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S3: E35: Victoria Bañales interviews poet Violeta Orozco

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Victoria Bañales interviews poet Violeta Orozco, who discusses and reads from her forthcoming book, The Broken Woman Diaries. Violeta’s poems are a bold exploration of love, loss, displacement, and dismemberment, and the ways in which broken bodies can be healed and stitched back together.  

Violeta Orozco is a bilingual author and spoken word artist from Mexico City. The Broken Woman Diaries is her third book and debut full-length poetry collection in English.

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Instagram: @vletra


S3: E 33 Jessica Cohn and Nancy Miller Gomez join host Farnaz Fatemi

In this week’s episode, Jessica Cohn and Nancy Miller Gomez join host Farnaz Fatemi in the Hive to read new work and talk about their poetry lives. We hear about the extraordinary Santa Cruz poetry community, and about finding joy during the pandemic, facing self-doubt. Above all, we hear some fantastic poems. 

(In individual segments: Jessica Cohn, part 1 and Nancy Miller Gomez part 2.)–with-host-Farnaz-Fatemi-e19mgqt

S3:E32 Julie Murphy and Farnaz Fatemi Chat with David Allen Sullivan

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Julie Murphy hosts this episode of The Hive Poetry Collective along with Farnaz Fatemi, chatting with Santa Cruz poet laureate David Allen Sullivan. David reads from his new book Butterflies Over Bagdad as well as new work. He also reads and talks about Inventing the Orange Peel , a poem by Meng Hui. They discuss community, compassion, and the power of sharing poetry across cultures as well as the Agents of Change Project for artists and poets.
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S3: E30 Poet Blanca Varela, translators Sara Daniele Rivera and Lisa Allen Ortiz

Join Farnaz Fatemi for this week’s very special show with the two poet-translators of just-published The Blinding Star (Tolsun Books), poems by the Peruvian poet Blanca Varela. Talk with and hear Sara Daniele Rivera and Lisa Allen Ortiz read Varela’s poems in both the original Spanish and their English translations. It’s a ride through the inner life of this wildly contemporary poet.

S3: E26 Poetry of Iran and Its Diaspora, Hosted by Nikia Chaney

Listen to Nikia Chaney interview the editor and poets of ESSENTIAL VOICES: POETRY OF IRAN & ITS DIASPORA. Christopher Nelson, editor, is joined by Persis Karim, Armen Davoudian, the Hive’s Farnaz Fatemi, and Arash Saedinia to read their poems and translations from the anthology (Sept 2021, Green Linden Press). Show links:www.greenlindenpress.comChristopher Nelson Armen DavoudianFarnaz FatemiPersis Karim

S3: E20 Jen Siraganian, new Los Gatos Poet Laureate

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Farnaz Fatemi and Erin Redfern hear and talk to Jen Siraganian about her poems and her work with various poetry organizations. Jen is the newly appointed Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, California. She is a writer, educator, and literary organizer. She has served as Managing Director for Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival, been nominated for a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, earned scholarships from Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and authored a poetry chapbook titled “Fracture.” Her writing has appeared in Best New Poets 2016, Cream City Review, Mid-American Review, Smartish Pace, Barrow Street, Southwest Review, Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place, and other literary journals and anthologies.