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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.

S2:E15 Summer Heat & Beez are buzzing.

Join host Julie Murphy and fellow Hive Poetry Collective members Farnaz Fatemi and Dion O’Reilly as they read and discuss poems inspired by the season. 

“We Were Happy During the War” appears in Deaf Republic, by Ilya Kaminsky.  “Crabs” appears in Telling the Bees, by Faith Shearin. “From Blossoms” appears in  Rose by Li-Young Lee.   “First Blues” appears in Disappearing Act by Saundra Rose Maley.  “After Reading Tu Fu, I Go Outside to the Dwarf Orchard” appears in Chickamauga  by Charles Wright.  “A Small Needful Fact” by Ross Gay. “How Batteries Work” by Lisa Allen Ortiz

S2:E12 Poems from the Inside

Julie Murphy interviews fellow teachers of the Salinas Valley State Prison Poetry Workshop—Rose Black, Lisa Charnock and Ken Weisner.  Please join our lively conversations about the poetry workshop, our experiences teaching, and be ready to hear some amazing poems written by the workshop participants!  Listen Sunday, May 24th on KSQD 90.7 Santa Cruz or come back here later to find the link to the podcast.

S2:E11 Why Do Iranians Love Poetry?

This episode, hosted by The Hive’s Farnaz Fatemi, is in two segments. The first, “Why Do Iranians Love Poetry,” was produced by Shabnam Piryaei. Part two is an interview with artist Mara Poliak about dance, movement, poetry and poems. If you missed the original broadcast, you can listen here or any of then many places our podcast beeeeee..

Mara Poliak