Hive Poetry Collective

The Hive Poetry Collective is a group of Santa Cruz poets creating a weekly radio show and live poetry events. 📝

The Hive radio show is broadcast on KSQD, 90.7 FM Community Radio in Santa Cruz on Sunday nights from 8pm-9pm. 🎙️

All episodes are available to stream through, and wherever you get your podcasts. 🐝

Recent Episodes

S4:E29 Farnaz Fatemi hosted by Julie Murphy

Listen to this episode with Farnaz Fatemi, hosted by Julie Murphy, by clicking here. Farnaz Fatemi, an Iranian American poet and member of the Hive, reads from her debut book, Sister Tongue, that won the 2021 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith). Julie Murphy and Farnaz Fatemi discuss longing, language, loss, identity and sisterhood as […]

S4:E28 Gregory Orr Hosted by Dion O’Reilly

Listen HERE Gregory Orr reads from his new book Last Love Poem I will Ever Write. Dion O’Reilly and Gregory Orr discuss the “threshold,” the boundary between the tolerable and intolerable and how poetry crafts disorder, revealing tools to survive or, even better, to discover the Beloved. We discuss the lyric poem, the villanelle, and how […]

S4:E27 Naomi Helena Quiñonez with Victoria Bañales

Listen to the episode here Celebrated Chicana poet Naomi Helena Quinoñez reads and discusses poems that thematize divine feminine power, women’s spirituality, racial oppression, social justice, and more.    Naomi Helena Quiñonez is a poet, educator and activist, and author of three collections of poetry, Exiled Moon, The Smoking Mirror, and Hummingbird Dream/Sueño de Colibri. Quiñonez […]

S4: E26 Rebecca Foust and Susan Cohen hosted by Dion O’Reilly

Listen HERE Rebecca Foust and Susan Cohen. are longtime friends and have attended the same writing group for years. In this interview with Dion O’Reilly, they both read from their new books: Susan Cohen’s Democracy of Fire and Rebecca Foust’s ONLY. 


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