The Hive Poetry Collective

Danusha Lameris and Dion O’Reilly interview Santa Cruz poet William Ward Butler, aka Billy Butler

An episode of The Hive Poetry Collective

By The Hive
Airing on KSQD 90.7 FM most Sundays at 8:00, the Hive Poetry Collective is a buzz of poets in Santa Cruz, California— a swarm of radio conversations, public readings, and writing workshops.
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Dion O'Reilly talks to Bay Area Poet Amanda Moore
Dion O'Reilly interviews San Francisco poet, teacher, and bee keeper Amanda Moore. Find out more about Amanda and read more of her wonderful work at https://amandapmoore.com/about.
1:02:10
September 2, 2019
Poetry in the World: Raja Feather Kelly and Prosetry: Charles Simic
This episode features a conversation between Farnaz Fatemi and choreographer, dancer and writer, Raja Feather Kelly, about the intersection of poetry and his art and life. And another fabulous installment of Lisa Allen Ortiz's Prosetry, in which she examines the work of Charles Simic.  More about Raja can be found on Instagram: @rajafeatherkelly, and at: http://thefeath3rtheory.com/
59:18
August 27, 2019
Danusha Lameris Interviews Veronica Kornberg
This week’s Hive: Danusha Lameris talks with poet and winner of last year’s Morton Marcus Prize, Veronica Kornberg. Hear more of Veronica’s poems, a few of Mort’s, and learn more about this Central Coast writer.
1:00:34
August 20, 2019
Dion O’Reilly interviews Julia Chiapella of The Young Writers Program
Dion O’Reilly interviews Julia Chiapella of The Young Writers Program, a program sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education which brings poetry to 4th-12th graders in Santa Cruz City Schools. Three students and a teacher speak passionately on the benefits of poetry for school age children. Find more about this program including how to volunteer at https://youngwriterssc.org
1:02:07
August 6, 2019
Danusha Lameris and Dion O’Reilly interview Santa Cruz poet William Ward Butler, aka Billy Butler
Danusha Lameris and Dion O’Reilly interview Santa Cruz poet William Ward Butler, aka Billy Butler. We hear some of his poems and talk high school poetry slams, falling trees, Frank O’Hara and more. 
59:04
August 1, 2019
Dion O'Reilly interviews Julia Levine. Farnaz Fatemi's segment of "What We Are Reading"
Dion O’Reilly interviews Julia Levine. Julia B. Levine has won numerous awards for her work, including the Northern California Book Award in Poetry for Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight.  She has three other books: Ditch Tender, Ask, and Practicing for Heaven. She received a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University. She lives and works in Davis,California. Also, Farnaz Fatemi reads from Flèche by Mary Jean Chan and Halal If You Hear Me: The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3, edited by Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo
59:12
July 17, 2019
Dion O'Reilly interviews Susan Browne and Catherine Serguson
Susan Browne, winner of the Catamaran Poetry Prize, reads from her new book, Just Living, which was chosen as the Catamaran Poetry Prize winner. Catherine Segurson, editor and chief of Catamaran, talks about the Catamaran Literary Reader and all of Catamaran's many contributions to the literary scene in the Monterey Bay.
1:01:34
July 7, 2019
The Hive Gets Buzzing
In three segments, this Hive episode is dripping with fresh nectar, and chock full of an exploration of what poetry can mean. Lisa Allen Ortiz introduces a new segment called “Prosetry.” Her subject this episode is Mary Ruefle. Farnaz Fatemi is joined by the visual artist Marnie Briggs on her segment, “Poetry In The World.” Armando Alcaraz and Danusha Laméris read poems in Spanish and English by Luis Cernuda.  Mentioned in the show:  http://maryruefle.com https://marniebriggs.com Marnie Briggs on Instagram: @mar_nie
58:59
July 7, 2019
Hummingbird Press interviewed by Danusha Laméris
Santa Cruz Poet Laureate Danusha Lameris in conversation with some of the members of the local Hummingbird Poetry Press. Guests include: Wilma Marcus Chandler, George Lober, Maggie Paul, Chuck Atkinson, and Angie Boissevain.  More info about the press at: https://dasulliv1.wixsite.com/hummingbirdpress
59:11
July 3, 2019
Farnaz Fatemi interviews artist Christian Berman
The Hive premieres a new segment, hosted by Farnaz Fatemi, called Poetry in the World. Farnaz talks with the multi-disclipinary artist, Christian Berman, about why writing poetry matters and how it informs his art practice (image courtesy Christian Berman). Dion O’Reilly talks about Who and What she is reading. Also includes the local poetry calendar for June.  Find more about Christian at http://www.cruizberman.com and @cruizberman 
58:10
June 10, 2019
Lisa Ortiz interviews poet Esther Kamkar
Beloved Palo Alto poet Esther Kamkar joins Lisa Allen Ortiz and the Hive Poetry Collective this Sunday at 8pm on KSQD 90.7, Santa Cruz. Esther will read from her new book "of such things." 
58:59
June 6, 2019
Interview with Jory Post by Danusha Laméris
A conversation between Danusha Laméris and Jory Post. Talking about Phren-z, Santa Cruz Writes, health, illness and the prose poem. Includes Jory’s recent work.
1:01:00
May 27, 2019
Interview with David Sullivan and Poets of The Porter Gulch Review by Lisa Allen Ortiz on The Hive
Celebrate the 2019 issue of Porter Gulch Review with editor David Allen Sullivan and a panel of this year’s contributors: Victoria Bañales, Jennifer Lagier, Travis DeYoung, Kate Avraham, and Robin White Turtle Lysne as they read poems from the issue. Lisa Allen Ortiz hosts this episode of The Hive.
1:00:06
May 22, 2019
Interview with Laurence White -- The Hive Poetry Collective
Farnaz Fatemi and Dion O'Reilly interview local Santa Cruz poet and songwriter, Laurence White. We hear Laurence read and sing and talk further about both.  Episode also includes a segment from The Hive called, Who Are We Reading? LINKS: From the Laurence White interview: Follow Laurence at @caravaggioboy  Listen to Laurence’s music:  ·  https://shallowdiverecords.bandcamp.com/track/homesick-- this is the track you heard on our show.  ·  https://chaoticfutch.bandcamp.com/releases--this is the “bedroom EP” Laurence refers to.  More info on Word Church can be found here Farnaz mentioned a movie which takes place at Transylvania U in Kentucky. It is American Animals. In the “Who Are We Reading” segment:  Dion read from Ploughshares; she also mentioned New Ohio Reviewand New England Review. Farnaz read from Halal If You Hear Me: Breakbeat Poets vol 3, newly released.  Poetry Calendar:  Monday, May 6 @ Word Church: Billy Butler, Featured Poet Thursday, May 9 @ Peace United: Brenda Shaughnessy and Ellen Bass
1:00:12
May 6, 2019
Interview with Danusha Laméris by Dion O'Reilly on The Hive: Poetry Collective
Poet Laureate Danusha Laméris talks about her life, her writing, and her role as poet laureate. She reads a few poems from her first book The Moons of August and also some new ones from her second book-- Bonfire Opera-- which will be available in spring 2020. 
58:18
April 30, 2019
In Her Shoes--guests of The Hive Poetry Collective
Singer/ songwriter Sarah Cruse leads a discussion with other members of In Her Shoes, a local event that features African-American women sharing their experiences through poetry/ spoken word. Host: Sarah Cruse
1:00:22
April 28, 2019
Interview with Meg Freitag by The Hive Poetry Collective
In this episode of the Hive Poetry Hour, Meg Frietag, author of the award winning collection Edith, reads poems and discusses parakeets, love, childhood, teeth, consciousness and the pitfalls of calling fiction fiction. Host: Lisa Allen Ortiz Following the interview is the Hive poetry calendar.
57:57
April 28, 2019
Ada Limón Discussion -- The Hive Poetry Collective
Danusha Laméris and Dion O’Reilly discuss poet Ada Limón.
1:00:02
April 28, 2019
Tony Hoagland discussion -- The Hive Poetry Collective
Santa Cruz Poet Laureate Danusha Laméris and Dion O’Reilly discuss Tony Hoagland– his contribution to American letters, his life, and controversial work.
55:14
April 28, 2019
Poets from In Celebration of the Muse -- guests of The Hive Poetry Collective
Farnaz Fatemi and Dion O’Reilly interview Wilma Marcus Chandler and In Celebration of the Muse poets. We hear about the history of The Muse celebration in Santa Cruz, and also the poets read their work. Featuring Danusha Lameris, Carol Brensel, Jessica Cohn, Nancy Gomez, Rosie King, and Maggie Paul.
59:02
April 28, 2019
Interview with Christopher Soriano by The Hive Poetry Collective
As part of our Community Outreach Series, we meet Watsonville-based poet, writer, and teacher Christopher Soriano who speaks to us about his life and work. Find him on Instagram and Twitter @chsoripalma and at christophersorianowrites.wordpress.com Episode Hosts: Farnaz Fatemi and Dion O'Reilly
1:00:00
April 28, 2019
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