Hive Poetry Collective

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

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:E36 Lucian Mattison with Farnaz Fatemi

Listen to the episode here Join Farnaz Fatemi as she talks with Lucian about the planet’s creature, clouds, climate change and curing ham—and the poems Lucian writes invoking all of these things.  Lucian Mattison is a US-Argentinian poet and translator. He is the author of three books of poetry, Reaper’s, Peregrine Nation and, most recently, […]

S4:E35 John Sibley Williams with Dion O’Reilly

Listen HERE John Sibley Williams is the author of Scale Model of a Country at Dawn (Cider Press Review Book Award, 2021), The Drowning House (Elixir Press Poetry Award, 2021),  As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Summon (JuxtaProse Chapbook Prize, 2019),  Disinheritance, and Controlled […]

S4:E34 Javier Zamora with Julia Chiapella

Listen to the episode here Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador in 1990. When he was a year old, his father fled El Salvador due to the US-funded Salvadoran Civil War (1980-1992). His mother followed her husband’s footsteps in 1995 when Javier was about to turn five. Zamora was left at the care […]

S4:E33 David Baker with Julie Murphy

Listen to the episode here Join Julie Murphy as she talks with renowned poet David Baker about his new book Whale Fall.  We read Stanley Plumly’s In Passing and talk about the how poems are one of the most connective things we have as humans, how a lyric moment opens from the pastoral to the sublime in the midst of a story, […]


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