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

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.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Poet Anna M. Warrock, author of "From the Other Room" June 13 5PM

 Somerville poet Anna M. Warrock will be my guest on my Somerville Media Center TV show--Poet to Poet Writer to Writer

Watch it live at 5PM  June 13 at

Anna M. Warrock's publications include the chapbooks From the Other Room, winner of the first Slate Roof Press Chapbook Contest; Horizon; and Smoke and Stone. Her work appears in the anthology Kiss Me Goodnight: Poems and Stories by Women Who Were Girls When Their Mothers Died, Minnesota Book Award Finalist, for which she also wrote the introduction. Besides appearing in a number of literary and multidisciplinary magazines, including Harvard Review, The Sun magazine, The Madison Review, Phoebe, and Poiesis, her poems have been set to music, performed at Boston's Hayden Planetarium, and permanently installed in a Boston-area subway station. She has taught poetry in classes for the elderly, high school students, and adult education, and held seminars on understanding grief and loss through poetry. She lives Somerville, MA.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Poet Ben Berman May 30, 2017 5PM

Poet Ben Berman
 **** see the show live at 5PM at  

Ben Berman is the author of Strange Borderlands (Able Muse Press), which won the 2014 Peace Corps Writers Award for Best Poetry Book and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award. He has received awards from the New England Poetry Club and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Somerville Arts Council. His latest book of poetry is Figuring in the Figure. He is the Co-Poetry Editor at Solstice Literary Journal and he teaches in the Boston area where he lives with his wife and two daughters. You can visit him at

Sunday, April 30, 2017

May 9 5PM Poet Wendy Drexler

Poet Wendy Drexler

 see it live at 5PM  at

Wendy Drexler’s third poetry collection, Before There Was Before, was just published by Iris Press in April 2017. She is the author of Western Motel (Turning Point, 2012), and a chapbook, Drive-ins, Gas Stations, the Bright Motels (Pudding House, 2007), which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Ibbetson Street, Nimrod, Off the Coast, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, The Mid-American Review, The Hudson Review, The Worcester Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and other journals; featured on Verse Daily and WBUR’s Cognoscenti; and in the anthologies Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust and Burning Bright: Passager Celebrates 21 Years. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she grew up Denver, Colorado, and now lives in Belmont, Massachusetts, with her husband. She is a free-lance editor and has been a poetry editor and a cavity-nest monitor for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. In 2016 she co-authored her first children’s book, Buzz, Ruby, and Their City Chicks.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 18 5PM Poet Fred Marchant / Poet to Poet Writer to Writer

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

April 4, 2017 5PM Mass Poetry Festival's Sara Siegel and Sharon Amuguni discuss their work and this year's festival!

See it live at 5PM on April 4, 2017  at 5PM

Sara Siegel

Sara Siegel, Program Director

Sara Siegel is a lifelong writer and crafter based in Somerville. After graduating Washington University in St. Louis and working at women's health organizations in NYC, she moved to Burlington, Vermont to earn a Masters in Public Administration at UVM. While there she worked at Vermont Children's Trust Foundation, a grant-making organization working with prevention programs throughout the state. Sara moved to Boston in 2012, and spent nearly three years as the Development and Alumni Relations Associate with School Year Abroad, a high school study abroad and homestay with campuses in China, France, Spain and Italy. Sara's short stories have been published in Wild Violet, Vantage Point, Toasted Cheese Literary Journal and Cleaver Magazine. Her sketch comedy group, Mister Bismuth, regularly performs at ImprovBoston in Cambridge. 


Program Assistant
Summer 2015 -
Sharon is a poet residing in Somerville and is currently attempt to navigate the post-grad life with as much humor and hot tea as possible. She's been published twice in UMass Amherst's Literary journal, Jabberwocky, and once in UMass Amherst's Butterfield Literary Journal. Sharon hopes to one day publish her own poetry book centered on the intersection of resistance, creative production and mental health for marginalized groups, specifically WOC and immigrants.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Poet Richard Waring: March 28 2017

Poet Richard Waring

 see it live at 5PM  March 28 at:  Poet to Poet

About the Author
Richard Waring’s poems have appeared in the Comstock Review,
Chest, Sanctuary, Contact II, Dark Horse, the American Journal of Nursing,
Mothering, Inward Springs, the Journal of the American Medical Association,
and other publications. He has been anthologized in The Pocket Poetry
Parenting Guide, Rough Places Plain: Poems of the Mountains,
and Unitarian Universalist Poets: A Contemporary American Survey,
and has appeared on Phone-A-Poem and the cable TV show BookBeat.
Richard has a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University
and attended the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
at Naropa Institute, where he studied the poetry of William Carlos
Williams with Allen Ginsberg. From 1982 to 1988, he edited
Zonë, A Feminist Journal for Women and Men. In 1992, he was the
writing workshop leader at the Star Island Conference on the Arts.
His chapbook, Listening to Stones, was published in 1999 by Pudding House
Publications. He hosts the Workshop for Publishing Poets reading series
at Newtonville Books in Newton, Massachusetts. A long-time resident
of Belmont, Massachusetts, where he raised a son and daughter,
Richard now lives in neighboring Arlington with his wife and her
children. He is a senior layout artist for the
New England Journal of Medicine.