Cholla Needles

Cholla Needles

By Rich Soos
Centered in Joshua Tree, California, Cholla Needles loves to talk with writers and artists who live in the desert, or love visiting the desert for inspiration. Contact us: editor@chollaneedles.com and visit our website at chollaneedles.com
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Cholla Needles Live Nov 17, 2019 - Miriam Sagan - featured reader

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Cholla Needles Live Nov 17, 2019 - Miriam Sagan - featured reader
01 Introduce Miriam • 02 Miriam reads from Cholla Needles 35 pt 1 • 03 Miriam reads from Bluebeard’s Castle • 04 Miriam reads from 100 Cups of Coffee • 05 Miriam reads from Luminosity • 06 Miriam reads from Cholla Needles 37 Pt 2 • 08 Outro
38:37
November 18, 2019
Cholla Needles Live Oct 20 AM
Ernest Alois, Suzanne Ross, Peter Jastermsky & Rich jibber jabber about Poetry Politics Art & Music
18:47
November 14, 2019
Cholla Needles Live Oct 19 Afternoon Show
Ernest Alois shares his greatest hits, along with new pieces. Bonnie Brady reads from her beautiful memoir, Impressions of Guatemala.
28:58
November 12, 2019
Cholla Needles Live Oct 19 Morning Show
At the Art Tours 2019 - Eva Montville’s Studio featuring Cynthia Anderson and Cindy Rinne! With special appearances by Robert M. and Suzanne Ross. Good Times!
25:52
November 10, 2019
Cholla Needles Live October 20, 2019
Featured reader John Brantingham performing at Space Cowboy Books in Joshua Tree, CA.
37:15
November 9, 2019
Cholla Needles Presents Rose Baldwin Oct 12 & 13, 2019
Rose Baldwin is the author of the novel Mike’s Magic Burgers and a collection of The Claire Stories. Recorded live at the Art Tours Studio 105 in Joshua Tree over two days. Rose Moderated the readings both afternoons.
30:53
October 17, 2019
Cholla Needles presents Ellen Baird, Oct 13, 2019
Ellen Baird is an author, editor, event co-ordinator and in her spare time teaches writing at Copper Mountain College. Recorded live at the Art Tours Studio 105.
27:26
October 17, 2019
Cholla Needles with Lisa Mednick Powell Oct 13, 2019
Lisa reads from Cholla Needles 34, and from her powerful first book Finding The Azimuth. She also sings outdoors with a battery operated Casio =:-) You can see Lisa with her husband Kip performing at the Joshua Tree Saloon Mondays from 1-3, and Saturday evenings as Arroyo Rogers. Good Times! 
24:26
October 16, 2019
Cholla Needles with John Kenny, Oct 13 2019
John Kenny reads from his novel, The Spark, and answers audience questions. John has been a firefighter since 1989, and is currently a fire Captain in Ottawa. The Spark has a five-star rating on Amazon.  01 Intro to John Kenny • 02 The Spark Chapter 1 • 03 Interview • 04 Audience Questions • 05 Outro
20:32
October 16, 2019
Cholla Needles Live Oct 12, 2019 PM
01 Intro • 02 Lauren Henley - Corpse Wax • 03 Eva Montville - Nature • 04 Antique? • 05 Kit Brooks - The Earth’s Revenge • 06 Jonathan Maule - Coach • 07 Jonathan Maule - Dear Red (High School) • 08 L. I. Henley - Story • 09 L. I. Henley - Three Hawks • 10 Jonathan - Mystery Is Good • 11 Jonathan Maule - Re-Purposed • 12 Outro
23:26
October 15, 2019
Cholla Needles Live Oct 12, 2019 AM
01 Intro • 02 - You know... • 03 Emails • 04 Rose Baldwin - New Construction • 05 Susan Rukeyser- I Didn’t Mean To Write This • 06 Josie Kim Parker - Dream • 07 Angela Mia Torres reads Paula Swanson • 08 Rose Baldwin reads Stephen Dunn • 09 Rose Baldwin - Claire Missing Mannie • 10 Kit Brooks - The Earth’s Revenge • 11 Outro
26:18
October 15, 2019
Cholla Needles Live September 29, 2019 at The Palms in Wonder Valley Part 2
14 George Howell - Part 2 • 15 George Howell - Scorpion • 16 Laura Berry - Rugby Ball • 17 Cynthia Anderson - Future Archaeology • 18 Bonnie Brady - Before Us • 19 Marie Bobin - from Station Eleven • 20 Bonnie Brady - Memories • 21 Susan Rukeyser - Desert Mother Hope Pt1 • 22 Susan Rukeyser - Desert Mother Hope Pt2 • 23 George Outro 2
19:18
October 8, 2019
Cholla Needles Live September 29, 2019 at The Palms in Wonder Valley
01 George Howell - Host * 02 George Howell - 2 Stories * 03 Laura Berry - 2 Poems * 04 Suzanne Ross - The Goldfish Problem * 05 Susan Rukeyser - Pathological * 06 Cynthia Anderson - Poems from Route * 07 Brenda Littleton - There Is Nothing Else Left * 08 Bonnie Brady - Needing Air * 09 Dawn Davis - Desert Lady Diaries * 10 Randy Smith - Survival * 11 Mike Vail - from The Salvation of El Cajon 12 Marie Bobin - from Station Eleven * 13 George Howell - Outro Part 1 *
34:18
October 8, 2019
Cholla Needles Live September 28, 2019 at Art Colony in Morongo Valley
01 - Peter Jastermsky - Host • 02 Peter Jastermsky - Five Poems • 03 John Sierpinski - Two Poems • 04 Jan Gray - from Station Eleven • 05 John Sierpinski - reads Gabriel Hart • 06 Jan Gray - reads Bonnie Brady • 07 Marty Fenn - Survival • 08 Jan Gray - Survival • 09 Ernesto Nevarez - Desert Life • 10 Peter Jastermsky- Haiku • 11 John Sierpinski- reads Tobi Alfier • 12 Ernesto Nevarez - Poetry • 13 Outro
30:21
October 7, 2019
Cholla Needles Live Sept 26, 2019 at Landers Brew in Landers, CA
01 John Sierpinski - Intro • 02 John Sierpinski - Seven • 03 John Sierpinski - Magic • 04 Patty - excerpt from Tagore • 05 Stephanie Ballard - excerpt from Station Eleven • 06 Susan Rukeyser - Desert Mother Home • 07 Patty - Loose Gravel • 08 Brinell Hornsby - High Lofty Tree • 09 Caryn Davidson - Red Hat • 10 Amanda McGlothin - The End (portion) • 11 Dawn Davis - Books and Music • 12 Dawn Davis - American Pie • 13 Tania Hammidi - Family • 14 Josh - Song • 15 John Sierpinski - Outro
46:39
September 27, 2019
Cholla Needles Live Sept 20, 2019 at Coyote Moon Cafe in 29 Palms, California
Cholla Needles Show #3 intro • 02 Douglas Tibbets - intro • 03 Douglas Tibbits - A Love Prayer • 04 Douglas Tibbets - First Glance • 05 Douglas Tibbits - first time • 06 Mike Vail - intro • 07 Mike Vail - The Salvation of San Juan Cajon ptA • 08 Mike Vail - ptB • 09 George Howell - The Firebug and the Stolen Water • 10 George Howell - Trazodone • 11 Ellen Baird - Oceano • 12 Ellen Baird - Letter From The Editor • 13 Ellen Baird - Benediction • Claps! • 14 Chantelle reads Memories by Bonnie Brady • 15 Bernal Hornsby - Essential • 16 Marie Bobin reads from Station Eleven • 17 Friend of Douglas Tibbits reads Charlie Chaplin • 18 Greg Tibbits - Unseen Legislators • 19 Douglas Tibbits - Thinking of You • 20 Greg Tibbits - Politics • 21 Soos reads As the world reaches by Bukowski • 22 Mike Vail - The Raven • 23 George Howell - The Wedding Ring and the Glovebox • 24 Greg Tibbits reads Trump by Turq Teischa • 25 Friend of Douglas Tibbits - Voices Echo  • 26 That's It! • Cholla Needles Show #3 outro
33:07
September 23, 2019
Cholla Needles Live Sept 15, 2019 at Space Cowboy Books in Joshua Tree, CA
Susan Rukeyser, moderator, Rich Soos - poem of thanks, Mike Stillman - segment deleted, Dave Maresh - Fixer Upper, Ernest Alois - Personal Survival, Bonnie Brady - Swimming Upstream, Cynthia Anderson -Big Bobcat Eating, Rose Baldwin -After, Peter Jastermsky - Two Cherita, Laura Berry -Unexpected, Greg Gilbert - Behind The Dimly Lit Kitchen, John Brantigham - Agenda, Teddy Quinn - Border Kindness, Marie Bobbi - Station Eleven, Jean-Paul L. Garnier- Water, George Howell - The Wedding Ring In The Glovebox, Susan Rukeyser - Listen To What I Don’t Say
28:52
September 17, 2019
Meet Poet Cynthia Anderson speaking on her new book, Route (2019)
Cynthia discusses her new book, Route, from Cholla Needles Arts and Literary Library. She also talks about her collaboration with artist Susan Abbott, and some of the writers who have inspired her life and work.
37:23
September 9, 2019