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Zayra Yves is an International Award Winning Artist, Activist and Creative Writer from the Bay Area. Zayra writes of love, passion, pain and the mystery behind all human experience. Her creative expression is evocative and it speaks to a place deep inside of you that, once called, awakens—and once awakened, changes you forever. Zayra’s creative writing is published in numerous print journals, anthologies, on-line e-zines and magazines: The Zimbabwe Situation, Panhandler Quarterly, Voices for Africa, Eyes of the Poet, Kreativ, Reflections IIT Madras (India), Edge Life Magazine, Poetry Life & Times, Astropoetica, Alehouse Press, 34th Parallel, Feeling is First, Memoir (and), Aquillrelle, The Enchanting Verses International Journal, The African Legend Series, and The Cherry Muse. She has appeared as a featured artist and/or guest speaker at: New Sun Celebration; CIIS California Institute of Integral Studies; UniVerse of Poetry; BlogTalk Radio, The Awareness Network, Today’s Revolutionary Women of Color and The Legacy Project.
"Zayra Yves is a Divinely inspired poet in communication with the Sacred and our Ancestors."- Linda Tucker, CEO & Founder of White Lion Trust Foundation
Zayra Yves zayrayves.com
White Buffalo Radio is hosted and produced by Rain on the Earth, sponsored by the White Bison Association home of the sacred White Buffalo herd. Blog: medicinetalkradio.wordpress.com
Music: Intro Arizona Spirit Outro: White Buffalo from Charles Button and Friends double album White Buffalo, Bigger than Real released by Sacred Mountain Records
TURN THE PAGE Host Kayla Greenwell interviews the literati and oddball creative-types with a focus on DIY and grassroots initiatives. This week, Kayla will interview Ryan Snellman and Christina Wheeler.
Viking Poet Ryan Snellman was raised on the dark and rainy streets of Seattle. Educated in an array of practical matters & living a life of quiet solitude one dreams of knowing the heart of a seagull. The life and love affair of a solitary raindrop speaks to the essence of poetry and those Christmas lights hanging in the window of the bar in the middle of January speak to life's unending dream. Ryan is a published poet, in the frequent flyer program for nutballs that see ballgames in all cities, and the co-organizer of the Coffee & Pie Reading Series.
Christina Wheeler runs NEARSIGHTED NARWHAL, a shop located in Tacoma, Washington. The Nearsighted Narwhal's sole focus is the myriad forms of the DIY culture. Over 1,000 self-published books, zines, and comics are housed within its four walls, with inventory growing daily. Not only catering to the bookworm crowd, there is also a well-stocked selection of music titles and art from local artists. Nearsighted Narwhal is also home to many creative events, shows, readings, and presentations for schools and organizations.
Imagin not being able to locate a magazine at the newsstand containing photos og nude women.
Well! our culture's iconic ographic magine, "PLATBOY" announced yesterday that they will no longer
publish photos of nude women in their magazine. The news feed did not elaborate but we can take that as a victory.
Prayers are being answered. Some other zines may follow suit. Never would have imagined that. Join us
for live prayer at 6:00 AM, Mon.-Fri. Dial 714.459.3963.
Episode #11: this fragile petal, earth
Comrades, Lovers, Friends and Kin;
Hard times call for healing vibrations, reinvention and resilience. Welcome to Republic of Love: art, cultural resistance and sacred mysticism. On the airwaves from Toronto - Huron-Wendat, 6 Nations, 3 Fires Territory or, "the City of Living Corpses" as Emma Goldman liked to say.
We're live on-air monthly on the new moon with reviews, panels, readings and music centred on radical culture and prophecy from here at home, and around the planet.
Tune into episode #11, for a show devoted to return in all its depths and multitudes: Earth's birthday, fall equinox, and the brutal seeking that so many migrants from the Middle East are facing. In this month of repair and redemption, The Republic of Love is holding space for the fragility of our spaceship earth, our lovable alien hearts and the little flying souls that circle and re-circle. All the pain and all the elation our human bodies can handle, one hand in the other.
We'll be celebrating the Jewish high holy days with an inspired Haftarah creation by Kohenet Shoshana Bricklan; civil servant, crocheter of vulvas and singer of prophecy. We'll be feeling into the grief, confusion and great loss of the recent murder of artist Nadia Vera in Mexico alongside 4 other artists and cultural workers with an interview with a friend and colleague of Nadia's. Finally, we'll be weaving readings from Olie Stephano's fabulous, poetic 'zine, Star Frosting with the music of electronic wizards Sam Shalabi and Stefan Cristoff. As always, expect mystical musings from your humble host-Priestess, Radiodress.
Bruce Pavitt was born 1959 in Chicago IL. At the age of nine, he sold Christmas cards door-to-door in the summer heat, earning enough money to buy his first record player, and soon after, his first record (“Revolution” by the Beatles). A lifelong passion for music brought him to the Evergreen state college in Olympia, WA, in 1979, where he spent time as a DJ at KAOS-FM. Soon after, he started his own zine named SUB POP, which reviewed hard-to-find independent rock recordings. In 1983 Bruce moved to Seattle, where he started the SUB POP indie music column for the Rocket magazine, hosted a SUB POP radio show on KCMU-FM, was a DJ at the infamous Metropolis all ages club, as well as the Vogue and Re-Bar.In 1984, he co-founded Fallout Records, the first indie rock record store in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. In 1986 he launched the SUB POP record label with the release of a compilation album: SUB POP 100, featuring NY’s Sonic Youth and Seattle’s U-Men. In 1988, along with business partner Jonathan Poneman, Bruce opened the doors to the SUB POP offices at First and Virginia in downtown Seattle. By the early 90′s SUB POP had released recordings by Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Mark Lanegan, Beat Happening, TAD, The Walkabouts, Steven Jessie Bernstein and helped initiate a global interest in Seattle area music.In 2012, Bruce released Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989a photo journal documenting his travel experiences with Sub Pop bands in Europe. . IN 2014, a compilation of his early Sub Pop zines and columns entitled,Sub Pop USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980-1988.
Bruce Pavitt currently lives on Orcas Island in Washington State. In addition to working as the Creative Director at 8Stem he also keeps engaged in music by speaking at conferences and festivals, consulting with artists and music labels, and as a DJ.
Aline Soules' work has appeared in journals, e-zines, and anthologies such as Kenyon Review, 100 Words, and The Widow’s Handbook. Her book, The Size of the World, was co-published with The Shape of the Heart by Plain View Press. Her prose poetry/flash fiction collection, Meditation on Woman, was published by Anaphora Literary Press. Poems from this chapbook have appeared in such publications as and The Houston Literary Review. She has earned an M. A. in English, an M.S.L.S. in Library Science, and an MFA in Creative Writing. She blogs at http://alinesoules.com
Dilman Dila is a writer, filmmaker and a social activist who believes that stories are an important tool in creating a better world. Dilman was shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2013, long listed for the Short Story Day Africa prize, 2013, and nominated for the 2008 Million Writers Awards for his short story, Homecoming. Dilman’s first works appeared in print in The Sunday Vision in 2001, and have since featured in several e-zines and book anthologies, including the African Roar 2013, Storymoja, and Gowanus Books. His first novella, a romance, Cranes Crest at Sunset, was released in 2013 during the Hay Festival in Nairobi. www.dilmandila.com
‘A Killing in the Sun’ is a collection of speculative fiction from Africa. It draws from the rich oral culture of the author’s childhood, to tell a wide variety of stories. Some of the stories are set in a futuristic Africa, where technology has transformed everyday life and a dark force rules. Others are set in the present day, with refugee aliens from outer space, ghosts haunting brides and grooms, evil scientists stalking villages, and greedy corporations creating apocalypses. There are murder mysteries, tales of reincarnation and of the walking dead, and alternative worlds whose themes any reader will identify with. This collection is deftly crafted, running along the thin boundary of speculative and literary genres.
Author of Ellie Stanton and Terminal Romantic of the Heller Park series joins host Lori Hays on Reverie Radio for a conversation and other things. These books are Lori's favorite of the year!
Aurora Zahni is a former rebel who's trying to bring a little bit of Judy Blume and Sylvia Plath to the Twilight Generation. Over the years he has given half-assed / full throttle contributions to numerous zines and blogs, written a web movie and done significantly well in countless competitive eating events.
This is sure to be an entertaining episode, be sure to tune in!
Join us as we interview authors just beginning their literary journey. It doesn't matter how their book is published, the world agrees being a published author is a big step. We want to celebrate and spotlight these writers whose words were brought into the hands of readers. Listen in as they talk about their new experiences. Join us in jubilation, for those who are . . . Freshly Booked!
This week’s Featured Author is . . . Aurora Zahni!
A former rebel who’s trying to bring a little bit of Judy Blume and Sylvia Plath to the Twilight Generation. Over the years he has given half-assed / full throttle contributions to numerous zines and blogs, written a web movie and done significantly well in countless competitive eating events. When he was in the 8th grade, he was on the local evening news. A dead body was being lifted out of the water at a marina by the Meadowlands and you could clearly see him standing in the background watching, looking a bit excited for the camera. Looking back it may have been the highlight of his entire childhood.
Check Aurora out on Facebook! Follow on Twitter! Buy his latest here!
Join authors Tricia Andersen and Heidi Sieverding as they interview newly published authors who have turned their dream of becoming published into reality.
Freshly Booked is produced by WON Radio as part of Writers Online Network (WON). More information about WON is available at www.writersonlinenetwork.org They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @won_radio and @writersonnet
The author of Ninety 9 reads from and talks about her new book, about band t-shirts, growing up in the 1990s (and what has and hasn't changed), on the joy of 'zines, on the conjunction of the mythical and the domestic, on the power of capturing ephemera, her upcoming projects, and lots more.