The Buzz

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

S2:E9 Loneliness and Poetry

Host Julie Murphy, poet and psychotherapist, talks to bees Farnaz Fatemi, Dion O’Reilly and Lisa Allen Ortiz about loneliness and the comfort poetry can offer. You can listen here.

“Pity” by William Blake

Mentioned in this episode:

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Bookshop Santa Cruz
Online Sales
Ellen Bass Indigo
Danusha Lameris Bonfire Opera
Dion O’reilly Ghost Dogs
Jane Hirshfield Ledger
Gail Newman Blood Memory
Kerrin McCadden Keep This to Yourself
Bookshop Santa Cruz On-line Events:
The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy edited by John Brehm:
Traveling Light by 
Linda Pastan
Ash First published in the Atlantic
Jane Hirshfield
Chance Darkened Me in American Poetry Review
Michiko Dead by Jack Gilbert
Morning On The Island by CAROLYN FORCHÉ
Elizabeth Bishop
I Will Greet The Sun Again by Forugh Farrokhzad in

S2:E7 Dion O’Reilly Interviews Ken Weisner

CLICK HERE kento 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 ReviewCatamaranCaesuraNine MilePorter Gulch Review, and Phren-Z. Ken also teaches poetry writing at Salinas Valley State Prison.

Filmmaker Iva Radivojevic

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!