The Poetry Show:April 18, 2021


The Poetry Show, broadcast by KSQD-FM Santa Cruz at 8:00 pm on the 3rd Sunday evening of every month, features a selection of poetry, curated and read by host Dennis Morton.

The Hive: March 28, 2021

Vanessa Angélica Villareal

Listen in to hear Vanessa Angélica Villareal read from her poems and talk deeply and passionately about the development of her book, Beast Meridian. Hosts Farnaz Fatemi and Erin Redfern were moved by her rigorous, precise, and poetic mind and think you will be too. If you’ve already read Beast Meridian, you will love hearing Villareal dive into portions of it. If you haven’t yet, you’re going to want to.

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal is the author of Beast Meridian (Noemi Press, Akrilica Series 2017), a recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award, a Kate Tufts Discovery Award nomination,  and winner of the John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters. She is a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellow, and has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, The Boston Review, Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. She is working on a poetry and essay collection while raising her son in Los Angeles.

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

The Poetry Show: March 21, 2021


Host Dennis Morton presented an hour of selected readings on KSQD-FM radio in Santa Cruz, CA.

The hour began with a number of poems by Veronica Patterson, from her book Swan, What Shores? (New York University Press, 2000).

The Poetry Show: February 21, 2021


Host Dennis Morton reads selected poetry.

The Poetry Show is broadcast on KSQD Santa Cruz.

The Hive: February 14, 2021

Julie Murphy & Julia Chiapella host the Hive Poetry Collective Valentines Special. Don’t miss a lively discussion of the highs and lows of Valentines Day and great poems by Natalie Diaz, Jack Gilbert, Dorothy Parker, Tim Seibles and more…

Listen HERE.

Poet links:
Natalie Diaz, Jack Gilbert,Tim Seibles, Beth Ann Fennell, Dorothy Parker, Robert Wrigley, Dorianne Laux

Episodes of The Hive Poetry Collective are broadcast on KSQD Santa Cruz.