The Poetry Show: July 18, 2021


An hour of poetry readings with host Dennis Morton, from KSQD Santa Cruz.

The Hive: June 27, 2021

Jen Siraganian

Farnaz Fatemi and Erin Redfern hear talk with Jen Siraganian about her poems, and her work with various poetry organizations. Listen to the podcast HERE.

Jen is the newly appointed Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, California.

She is a writer, educator, and literary organizer. She has served as Managing Director for Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival, been nominated for a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, earned scholarships from Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and authored a poetry chapbook titled “Fracture.” Her writing has appeared in Best New Poets 2016, Cream City Review, Mid-American Review, Smartish Pace, Barrow Street, Southwest Review, Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place, and other literary journals and anthologies.

The Hive Poetry Collective can be heard on Sundays at 8:00 pm.

The Hive: June 13, 2021

Julie Murphy interviewed Dane Cervine. Dane read from his book The World is God’s Language, and also from Origin by Sarah Lindsey.

A lively discussion of poetry, meditation and psychology!

To order Dane’s book: Sixteen Rivers Press website
Dane Cervine
Origin by Sarah Lindsey
Recent SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL feature article.

Listen to the podcast HERE.

The Hive Poetry Collective is broadcast on KSQD Santa Cruz, Sundays at 8:00 pm.

The Hive: May 30, 2021

The bees are in The Hive. A critical mass of six Hive members buzz into this episode to share new poems.

Listen to the podcast HERE.

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

The Hive: May 23, 2021

Farnaz Fatemi and Victoria Bañales interviewed poets and discussed Journal X, a new literary/arts journal focused on social justice. With poems from Victoria Bañales, Josslyn Glenn, hector son of hector, Geneffa Jahan, and Thomas Anthony Connor.

Listen to the podcast HERE.

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

The Poetry Show: May 16, 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: May 9, 2021

Julie Murphy interviewed award winning poet Nickole Brown.  Nickole reads from her stellar chapbook The Donkey Elegies and speaks passionately about donkeys, language and what is holy. If you haven’t heard Nickole read, you’re in for a real treat!

Listen to the podcast HERE.

Nickole Brown teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program and the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA. She lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs, in Asheville, NC, where she periodically volunteers at several different animal sanctuaries. A chapbook of called To Those Who Were Our First Gods won the 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize, and a long sequence called The Donkey Elegies was published as a chapbook by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2020.

Nickole Brown’s Website

SunJune Literary Collaborative

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