This episode, hosted by The Hive’s Farnaz Fatemi, is in two segments. The first, “Why Do Iranians Love Poetry,” was produced by Shabnam Piryaei. Part two is an interview with artist Mara Poliak about dance, movement, poetry and poems.
We’re now into our second month of “social distancing”, so the Poetry Show on KSQD went into the archives and played a recording of the December, 2018 Poetry Santa Cruz reading, featuring Patrice Vecchione and Dan Gerber. The Q&A session at the end had to be cut for the radio hour, but you can hear it full-length on the blog version.
Dion O’Reilly interviews Ken Weisner, De Anza College Community College English teacher and editor of Red Wheelbarrow, the DeAnza literary journal. He coordinates, with Poetry Center San José to hold the Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize. For fifteen years, Ken edited Quarry West out of Porter College, UCSC. Ken has published three volumes of his own poetry with Santa Cruz’s Hummingbird Press, including Anything on Earth in 2010. and his most recent, Cricket to Star Ken’s poems have appeared most recently in Perfume River Poetry Review, Catamaran, Caesura, Nine Mile, Porter Gulch Review, and Phren-Z. Ken also teaches poetry writing at Salinas Valley State Prison.
Filmmaker Iva Radivojevic joins Hive host Farnaz Fatemi in this episode of Poetry in the World, to talk about how poems—their visions, the process of making them, the poets who write them—are integral to her art.
This episode is a meal full of poems, prompts, artistic vision. Sink your teeth in!
For The Hive Poetry Collective, Julie Murphy interviewed Kerrin McCadden about her chapbook Keep This to Yourself, winner of the 2020 Button Poetry Prize. Don’t miss this soulful conversation about family, addiction, and loss.
We have enetered a turbulent time in Santa Cruz. A virus called COVID-19 has caused a global pandemic and, in response, KSQD is following official health policy and asking show hosts to limit studio visits as much as possible. So, rather than a live show from the studio, The Poetry Show for March 15 was a recorded Poetry Santa Cruz reading from October of last year, featuring Lola Haskins and David Sullivan.
Although the recording had not previously been broadcast on KSQD, it was posted here as a podcast. The KSQD version was edited slightly to fit into the hour alotted, so we won’t post that recording here. Instead, here’s a link to the original October 2019 post.