Danusha Laméris and Dion O’Reilly read and discuss poems about Santa Cruz


Hear this fun episode RIGHT HERE!!!
The first in a series, Santa Cruz Poet Laureate Danusha Lamérisand 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:
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
For information and to RSVP on the Patricia Smith reading December 8th, 2019 7:00pm at MAH: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patricia-smith-at-the-mah-december-8-tickets-77655350243?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Episode 28) The Halloween Show: Dion O’Reilly hosts The Willing Suspension Armchair Theater reading Edgar Allen Poe

Did you miss The Hive Poetry Collective’s Halloween show because of the power outage? Yes you did!!! Listen to it here. Dion Lissner O’Reilly hosts The Willing Suspension Armchair Theater reading the fab and spooky Edgar Allen Poe. This was a super-fun show!!

Listen RIGHT HERE on a dark and stormy night. You won’t be sorry.

Dion O’Reilly interviews Julia Chiapella of The Young Writers Program

young writers logoClick RIGHT HERE to hear Dion O’Reilly interview Julia Chiapella of The Young Writers Program, a program sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education which brings poetry to 4th-12th graders in Santa Cruz City Schools. Three students and a teacher speak passionately on the benefits of poetry for school age children. Find more about this program including how to volunteer at https://youngwriterssc.org

May 5th Hive Interview: Laurence White

Farnaz Fatemi and Dion O’Reilly interview local Santa Cruz poet and songwriter, Laurence White. We hear Laurence read and sing and talk further about both. Episode also includes a segment from The Hive called “Who Are We Reading?”

Click RIGHT HERE to hear the podcast or search on Spotify, iTunes, or any of your podcast platforms:


Laurence White pic

Follow Laurence at @caravaggioboy

Listen to Laurence’s music:

More info on Word Church can be found here

Farnaz mentioned a movie which takes place at Transylvania U in Kentucky. It is American Animals.

In the “Who Are We Reading” segment:

Dion read from Ploughshares; she also mentioned New Ohio Review and New England ReviewFarnaz read from Halal If You Hear Me: Breakbeat Poets vol 3, newly released.

Santa Cruz Poetry Calendar:

Monday, May 6 @ Word Church: Billy Butler, Featured Poet

Thursday, May 9 @ Peace United: Brenda Shaughnessy and Ellen Bass


April 14th 2019 show: Farnaz Fatemi and Dion O’Reilly interview Christopher Soriano.


As part of our Community Outreach Series, we meet Watsonville-based poet, writer, and teacher Christopher Soriano who speaks to us about his life and work. Find him on Instagram and Twitter @chsoripalma and at christophersorianowrites.wordpress.com



Upcoming Show April 14th with Christopher Soriano

chrissorianoTune in this Sunday April 14th at 8:00 PM on KSQD 90.7 FM to hear Farnaz Fatemi and Dion O’Reilly interview Watsonville-based poet and fiction editor at Watermelanin Magazine, Christopher Soriano, reading his poetry and talking about his life. Find him on Instagram and Twitter @chsoripalma and at christophersorianowrites.wordpress.com