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.
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..
Find comfort in kindness. Danusha Lameris and Armando Alcarez read from the shelter of their home– poems from the anthology Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness edited by James Crews. If you missed Sunday’s show, you can stream it here.
CLICK HERE to hear Dion O’Reilly interview Ken Weisner, De Anza College Community College English teacher and editor of Red Wheelbarrow, the DeAnza literary journal. He coordinates, with Poetry Center San José to hold the Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize. For fifteen years, Ken edited Quarry West out of Porter College, UCSC. Ken has published three volumes of his own poetry with Santa Cruz’s Hummingbird Press, including Anything on Earth in 2010. and his most recent, Cricket to Star.Ken’s poems have appeared most recently in Perfume River Poetry Review, Catamaran, Caesura, Nine Mile, Porter Gulch Review, and Phren-Z. Ken also teaches poetry writing at Salinas Valley State Prison.
Filmmaker Iva Radivojevic joins Hive host Farnaz Fatemi in this episode of Poetry in the World to talk about how poems—their visions, the process of making them, the poets who write them—are integral to her art. This episode is a meal full of poems, prompts, artistic vision. Sink your teeth in!
Julie Murphy interviews Kerrin McCadden about her chapbook Keep This to Yourself, winner of the 2020 Button Poetry Prize. Don’t miss this soulful conversation about family, addiction, and loss. 8 PM on KSQD 90.7 FM — and click here on Tuesday if you miss the broadcast.