The Hive: December 1, 2019


Co-hosts Farnaz Fatemi and Dion O’Reilly discuss the virtuosic poet Patricia Smith. Let Smith’s poetry alter your mind (as poetry should!) with her intense subject matter and her comforting beats. Hear poems and discussion from her books Incendiary Art and Blood Dazzler, and explore poetry forms like the Golden Shovel, invented by Terrance Hayes after a Gwendolyn Brooks poem, and used by Smith in Incendiary Art.

http://www.wordwoman.ws

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/patricia-smith

The Hive: November 24, 2019

Lee Rossi


Poet Lee Rossi stops by the Hive to chat with Lisa Allen Ortiz about his new book Darwin’s Garden and about seminary,  the eden of back yards, climate change, true love and knee caps.

Lee Rossi is the author of three books of poetry and a regular contributor to Sun Magazine, reviewer for Pedestal and a contributing editor to Poetry Flash.

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

Dane Cervine, guest poet

Santa Cruz poet Dane Cervine sat down with host Dennis Morton on The Poetry Show, November 17, 2019, at the KSQD studio.

Dane’s newest poetry collection is titled Earth is a Fickle Dancer, and is published by Main St. Rag Publishing Co. (mainstreetrag.com).

Dane’s last guest appearance on The Poetry Show was December, 2016, when his book Kung Fu of the Dark Father was published.

This episode of The Poetry Show was broadcast on KSQD Santa Cruz, 90.7 FM.

The Hive: November 10, 2019


The first in a series, Santa Cruz Poet Laureate Danusha Laméris and poet Dion O’Reilly host a show featuring poems about Santa Cruz. Included is work from Ellen Bass, Joseph Stroud, Gary Young and also a few written by the hosts. Read more poems by these writers here: Ellen Bass, Danusha Laméris, Dion O’Reilly, Joseph Stroud, Gary Young.

Events:
Joseph Stroud’s book launch for his latest collection Everything That Rises will be December 8th, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the beautiful Cabrillo College Horticulture Center.

Also, the Patricia Smith reading is on December 8th, 2019 7:00pm at MAH. For information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patricia-smith-at-the-mah-december-8-tickets-77655350243?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

The Hive: November 3, 2019

Lisa Allen Oritz visits Colorado poet Kierstin Bridger to discuss prostitution, avalanches, deep time and how poetry is a mouth to speak all those subjects. Bridger is the author of Demimonde and All Ember. Find out more about her at: https://kierstinbridger.com/

Listen to The Hive podcast at: https://anchor.fm/the-hive8/episodes/Lisa-Allen-Ortiz-interviews-Kierstin-Bridger-e8r1ki

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

The Hive: Halloween 2019

Just in time for trick-or-treat, The Hive Poetry Collective hosted Wilma Chandler and the Willing Suspension Armchair Theater, for a reading performance of poetry by Edgar Allen Poe.

Due to the power outage at the KSQD studio, we didn’t get a chance to hear this episode of The Hive at the usual Sunday evening 8 pm radio hour, but it can be found at The Hive’s podcast home. Here’s a link: https://anchor.fm/the-hive8/episodes/Episode-28-The-Halloween-Show-Dion-OReilly-hosts-The-Willing-Suspension-Armchair-Theater-reading-Edgar-Allen-Poe-e8ed34

The Poetry Show: a conversation with Lola Haskins


Local poet and Poetry Santa Cruz board member Dane Cervine made another visit to The Poetry Show, but this time as host rather than as guest. He and visiting poet Lola Haskins sat down for this conversation on the afternoon on October 8, 2019. In the evening of that same day, Lola read for a Poetry Santa Cruz audience, joined by David Allen Sullivan. A podcast of that reading was posted here yesterday.

PSC Oct. 2019: Haskins, Sullivan


Poetry Santa Cruz presented a reading by Lola Haskins and David Allen Sullivan at Felix Kulpa Gallery, on the evening of October 10, 2019.

Visiting reader Lola Haskins splits time between Gainesville, Florida and Skipton, Yorkshire, UK. No stranger to the Santa Cruz poetry community, her latest book is titled Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare. She drew inspiration – and epigrams – from the 19th-century British poet to lend thematic cohesion to a wide-ranging collection of poems composed over many years. A favorite Clare line: “Having only myself in my army, I led the way”.

David Allen Sullivan, on his website, describes his varied interests and talents:

David in China

“My first book of poetry–Strong-Armed Angels—was published by Hummingbird Press, and three of its poems were read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. My second book was a series of poems concerning the Iraq war, Every Seed of the Pomegranate. I then co-translated with Abbas Kadhim the selected poems of Adnan al-Sayegh, the Iraqi poet, which was published as Bombs have Not Breakfasted Yet. I wrote Black Ice, a book length series of poems about my father’s dementia and death, and a chapbook which won the Mary Ballard award: Take Wing, about my mother-in-law’s cancer. I’m currently finishing a book of poems about my year as a Fulbright lecturer in Xi’an, China, and writing a long narrative poem about the friendship between a US soldier and an Iraqi interpreter. I’m also creating an anthology of poems about the artwork of Bruegel and Bosch with my art historian mother, co-translating young Chinese poets with my former graduate students, and co-translating young Iraqi poets with Abbas Kadhim. I teach literature and film at Cabrillo Community College, in Santa Cruz, California, where I live with my family. “

The Hive: October 6, 2019

The autumn episode. Jump into the crispy leaf pile tonight with host Farnaz Fatemi. Highlights include Farnaz reading seasonally-appropriate poems to help soften the blow of the leap into fall; an interview with Andrew Sivak of newcomer Bad Animal Books in Santa Cruz about their visions for poetry and poetry-related events at the store; Dion O’Reilly on the poet Edgar Kunz, and a full cornucopia of the local poetry calendar to make note of.

This episode of The Hive was broadcast on KSQD Santa Cruz, FM 90.7.