The Buzz

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


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