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Airing on KSQD 90.7 FM most Sundays at 8:00, the Hive Poetry Collective is a buzz of poets in Santa Cruz, California— a swarm of radio conversations, public readings, and writing workshops.

Find us at hivepoetry.org
And https://www.facebook.com/hivepoetry

The Hive Poetry Collective The Hive

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Airing on KSQD 90.7 FM most Sundays at 8:00, the Hive Poetry Collective is a buzz of poets in Santa Cruz, California— a swarm of radio conversations, public readings, and writing workshops.

Find us at hivepoetry.org
And https://www.facebook.com/hivepoetry

    S6 E12: Paul E. Nelson with Roxi Power

    S6 E12: Paul E. Nelson with Roxi Power

    "Over the past decade or so, nobody has done more for the Pacific Northwest than Paul Nelson." --Sam Hamill. Paul E. Nelson talks with Roxi Power about his forthcoming book, DaySong Miracle (Past 62) from Carbonation Press. The two poet friends laugh, talk, and even sing some of Nelson's lyrical lines in his long investigative and spiritual poems.

    Ever the teacher and professional interviewer, Paul elegantly unpacks how his poetic ancestors--"antepesados"--from Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, and Brenda Hillman--among the many poets he has interviewed, have influenced his Projective, Organic, and Poetic Cosmology involving Spiritual Ecology, bioregionalism, and connection to place.

    Poet/interviewer Paul E. Nelson is the son of a labor activist father and Cuban immigrant mother. He founded the Cascadia Poetics LAB & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Books include Cascadian Prophets (Interviews 1999-2023) (2024),  Haibun de la Serna (2022), A Time Before Slaughter/Pig War: & Other Songs of Cascadia (2020) American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) & American Sentences (2015, 2021). Co-Editor of Cascadian Zen Volume I: Bioregional Writings on Cascadia Here and Now (2023, Watershed
    Press), Make it True meets Medusario (2019) (Spanish & English) and other anthologies. He’s Literary Executor for the late poet Sam Hamill and lives in Rainier Beach, alongside dəxʷwuqʷed Creek.

    https://paulenelson.com/

    https://cascadiapoeticslab.org/

    Image by Roberta Hoffman

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    S6: E11 Ed Hirsch chats with Dion O'Reilly

    S6: E11 Ed Hirsch chats with Dion O'Reilly

    Join Dion O'Reilly as she talks with Ed Hirsch about 100 Poems to Break Your Heart.

    Edward Hirsch, a MacArthur Fellow, has published ten books of poems, including The Living Fire, Gabriel: A Poem. and Stranger by Night. He has also published six prose books about poetry, among them, How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry, a national bestseller, 100 Poems to Break Your Heart, and The Heart of American Poetry. He is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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    S6:E10 Tara Bracco and Suzen Baraka of Poetic People Power chat with Julie Murphy

    S6:E10 Tara Bracco and Suzen Baraka of Poetic People Power chat with Julie Murphy

    Don't miss this enlivening and inspiring episode of the Hive Poetry Collective on KSQD. Join host Julie Murphy as she chats with spoken word poets Tara Bracco and Suzen Baraka. They read work newly published in the debut anthology, Poetic People Power and talk about their motto-- Art + Action= Change. This anthology draws from twenty years of live performances of Poetic People Power, poetry for social good. Their work explores social and political topics as well as their personal journeys.

    Tara Bracco is founder and producing artistic director of Poetic People Power. She’s created, produced, and performed in 20 spoken word shows about the social and political issues of our time. She is a recognized leader in the field of art and social change and has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Time Out New York, Brooklyn Rail, and HuffPost for her visionary leadership of Poetic People Power. She has spoken about art and activism at colleges, festivals, and theaters, and she is the recipient of 20 competitive grant awards. She is also the recipient of the 2015 Images and Voices of Hope Award. Her work as a journalist has been published by Cosmopolitan, American Theatre, Condé Nast Traveler, BUST, and Clamor. In 2009, she cofounded the international nonprofit The Project Solution, which serves 30,000 people in 14 countries. You can find Tara on Instagram and Facebook.      

    Suzen Baraka is a two-time Emmy Award-winning poet and SAG-AFTRA actor. With a passion for performance ignited over 17 years ago, Suzen has graced stages nationwide, captivating audiences with her magnetic presence and powerful spoken word.  A true advocate for the transformative power of the arts, Suzen served as an artist in residence at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, using poetry and performance to inspire and uplift underprivileged youth in Irvington and Newark. Her commitment to social justice extends beyond the stage, as evidenced by her role as the writer and face of Theraflu’s Right to Recover Campaign, championing women's access to paid sick leave. Her work has been recognized with two regional Emmy Awards for her PSAs, titled: VOTE 2020 and My Asian. As an American actress, poet, and proud woman of Black and Korean descent, Suzen Baraka seeks to build bridges, spark conversations, challenge norms, and pave the way for a future where art and activism converge in powerful harmony.  You can contact Suzen on her website, Instagram, and Two Stop by David Johann Kim by the Ensemble Studio Theater at Atwater Village.

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    S6: E9 Lee Herrick, California Poet Laureate, chats with Farnaz Fatemi

    S6: E9 Lee Herrick, California Poet Laureate, chats with Farnaz Fatemi

    Lee Herrick⁠ in conversation with Farnaz Fatemi. Lee Herrick⁠  is the California Poet Laureate. He is the author of three books of poems: Scar and Flower, finalist for the 2020 Northern California Book Award; Gardening Secrets of the Dead; and This Many Miles from Desire. His poems appear widely, in The Poetry Foundation, Academy of American Poets, The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed, Indivisible: Poems of Social Justice with a foreword by Common, HERE: Poems for the Planet, with a foreword by the Dalai Lama, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, among others. Herrick serves on the advisory board of Terrain.org and Sixteen Rivers Press. He co-founded LitHop in Fresno. Born in Daejeon, Korea and adopted as an infant, Herrick lives with his family in Fresno, California. He served as Fresno Poet Laureate from 2015-2017 and teaches at Fresno City College and in the low-residency MFA program at University of Nevada Reno at Lake Tahoe. He is the 10th California Poet Laureate, and the first Asian American to serve in the role.   

    As mentioned in this episode, Lee Herrick's signature project as California Poet Laureate is "Our California," with more information here.

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    S6:E8 Dorianne Laux Chats with Dion O'Reilly

    S6:E8 Dorianne Laux Chats with Dion O'Reilly

    Dorianne Laux’s sixth collection,Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems  was named a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Her fifth collection, The Book of Men, was awarded The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems,  Facts About the Moon,  won The Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.  Laux is also the author of Awake;  What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award;  Smoke; as well as a fine small press edition,  The Book of Women.  She is  the co-author of the celebrated text  The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. Her latest collection is Life On Earth was released in January of 2024.

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    S6 E7: Elizabeth Vignali Chats with Dion O'Reilly

    S6 E7: Elizabeth Vignali Chats with Dion O'Reilly

    Bellingham poet Elizabeth Vignali buzzes in to read from her newest book and also to read and discuss Dorianne Laux⁠'s poem "Facts about the Moon.



    Elizabeth Vignali is the author of the poetry collection House of the Silverfish (Unsolicited Press 2021) and three chapbooks, the most recent of which is Endangered [Animal] (Floating Bridge Press 2019). Her work has appeared in Willow Springs, Cincinnati Review, Poetry Northwest, Mid-American Review, Tinderbox, The Literary Review, and others. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she works as an optician, produces the Bellingham Kitchen Session reading series, and serves as poetry editor of Sweet Tree Review.

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