nine poets who workshop and critique poetry recite their work. Each poem is also published on ViewlessWings.com. Featured poets: Dear Jack Kerouac by Constance Hanstedt Thirteen Stripes by Marie-Anne Poudret Release by Ryan McRee Frozen by Monique Rardin Richardson Old Man by Linda Drattell Salt Lick by Eunhee Soh First Night by Patricia J. Boyle Two Haiku and a Tanka by Marilyn J. Dykstra dissolving in the gallery by James Morehead James Morehead's debut book canvas is on sale now: https://tinyurl.com/canvasamazon. Follow James Morehead on Twitter (@dublinranch) and Instagram (@viewlesswings), and on the website viewlesswings.com. Submit your poetry to Viewless Wings: https://viewlesswings.submittable.com/submit. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/viewlesswings/support
  1. The value of poetry workshops: nine poets recite original poems
  2. Translating Poetry – Two Poems in English and Italian: limano and torta di riso
  3. Successfully launching and marketing your book: Interview with AuthorImprints founder David Wogahn
  4. A trio of poems by Kelly Showker, Lawrence Bridges and James Morehead
  5. Ruchi Acharya, Founder of Wingless Dreamer, on Creating a Community of Poets and Artists
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Animator-Director Gaia Alari Brings “tethered” to Life with Traditional Animation

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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