The Prickly Pear Podcast is a literary arts podcast featuring interviews with creative people at the crossroads of artistic media. It’s hosted by Blue Cactus Press publisher and author Christina Butcher. The podcast is sponsored by Oakes & Alder day spa and apothecary in Tacoma, WA, where we record each of our podcast episodes. The music used in the podcast was created exclusively for Blue Cactus Press by Tacoma-based DJ JCDelaC. Learn about upcoming episodes and listen-in to our prevously recorded episodes below!
This March, the Prickly Pear Podcast is BEYOND EXCITED to welcome poetry giants José Olivarez and Britteney Black Rose Kapri to Tacoma as Part of the Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB)-Tacoma teen poetry slam. The podcast will be live-recorded at King’s Books on March 20th at 7pm.
The live-recording is also part of Write253’s Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB)-Tacoma teen poetry slam festival this March. The festival culminates in a youth poetry slam on March 23 at Alma Mater (6pm). The event is open to the public and is free for youth, with a modest, suggested donation for adults. Get your tickets here, or pay at the door!
featuring Seattle-based writer/poet/artist Nicole McCarthy. Nicole is from the pacific northwest. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell. Her work has been performed and encountered through installation pieces throughout Seattle & Tacoma.
featuring Tacoma-based author and educator Samuel Snoek-Brown. Sam is the author of the new short story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the Civil War novel Hagridden and short-fiction chapbooks Where There Is Ruin and Box Cutters. He also serves as production editor for Jersey Devil Press.
featuring Creative Colloquy founder, professional booze-slinger and freelance writer Jackie Casella.
About Our Sponsor
The Prickly Pear Podcast is sponsored by Oakes & Alder day spa and apothecary. Each of our episodes is recorded in Oakes & Alder’s lovely space in North End, Tacoma, where you can partake in spa services and find natural skincare products and bulk herbs. Check the spa out on Facebook at Oakes & Alder or IG at @oakesandalder! To see it in person, head to Oakes & Alder, 2714 N 21st St, Tacoma, WA 98406.