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, September 20, 2017

Sept 26 5PM Timothy Gager--Poet, and Writer

Timothy Gager





I will talk with Gager about his long and prolific career and his new book of verse -- Chief Jay Strongbow is Real  (Big Table Books)  See it live at 5PM at  http://scatvsomerville.org




Timothy Gager's latest book, Chief Jay Strongbow is Real, is evidence of a new stage for the veteran poet and novelist. Before this book, Gager safely relied on his poetic insight into the struggle we all face, and his powerful phraseology; in this one, he stretches out into the worlds of politics and personality. His eye for the telling detail remains, but his work has become more expansive, more timely, and less hard-bitten. This is a mature poet showing us exactly what he's got: and it's good.
~ Rusty Barnes Author of On Broad Sound and I Am Not Ariel.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Interview with poet and writer Ed Meek--Sept 19 5PM







ED MEEK is a freelance writer and the author of three books of poetry. His work has appeared in magazines, journals and newspapers, including The Paris Review, The Sun, the North American Review, and The Boston Globe.  He is the author of " Luck," a collection of short stories.He is living the dream with his wife in Somerville and Wellfleet.   See the show live at 5 on Somerville Media Center TV  http://scatvsomerville.org 

Friday, August 04, 2017

Doug Holder interviews Lowell, MA. Poet, Publisher, Writer-- Paul Marion...

Poet Kate Hanson Foster: Aug 8 5PM Poet to Poet SMC TV

Kate Hanson Foster

 

 

Author's Bio

Kate Hanson Foster's first book of poems, Mid Drift, was published by Loom Press and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Center for the Book Award in 2011. Her poetry has appeared in Comstock Review, Harpur Palate, Poet Lore, Tupelo Quarterly and elsewhere. She was recently awarded the NEA Parent Fellowship through the Vermont Studio Center. She can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/khansonfoster and Twitter https://twitter.com/khansonfoster

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

AUG 1--5PM-- Paul Marion- Poet, Writer, Community Organizer--Founder of the Loom Press


Paul Marion of Lowell, MA.





Paul Marion has been a writer and community activist since the 1970s. He is the author of several collections of poetry as well as the editor of the early writings of Jack Kerouac, Atop an Underwood, and other titles. His recent book Mill Power tells the story of the innovative national park in Lowell, Massachusetts, and the city’s acclaimed revival, a model for small industrial cities everywhere. His work has appeared in anthologies and literary journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review and The Massachusetts Review. In 1978 he created Loom Press, a small publishing company that promotes writing from the Merrimack River Valley. Among other accomplishments on the community front, he co-founded the Lowell Folk Festival and Lowell Heritage Partnership, an alliance of people and organizations whose mission is to care for architecture, nature, and culture.  His latest collection of poetry is Union River.

see the show live at 5PM  http://scatvsomerville.org

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 25, 2017 Doug Holder interviews Poet Richard Hoffman


Poet Richard Hoffman
See this show live at http://scatvsomerville.org  at 5PM  July 25, 2017

Richard Hoffman is author of the memoirs Half the House and Love & Fury; the poetry collections, Without Paradise; Gold Star Road, winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club; Emblem; and most recently Noon until Night. A fiction writer as well, his Interference & Other Stories was published in 2009. A former Chair of PEN New England, he is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College.
Richard can be reached at rchoffman [at] comcast.net

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Somerville Poet Laureate Gloria Mindock Juy 11 5PM

Somerville Poet Laureate Gloria Mindock  Watch the show live at 5PM  Tuesday July 15 at  http://scatvsomerville.org


Gloria Mindock

Please welcome the City's second poet laureate, Gloria Mindock
The Somerville Arts Council is pleased to support and promote our second Poet Laureate, Gloria Mindock.  During 2017 & 18, Gloria is expected to bring poetry to segments of the community that currently have less access or exposure to poetry: senior citizens, youth, and schools.
For those who would be interested in collaborating with Gloria please contact  Gregory Jenkins 
Poetry Roundtable in 2017

Held from 1:30-3:30 every three months in the Cervena Barva Press studio, located in the Arts for the Armory, Basement B8, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA

The dates are as follows:
Saturday, February 18th
Saturday, May 20th
Saturday, August 19th
Saturday, November 18th

Informal and open to the community, bring your poems to share.  Refreshments will be served.
Office hours once a month.
Available for anyone in the community to come by and talk about poetry, writing, and the arts in the community.
Hours are once a month on the fourth Tuesdays, February thur November 2017, from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Cervena Barva Press studio at the Arts for the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Basement, B8, Somerville, MA

Gloria Mindock is the founding editor of Cervena Barva Press and one of the USA editors for Levure Litteraire (France). She is the author of Whiteness of Bone (Glass Lyre Press, 2016), La Portile Raiului (Ars Longa Press, Romania) translated into the Romanian by Flavia Cosma, Nothing Divine Here (U Soku Stampa, Montenegro), and Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson St. Press). Widely published in the USA and abroad, her poetry has been translated and published into the Romanian, Croation, Serbian, Montenegrin, Spanish, Estonian, and French. Gloria was awarded the Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, and the Allen Ginsberg Award for community service by the Newton Writing and Publishing Center in 2016. Gloria has been published in numerous journals including Gargoyle, Web Del Sol, Poet Lore, River Styx, Nixes Mate Review, Ibbetson, Muddy River Poetry Review, Constellations, Arabesques (Algeria), Akadeemia (Estonia), Vatra Veche, UNU: Revista de Cultura, and Citadela in Romania. In November, 2016, she was nominated for five Pushcart Prizes.
Special Thanks to Doug Holder and Harris Gardner, our poet advocates.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 20 5:30PM--Prema Bangera--Founder of Teen Voices Emerging

 
 
Prema Bangera--founder of Teen Voices Emerging ( Left)
 
 
 
 
My Organization (Teen Voices Emerging) Information:

Organization Mission Statement: 

Teen Voices Emerging (TVE) is an all-girls writing and mentorship program, which aims to empower young urban girls through the power of words and connection. Its philosophy is built on the premise that every young girl should have the opportunity to share her voice with her community to create a social movement that changes the skewed representation and images of women and girls in the media.


Organization Description:

Teen Voices Emerging provides a writing and mentorship after-school program, which serves Boston teen girls (ages 13-19) and focuses on exploring girls’ issues and developing teens’ writing skills. Teen girls learn writing, creative self-expression, research, and analytical skills by writing poetry, short stories, personal narratives, news articles, and other media content for publication. Girls also receive mentorship from strong female professionals and participate in events with a focus on social justice.