Interviewer vs. Interviewer

Interviewer vs. Interviewer
( Click on picture to view) Elizabeth Lund--Host of Poetic Lines interviews Host of Poet to Poet-- Doug Holder

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Doug Holder Interviews Philosopher Richard Oxenberg about--On the Meanin...

Jan 22, 2019 5PM Stephanie Schorow author of "Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down story of Boston's most Notorious Neighborhood"

Stephanie Schorow

SEE the show live at 5PM at
On Jan 22 at 5PM I will be interviewing journalist Stephanie Schorow on my show Poet to Poet Writer to Writer( Somerville Media Center) about her new book "Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down story of Boston's most Notorious Neighborhood"--I remember visiting the Combat Zone in the 1970s when I was a student at Boston University -- I wanted to experience "life." I went to a seedy bar--one that Wilbur Mills might have frequented--sat down and was about to order when the woman next to me said, " Give this kid a glass of milk." That's Life!
A Boston-based freelance writer and journalism instructor, Stephanie Schorow is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books on Boston history: Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down story of Boston's most Notorious Neighborhood; Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits; The Cocoanut Grove Fire; Boston on Fire; East of Boston: Notes from the Harbor Island; and The Crime of the Century: How the Brink’s Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston. With co-author Beverly Ford, she wrote The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums and Hangouts and served as the editor of Boston's Fire Trail with the Boston Fire Historical Society. She has worked as an editor and reporter for the Boston Herald, The Associated Press and numerous other publications. She currently writes restaurant reviews for the Boston Globe North section.
She currently teaches professional writing at Lasell College in Newton, Mass. She has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Regis College, Lesley University and Emerson College.
She is now coordinating a Citizen Journalism Program for Malden Access Television. See: MATV's Neighborhood View at

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Jan 15, 2019 5PM: Richard Oxenberg author of "On the Meaning of Human Being: Heidegger and the Bible in Dialogue"

 see it live at 5PM at

Richard Oxenberg received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Emory University, with a concentration in Religion and Ethics. He has written numerous articles on religious philosophy and on the application of ethical principles to our political situation. He is currently teaching at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. His book, "On the Meaning of Human Being: Heidegger and the Bible in Dialogue" has recently been published by Political Animal Press.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Jan 8, 2018 5PM Steven Ostrowski and Benjamin Ostrowski: Father and Son Write to Each Other

Ben  and  Steve Ostrowski 

Penultimate Human Constellation by Steven Ostrowski and Benjamin Ostrowski

“You will never encounter another volume of poetry like this. Father and son, Steven and Benjamin Ostrowski give the reader the most intimate and engaging look into a closeness between two family members I’ve yet encountered; a dialogue couched in experimental form and imagery that is always fresh and inventive. A book of correspondences that often spans oceans and continents as the two are separated. Not a single lazy line and nothing telegraphed. Surprises abound around every corner, hallmarked by wit, love and a genuine, deep affection for one another. Each poem is masterfully sectioned by the authors, a joy to read. Would that all fathers and sons could share such a genuine interest in each other’s lives. Imaginative writing at its very finest, employing free-association writing techniques that keep the reader transfixed and entertained page after page. Unique is a term often overused. Penultimate Human Constellation is inarguably unique, and lives up to the volume’s title in the most unanticipated and delightful ways.” -Robert Nazarene, founding editor & publisher,
The American Journal of Poetry

Monday, November 26, 2018

David P. Miller: Actor, Poet, Librarian

David P. Miller’s chapbook, The Afterimages, was published in 2014. His poems have recently appeared in Meat for TeaIbbetson Street, Constellations, riverbabble, What Rough BeastFoliate Oak Literary Magazine, and Autumn Sky Poetry Daily. A Boston resident, he was a member of the multidisciplinary Mobius Artists Group for 25 years.  He has a new book forthcoming from Nixes Mate Press.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Poet George Ellenbogen Nov. 6, 2018, 5PM

George Ellenbogen

See it live at 5PM

George Ellenbogen, a native of Montreal, Canada, studied literature at McGill University and Tufts University in Massachusetts. Between degrees, he worked in the Arctic and lived for extended periods in Mexico and in England. Until his retirement in 2004, he taught poetry at Bentley College in Massachusetts. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and in magazines such as The Literary Review, Partisan Review, Boulevard, Revue Europe and Queen’s Quarterly as well as in the following collections of his work:
  • Winds of Unreason (1957)
  • The Night Unstones (1971)
  • Along the Road from Eden (1989)
  • The Rhino Gate Poems (1995)
  • Portes aux rhinos et autres poemes (1997)
  • Winterfischer (2002)
  • Morning Gothic (2007)
  • Matin d’horreur (2008)
Most recently he has published a memoir of his childhood and adolescence in Montreal’s Jewish district, A Stone in My Shoe: In Search of Neighborhood (Vehicule, 2013).
Ellenbogen’s work has been supported by the Whiting Foundation, the Montalvo Foundation, the Karolyi Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Canadian Department of External Affairs, Gesellschaft fur Kanada Studien, the Canada Council, United States Information Service, and Canadian International Cultural Relations. He has read his poems on both sides of the Atlantic, was featured in a 1990 documentary, “George Ellenbogen: Canadian Poet in America,” and in a graduate dissertation,“Postmodernism and the Travel Motif in the Poetry of Adrienne Rich and George Ellenbogen” (Brigitta Wallenberg, University of Salzburg). He is also one of several poets featured in Jean Tobin’s Creativity and the Poetic Mind (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2004).