DUBLIN, CA–Town of Dublin Poet Laureate and OneDublin.org Founder James Morehead’s debut ebook canvas: poems, showcasing primary artwork by Kari Byron (EXPLR Media, MythBusters, Crash Test Entire world) and Alla Tsank, and pictures by the writer, went on sale now in hardcover, paperback and E-book formats, by way of retail booksellers and Ingram Information Group. Morehead documented his practical experience as a initially-time creator in a sequence of content posted on viewlesswingspress.com.
James Morehead on canvas, “I was launched to crafting poetry by a resourceful creating instructor in large university. I had the standard high college student’s effect of poetry: dull and challenging to have an understanding of. But that trainer was the spark, and throughout the section on poetic varieties I found the incredible power of poetry: the ability to seize emotion, sound, motion and deeper indicating in a few carefully crafted phrases. canvas represents the best of 4 decades of my get the job done and a sequence of poems motivated by the disruption of the pandemic.”
coronary heart racing from worry desires:
fleeing or slipping or any of the frenetic scenes
that purge my brain of pandemic news
only to be refilled day soon after day immediately after quarantine working day
Excerpt from “by the ocean” by James Morehead
Advance Praise for canvas:
“James Morehead’s canvas opens alone to the poetry of day-to-day lifetime, where stanzas are etched in sand, and poems close in sunset. Combining micro-narratives of Boston bullies cornering a young boy, with minute descriptions of time in quarantine, it attracts us into transferring tableaus of tenacious attention to what went down, what could come up, and where we could possibly find ourselves. These are poems to be savored, re-browse, kept useful for these times when only poetry will do.” W. J. T. Mitchell, Senior Editor, Significant Inquiry and Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Services Professor, English and Artwork History, College of Chicago
“Beauty breathes in these debut poems: from the elegant limano to potent silences. Poet, James
Morehead is a planet traveler who treats audience to excursions that harken again to his alluring
title poem, canvas, and other portraits. These memoir poems sing in a common language.” Regina Harris Baiocchi, Creator of Indigo Sound, Urban Haiku, and Blues Haiku
“James makes an enchanting melody of poetic seem for the reader website page soon after website page. He notices life’s specifics with a tender but precise eye, down to the ‘streets glistening with midnight rain’ and ‘summer bursting outwards / fierce from its slumber.’ Working with this keen observation, James breaks past life’s routines to uncover gems of elegance. To go through canvas is to be transported to a earth infused with that means and memory.” Morgan Liphart, writer of Barefoot and Jogging
“Evocative, straightforward, and deeply individual poetry that explores everyday lifetime. James Morehead’s initially guide canvas beautifully captures life’s joyful, sorrowful, and seemingly insignificant times. His lockdown poetry superbly expresses what so quite a few of us have felt more than the last calendar year as the environment was paused.” Jenny Buccos, Director / Producer and Founder, EXPLR Media
The distinct protect artwork for “canvas” was created by Kari Byron employing a exceptional black powder procedure (online video of the go over remaining developed beneath). To build the black powder outcome Byron to start with paints the design and protects element of the painting with clay, then ignites black powder several periods about the painting. The ensuing detritus is scraped absent to expose the painting. “canvas” was built by Zoe Norvell.
James Morehead can be contacted for interviews and in-shop promotions at [email protected]