The Poetry Show: Lola Haskins preview

Poet Lola Haskins will be returning to Santa Cruz for a Poetry Santa Cruz reading on October 8, 2019, at Felix Kulpa Gallery (not at Bookshop Santa Cruz this time). Host Dennis Morton previewed that event by featuring Lola Haskins on this episode of The Poetry Show on KSQD.

First, we heard some of a conversation between Dennis and Lola, including a few poems, recorded back in 2011. Then Dennis read a few poems from Lola’s most recent collection. Rounding out the hour were poems by Chase Twichell and others.

This episode of The Poetry Show was broadcast on KSQD-FM Santa Cruz, on August 18, 2019.

The Hive: August 11, 2019

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.

This episode of The Hive Poetry Collective was broadcast on KSQD-FM Santa Cruz.

The Hive: August 4, 2019

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

This episode of The Hive was broadcast on KSQD-FM Santa Cruz.

The Hive: July 28, 2019

William Ward “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. 

This episode of The Hive Poetry Collective was broadcast on KSQD-FM Santa Cruz.

The Poetry Show: Len Anderson, guest

Local poet and poetry promoter Len Anderson sat down for a conversation with host Dennis Morton. The two talked about the many Santa Cruz poetry-related projects Len has been a major part of during the past 20+ years: including Poetry Santa Cruz, Poet/Speak, Hummingbird Poetry Press, and the Emerald Street Writing Group.

In addition, Len previewed his upcoming poetry collection by reading several selections from the new manuscript.

This edition of The Poetry Show was broadcast on KSQD Santa Cruz, on July 21, 2019.

The Hive: July 14, 2019

Julia Levine

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

This episode of The Hive Poetry Collective was broadcast on KSQD Santa Cruz.

The Hive: July 7, 2019

Susan Browne

Host Dion O’Reilly of The Hive poetry collective interviews Susan Browne, winner of the Catamaran Poetry Prize. Susan reads from her new book, Just Living, which was chosen as the Catamaran Poetry Prize winner. Susan is joined by Catherine Segurson, editor and chief of Catamaran, who talks about the Catamaran Literary Reader and all of Catamaran’s many contributions to the literary scene in the Monterey Bay.

The Hive poetry collective is broadcast on KSQD, Santa Cruz.

The Hive: June 23, 2019

On this weeks’ episode of The Hive poetry collective on KSQD, we hear Santa Cruz Poet Laureate Danusha Lameris in conversation with some of the members of Monterey Bay’s Hummingbird Poetry Press. Guests include: Wilma Marcus Chandler, George Lober, Maggie Paul, Chuck Atkinson, and Angie Boissevain.

To see and/or order any of the books mentioned, go to the Hummingbird Press website: (Note: there’s another Hummingbird Press, which publishes an online poetry magazine, so don’t be confused.)

The Poetry Show: Marc Zegans, guest

Host Dennis Morton welcomed guest poet Marc Zegans to The Poetry Show on KSQD radio in Santa Cruz, broadcast on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This conversation was a follow-up to Marc’s reading last Tuesday for Poetry Santa Cruz, which can be heard in the previous podcast post.

Marc’s latest work (cover image above) is titled La Commedia Sotteranea Della Machina da Scrivere – or, in English: Swizzle Felt’s First Folio from The Typewriter Underground. Marc read poems from and discussed this and several other of his published works. In addition, we got a preview of his next collection, to be published in the fall and titled The Snow Dead.

In addition to poetry, Marc Zegans is a creative development adviser, “Helping Artists, Writers, and Creative People Thrive and Shine”. Following are some links to Marc Zegans and his work:
Pelekinesis: “The Underwater Typewriter” by Marc Zegans
marc zegans: creative development advisor | Helping Artists, Writers, and Creative People Thrive and Shine
The Book of Clouds by Marc Zegans (Hardcover) – Lulu The Underwater Typewriter (9781938349294): Marc Zegans: Books
Intentional Practice & The Art of Finding Natural Audience: A Framework for Artists and Professionals (Intentional Practice in the Arts and the Professions Book 1) – Kindle edition by Marc Zegans. Arts & Photography Kindle eBooks @