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

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Poet to Poet: Marc Goldfinger March 17, 2020 5PM



Marc Goldfinger has been published by the Ibbetson Street, the Aurorean, Liberation Poetry Collective, Pegasus, the Boston Poet, the Crooked River Press, EarthFirst! magazine, Clamor, The New Renaissance, User’s News, Poiesis and many others. He is currently the poetry editor and a regular columnist for the Spare Change News, a paper put out for the benefit of homeless people. He is a counselor for people with Substance Use Disorders. He is a member of The Road Scribes Of America.We will discuss his new collection of poetry  Heroin's Harbour (Ibbetson Street Press)

Thursday, February 27, 2020

March 3, 2020 5PM Poet to Poet Writer to Writer: Christopher Reilly's discussed his new poetry collection "One Night Stanza"

“Christopher Reilly's new collection of poems, One Night Stanzas, delves beyond the wordplay of its title and serves the reader engaging poems. Smart and seductive,  Reilley's work explores the reality and depth of attraction, desire, passion, looking, loving, and loss, and their experience at differing human life stages. Both intense and feather-light, with a knowing, palpable sense of humor threading throughout the collection, One Night Stanzas offers powerful imagery that lingers; consider this: ‘Our love is friendship caught fire.’"
~ Liz Ciampa, What Is Left and Good For Everyday Use

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Guest: Poet Steve Ablon Feb 18 5PM

Steven Ablon
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Steven Ablon is a psychiatrist whose main purpose as a poet is( in his words) “to break your heart.” Ablon, a Harvard Medical School faculty member who is well-seasoned in the practice of psychoanalysis, is acquainted with heart break. In his poetry he wants his words to be strongly evocative. He wants to reach the reader on a visceral level.  We will discuss his latest collection of poetry,  Dinner in the Garden.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Poet Jake Tringali: Jan 21 2020 5PM

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Bio: After living in Los Angeles for many years, Jake is now back in his home city of Boston.  Runs rad restaurants.  Thrives in a habitat of bars, punk rock shows, and late-night adventures.
Jake writes about the edges of society, and frequently about the things we no longer see, such as the hidden letters of the alphabet (“recanted”).  With a strong background in cyberpunk and the hard sciences, he has a focus on the intersection of technology and human interaction.  The reader will find him equally comfortable inside a mosh pit, or enjoying a 12-course dinner service.
First published in 2014.  Journals include Catch & Release, Boston Poetry Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, and forty other fine periodicals.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Jan 7, 2020: Enigma Wrapped in a Mystery: Poet, Union Organizer, Floor Sweeper, Prison Administrator, Reviewer, Translator, Journalist Dennis Daly.

Poet Dennis Daly

Dennis Daly lives in Salem Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College with a B.S. degree and earned a Master of Arts degree in English Literature at Northeastern University.
For ten years Daly worked for the General Electric Company. He became a union activist and was elected into the leadership of the 9000 member Local 201 of the International Union of Electrical Workers. During these years he published and edited The Union Activist and the North Shore Union Leader. He also was the managing editor of the Electrical Union News.

Subsequently, Daly worked as a department head for the City of Salem and a Director of Community Corrections for the State of Massachusetts.
Daly has been published  in magazines and small poetry journals such as The Sou’wester, The Lyric, Boston Today Magazine, Soundings East, Tendril, Poetry &, Dark Horse, Green House, Lyrical Somerville, Muddy River Poetry Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Bagels with the Bards Anthologies, Realms of the Mothers Anthology, Lummox, Zig Zag Folios, Fresh Broth, The Boston Poetry Magazine,  Ibbetson Street, Fox Chase Review, the Aurorean,The Endicott Review, SpoKes, Sunday Poet, Constellations Magazine, Peacock Journal, Solstice, The Ekphrastic Review, Nixes Mate, The Asses of Parnassus, First Literary Review--East, and he is included with two other poets in a chapbook entitled 10 X 3, published by Northeastern University Press. He has been nominated for seven Pushcart prizes-- the first for work published in 2012 (Ibbetson Street), then for 2013 (Wilderness House Literary Review),  2014 (both Muddy River Poetry Review and The Aurorean),  2015 (Muddy River), 2016 (Muddy River) and 2018 (Ibbetson Street).  He was also nominated by Fox Chase Review for Best On The Web 2014 Poetry Anthology. Daly reads his poems occasionally and has featured at a number of venues. He is a member of the Bagel Bards, a group of poets and artists, who meet weekly in Somerville. He regularly writes literary reviews for the Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene. He also occasionally writes reviews for The Somerville Times, Wilderness House Literary Review, The Fox Chase Review in Philadelphia, Ibbetson Street, and Notre Dame Review.

Daly has published seven books of poetry and poetic translations: The Custom House (Ibbetson Street Press, June 2012); Sophocles' Ajax (Wilderness House Press, July 2012); Night Walking with Nathaniel (Dos Madres Press, May 2014), Sentinel (Red Dashboard Publishing, September 2016), Twenty-One Ghazals by Alisher Navoi (Cervana Barva Press, December 2016), Pantoums (Dos Madres Press, 2018), and The Devil's Artisan, Sonnets from the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (Dos Madres Press, 2019).

In addition Daly has published travel articles and many op-ed pieces in the Salem Evening News. He has travelled widely in Central Asia.

On November 12, 2015 the classics department of Skidmore College sponsored and U.S. veterans performed a professionally directed dramatic reading of Daly's translation of Sophocles' Ajax at Skidmore College.

Daly and his wife, Joanne, have four adult children.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Dec 3 5PM Poet, Translator, Publisher Jim Kates

Jim Kates 
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Jim Kates will talk about a new book from his Zephyr Press  Paper-thin Skin by Aigerim Tazhi, that he skillfully translated. We will also touch on his recent poetry, and other projects.
One of the first Kazakhstani women poets to gain international attention, Aigerim Tazhi offers incisive and intimate observations in these seemingly spare poems that “pour out a little from an overflowing heart.”

Paper-thin Skin is her debut collection in translation. Readers will find images of fish, insects, birds, the sea, the sky, humans seeking connection, and death in these succinct poems, along with windows, mirrors, and eyes: these are poems of observation and deep reflection. Tazhi gently insists that we look at words and the world “in the eye,” as she seeks to create what translator J. Kates calls a “mystic community of communication.”

Aigerim Tazhi  (Айгерим Тажи) was born in the western Kazakhstani city of Aktobe (formerly called Aktyubinsk) in 1981. She is a graduate of the Aktyubinsk (Zhubanov) State University. Her only book of poetry so far, БОГ-О-СЛОВ (“THEO-LOG-IAN” but there is a play on words that could come out "GOD O' WORDS") was published in 2003. She has received numerous literary prizes in Kazakhstan and Russia for poems in the collection, and in 2011 she was a finalist for the Russian Debut Prize in poetry. Her work has been translated into English, French, and Armenian, and published in prominent literary magazines. Tazhi was one of the creators of a project of literary installations, “The Visible Poetry,” in 2009. She lives in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

J. Kates is the author of several collections of his own poetry, and the translator of more than a dozen books by Russian and French poets, including Tatiana Shcherbina, Mikhail Aizenberg, Mikhail Yeryomin, Aleksey Porvin, Jean-Pierre Rosnay, and Sergey Stratanovsky. He co-translated four books of Latin American poetry, was the translation editor of Contemporary Russian Poetry, and was the editor of In the Grip of Strange Thoughts: Russian Poetry in a New Era. He has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation, and a Käpylä Translation Prize.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Poet Brad Rose on Poet to Poet Nov. 19 5PM

Poet Brad Rose

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 Brad Rose was born and raised in Los Angeles and lives in Boston. Brad is a sociologist, and is the author of a collection of poetry and flash fiction, Pink X-Ray (Big Table Publishing, 2015, and Brad has three forthcoming books of poems: Momentary Turbulence and WordinEdgeWise, from Cervena Barva Press, and de/tonations from Nixes Mate Press. He is also the author of five chapbooks of poetry and flash fiction. Four times nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and twice nominated for Best of the Net Anthology, his poetry and micro fiction have appeared in, The Los Angeles Times, The American Journal of Poetry, Clockhouse, Hunger Mountain, Folio, decomP, Lunch Ticket, The Baltimore Review, Cultural Weekly, Into the Void, and other publications. His story, “Desert Motel,” appears in the anthology Best Microfiction, 2019.  Brad’s website is: Selected readings can be heard at A list of publications is available at: