The Buzz

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:

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.

What We’re Reading Now

Three hive members buzz about poems and poets they’ve been reading, and what to make of it all. Tune in to hear a poem by our new U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, from the most recent Pulitzer winner, Forrest Gander, and more. 

Ah, an Autumnal Hive

October 6, 2019— Jump into the crispy leaf pile with host Farnaz Fatemi. Highlights include Farnaz reading seasonally-appropriate poems to help soften the blow of the leap into fall; an interview with Andrew Sivak of newcomer Bad Animal Books in Santa Cruz about their visions for poetry and poetry-related events at the store; Dion O’Reilly on the poet Edgar Kunz, and a full cornucopia of the local poetry calendar to make note of.

Some Autumn Poems:

Didi Jackson

Emily Jungmin Moon

Emily Dickinson

 Bad Animal Books

Edgar Kunz, Tap Out

Raja Feather Kelly— Poetry in the World & Prosetry

In case you missed this amazing August 25th episode, catch it here— features a buzzy and so-inspiring conversation between Farnaz Fatemi and the choreographer and dancer Raja Feather Kelly in which they discuss the intersection of poetry, art, dance and Raja’s life— and how so much of it all depends on Anne Sexton’s poem “Flee on the Donkey.” This episode also includes a Prosetry segment in which Lisa Allen Ortiz reads Charles Simic. It’s one of our favorite episodes! Check it out!