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Poetry for the End Times

Farnaz Fatemi talks to Hive members Billy Butler and Dion O’Reilly about Poetry in What Seem Like End Times. Listen in to conversation about the 2020 election, hair product, facing uncertainty, friendship, and more. 

Billy Butler reads from his essay, the Finer Points of Being an Anxious Person When Bad Things Happen,
Dion O’Reilly read a poem soon to appear in Anti-Heroin Chic,
Poets/Poems mentioned in the showWilliam Bronk J Harris Wilson Ode to the Police Hart American Mother

S2:E19 Barbara Rockman

Another great episode of the Hive Poetry Collective on KSQD, 90.7 FM is available ! Join host Julie Murphy and Santa Fe poet, Barbara Rockman, as they share poems and talk about about her award winning book to cleave. The conversation weaves through themes of marriage, loss, aging, and spirituality. Missed it? Listen here.

S2:E8 Meg Freitag

Honey from the Flashback Hive —Poet and Fiction Writer Meg Freitag talks with Lisa Allen Ortiz about fiction, boxes, God, mirrors and of course poetry written to dead parakeets named Edith. Listen here.

S2 E16: Armen Davoudian

The Hive was thrilled to host Frost Place Chapbook Contest Winner Armen Davoudian and hear poems from his forthcoming chapbook, Frost Place Chapbook contest winner Swan Song (Bull City Press​). Farnaz Fatemi​ talked to Armen about translation as metaphor, James Merrill, listening to poems in foreign tongues, growing up Armenian in Isfahan, and how “the sonnet is perfectly engineered to talk about immigration.”  Missed it Sunday night on KSQD 90.7 Santa Cruz? Listen here.