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

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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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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On the 1/3/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Dr. Andy was joined by three guests, the first being Brad Buchanan. He discusses his multi-genre literary catalogue, poetry readings, chess and his most recent poetry collection, Chimera. He then reads a Shakespeare related prose poem. Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas joins the podcast next to share her writing and style development process and her 2024 projects. She reads ...

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December 28, 2023 56 mins

On the 12/27/23 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Dr. Andy is joined by one of the most featured guests of the podcast, his brother Oliver Jones. The two talk movies, the best theaters for cinematic experiences, and underappreciated films. Oliver Jones mentions some of his top films of 2023 before they segue into the topics of teaching, academics, and basketball. This episode also features the late D.R. Wagner from a...

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December 22, 2023 40 mins

On the 12/20/23 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

The producer of Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour, Helaina Flores, hosts the podcast with KDVS Sports Director and poetry enthusiast, Dyson Smith. The two take a deep dive into the creative process of Larry Greer, his inspirations, his career journey, and the publication of his novel Our Friend Charley. Greer then reads an excerpt from his novel. John Yarbrou...

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On the 12/20/23 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Dr. Andy is joined by Father Andrew Lazo, where the two discuss ministry and poetry, specifically in the works of C.S. Lewis. Lazo shares the presence of humor in his journey as a high school teacher-turned-priest, as well as in his studies of Lewis. He then shares the Lewis poem, “The Nativity” and discusses the premise of his own podcast. Jane Beal joins the episode...

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On the 12/6/23 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Dr. Andy is visited by this week’s featured readers for the Poetry Night Reading Series, Elana K. Arnold and Mischa Kuczynski, and an additional guest, Eli Payne Mandel

Elana joins the podcast first, discussing her gratitude for the success of her most recent novel, The Blood Years. She shares her perspective on achieving readership and her philosophy as a translator ...

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This episode features a recording of California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick's reading and Q&A segment at Poetry Night in Davis on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023.

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. He is co-editor of The World I Leave ...

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November 28, 2023 37 mins

This episode features a segment from the Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education (DOLCE) meeting on Friday, November 3rd, 2023 presented by Narine Yegiyan.

Narine Yegiyan, PhD. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Davis. She began her career as a journalist, and her research expertise is Media Psychology. She uses self-report, behavioral and physiologi...

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On the 11/22/23 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

To kick off this spectacular Thanksgiving Eve episode, Joseph Mills discusses his co-authored wine book and the interesting backstories of the many winery owners he has chronicled. Dr. Andy and Mills discuss cancellable poetry, writing outside of one’s literary persona, and the triumphs and failures of ChatGBT poetry. Mills then shares a poem about standing before the...

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