The Buzz

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

July 14th Show: Dion O’Reilly interviews Julia Levine. Farnaz Fatemi’s segment of “What We Are Reading”

Julia-Levine-198x300Listen Right Here to this week’s episode of the Hive.

Dion O’Reilly interviews Julia Levine. Julia B. Levine has won numerous awards for her work, including the Northern California Book Award in Poetry for Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight.  She has three other books: Ditch Tender, Ask, and Practicing for Heaven. She received a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University. She lives and works in Davis,California.

Also, Farnaz Fatemi reads from Flèche by Mary Jean Chan and Halal If You Hear Me: The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3, edited by Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo



The Hive Gets Buzzing

In three segments, this Hive episode is dripping with fresh nectar, and chock full of an exploration of what poetry can mean. Lisa Allen Ortiz introduces a new segment called “Prosetry.” Her subject this episode is Mary Ruefle. Farnaz Fatemi is joined by the visual artist Marnie Briggs on her segment, “Poetry In The World.” Armando Alcaraz and Danusha Laméris read poems in Spanish and English by Luis Cernuda. 
Mentioned in the show:
https://marniebriggs.comMarnie Briggs on Instagram: @mar_nie

The Hummingbird Poetry Press Buzzes in the Hive

Poets from the Hummingbird Poetry Press read and converse with Santa Cruz Poet Laureate and Hive Host Danusha Laméris! Guests include: Wilma Marcus Chandler, George Lober, Maggie Paul, Chuck Atkinson, and Angie Boissevain. To see and/or order any of the books mentioned, go to the Hummingbird Press website: (Note: there’s another Hummingbird Press, which publishes an online poetry magazine, so don’t be confused.)