The Buzz

David LeCount: Haiku in the Redwoods

Host Lisa Allen Ortiz travels to La Honda to talk to David LeCount about his 45 year haiku habit, living with nature and how he met his teacher, James Hackett. Ortiz also presses the mute button for the second half of the field interview— ah, but the episode is saved by Farnaz Fatemi who comes by the hive to read haiku by Hackett and LeCount. All are delighted and amazed by such being that haiku inspires. Listen to 90.7 KAZU at 8pm on Sunday, January 26th or visit here on Tuesday to get the podcast.

Haiku poet David LeCount in his habitat. Dog, Shasta, attending.

Danusha Laméris interviews Dion O’Reilly about her new book, Ghost Dogs

cover picListen RIGHT HERE as Danusha Laméris talks to Dion O’Reilly about her new book, Ghost Dogs which is  available for pre-order from Bookshop Santa Cruz also available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

The rainy night conversation includes tasty tidbits about compost piles, waking up with a new face, and the parables of Jesus Christ!

Learn more about Dion O’Reilly, including upcoming appearances and  ongoing workshops at her website.

Patricia Smith!

Co-hosts Farnaz Fatemi and Dion O’Reilly discuss the virtuosic poet Patricia Smith. Let Smith’s poetry alter your mind (as poetry should!) with her intense subject matter and her comforting beats. Hear poems and discussion from her books Incendiary Art and Blood Dazzler, and explore poetry forms like the Golden Shovel, invented by Terrance Hayes after a Gwendolyn Brooks poem, and used by Smith in Incendiary Art. Listen HERE.

Lee Rossi on The Hive

Poet Lee Rossi stops by the Hive on KSQD 90.7 Santa Cruz to chat with Lisa Allen Ortiz about his new book Darwin’s Garden and about seminary,  the Eden of back yards, climate change, true love and knee caps. Lee Rossis is the author of three books of poetry and a regular contributor to Sun Magazine, reviewer for Pedestal and a contributing editor to Poetry Flash.  Subscribe to the Hive podcast or click HERE to listen.

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


The first in a series, Santa Cruz Poet Laureate Danusha Laméris and 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.
Hear this fun episode RIGHT HERE!!!
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: