Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour

Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour

Also a radio show on California radio station KDVS, Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour airs live on KDVS 90.3 every Wednesday evening from 5-6 p.m. and right here as a podcast. On the air since 2000, DAPATH features interviews with poets, writers, actors, innovative thinkers, and important members of both the national and international artistic community, including professionals of theatre, music, and writing across new media. Sometimes the host shares poems by great poets, and silly trivia questions. Tune in!

Episodes

June 12, 2024 51 mins

On the 6/12/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

William Hartwick describes his latest publication, The Invisible Backpack: A Life of Courage, as a product of healing. It is a combination of three journals that showcase his signature rhythmic writing. He then reads two poems from his book. Tim Kahl explains the role of music in his poetic background, including using sound design to support his poems. He then reads a ...

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On the 6/5/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:


Joe Mills states his perspective on generative AI in poetry and his upcoming summer class called “Living Poetry.” Mills explains his writing methods, the importance of giving yourself time as a writer, and the relative effectiveness of morning pages. He then reads a poem about democracy. Connie Post reads a poem from her chapbook Broken Metronome. Post discusses th...

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On the 5/29/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Maria Breaux discusses her recent grant to write a book in honor of her brother, Davis Breaux. She intends to write about his time as a student and dancer, his spiritual awakening, and his time in Davis. She will be holding an event at Davis community church in the fellowship hall at 5:30 pm on June 3rd to remember David. Katy Brown explains the importance of finding c...

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On the 5/22/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:


Jared Stanley explains his decision to use a common phrase with many meanings to title his most recent book of poetry, So Tough. Stanley mentions the theme of air in his poems, which were written in 2021 during the pandemic, rampant wildfires, and the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. He then reads a few poems from his book and shares the importance of ongoi...

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On the 5/15/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Local columnist Bob Dunning discusses starting a Substack, where he has found overwhelming support from the loyal readership he garnered during his many years writing for the Davis Enterprise. Anthony Robles explains his mission to share publication opportunities with others and develop a supportive community through GTFO poetry and as an open mic host at Sil...

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On the 5/8/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Sharani Ramesh, Lee Brunkhardt, and Yuetong Lin join the podcast to discuss their upcoming Bike Scavenger Hunt.​​ This is a project for their design class that incorporates the field of paleobotany, community involvement, and creativity through the thematic storyline and hint booklets. Sinéad Rushe explains her unique reimagining of Hamlet that is being shown at the Wya...

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On the 5/1/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:


Mario Ellis Hill shares his love of advocacy work and how this guides his writing as a poet. Dr. Andy and Hill share their love of jazz and how the protean and improvisational music genre can inspire, inform, and shape poetry. Hill reads a poem about becoming a poet and comments upon the balance between memorization and improvisation that he utilizes in live perfor...

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On the 4/17/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:


Jeri Howitt begins the podcast episode by sharing her love of reading, which inspired her to found the reading series Stories on Stage Davis. This recurring event showcases the stories of emerging and established authors to make the art of storytelling more accessible through visual means. The storytelling frequently intersects with the art in the Pence Gallery, w...

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April 4, 2024 52 mins

On the 4/3/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:


Dr. Andy is joined by the Poet Laureate of Davis, Julia B. Levine, and shares the intersectionality between the natural environment and the difficulties of her grandson’s experience with leukemia that she has recently been exploring through her writing. She then reads a poem that captured her time at a lavender farm, and another poem, inspired by her husband, about...

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March 28, 2024 41 mins

On the 3/27/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:


Anthony Xavier Jackson discusses his time in the Baptist church and his love of music, which inspired his poetic journey. Jackson began writing without knowing academia was there, mostly taught by culture and upbringing instead. He found that poetry served as a medicine that assuaged the challenges he faced in life, such as homelessness and addiction. Jackson also...

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On the 3/20/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Laurie Glover begins the episode by sharing details about her semester at sea, and the inspiration provided by the nautical environment. While sailing in the Atlantic, Glover finished revising her book, studied translations, and explored her fascination with things left behind. She then reads a poem. Kim Stanley Robinson is the next guest, and he imparts the usefulness...

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March 14, 2024 55 mins

On the 3/13/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:


Michael Gallowglas kicks off the episode by discussing his favorite aspects of teaching and his methodology when it comes to showing writers how to reach their full potential. Gallowglas features 10 books that have revolutionized the way he writes, the last being his recently published The 4 Principles of Engaging Writing. Before signing off, Gallowglass shares hi...

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March 7, 2024 56 mins

On the 2/28/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Dr. Andy begins the episode by reading a recently published essay, “The Many Friends of Tito,” a piece written in memory of both Dr. Andy’s late father and late childhood friend. The first guest of the hour is Emilie Lygren, a panelist from the 2024 San Francisco Writers Conference Poetry Summit. In her poetry writing process, she utilizes scientific observat...

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On the 2/28/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Karin Uphoff is the first guest of the hour. She reflects on prompt collecting and the robust open mic line-up at the 2024 San Francisco Writers Conference. Uphoff  reads a poem about living on the North Coast. 


Lalit Kumar is the next quest, and he explains the chronicling of his travels and adventures in California that constitute his book, Yosemite of ...

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On the 2/21/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Maria Breaux shares information about an event to be held on Monday, February 26th at the Compassion Corner in Downtown Davis in honor of her late brother’s birthday. In accordance with David Breaux's own radical kindness and generosity, she will be handing out free slices of Boston Cream Pie from 10:30am-11am to celebrate joy, compassion and positivity. She plans...

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On the 2/14/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Michael French returns to the show with Scott Ebersold to discuss The Laramie Project, which is the current riveting contemporary drama organized by the Department of Theater and Dance. Ebersold describes his casting process, and how he utilizes both acting and directing techniques to explore the depths of the characters. Michael French  shares information about upcomi...

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On the 131/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Dr. Andy begins this jam-packed episode by speaking with Barbara Brandon-Croft, Tara Nakashima and Micahel French about an exhibit they coordinated called, “STILL: Racism in America, a Retrospective in Cartoons.” Brandon-Croft shares the serendipity of her occupation as a cartoonist, and how the exhibit, and talks of a book centered on it, came to be due to Nakashima’s ...

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February 1, 2024 48 mins

On the 2/1/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Dr. Andy is joined by the two featured readers of this week’s Poetry Night, Alan Williamson and Jeanne Foster. Williamson first discusses how lockdown impacted his creative perspective and his life in Italy. He shares his writing process and the restless endeavor of writing literary criticism. He then reads a poem before providing a vignette of life in his 150-year-old ...

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January 25, 2024 47 mins

On the 1/24/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:


Dr. Andy is joined by Josh Fernandez, who kicks off the episode by mentioning the countless duties in the ongoing project of anti-fascism and his encounters with American neo-nazis amidst the punk rock scene. The two also discuss their proximity to the straight edge movement. Fernandez discusses teaching in the prison system and community college, and the far more...

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January 11, 2024 52 mins

On the 1/10/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Dr. Andy begins the episode with the poem “Elegy” by Aracelis Girmay in remembrance of Natalie Corona, the late Davis police officer who died five years ago in the line of duty. Leonard Cohen’s song “Democracy,” which doubles as spoken word, follows Corona’s memorial, as well as a recorded reading by Robert Creeley of his poem, “The Long Road.” A reading of “Tours” by ...

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