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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Poet Ravi Teja Yelamanchili May 21, 2019 5PM

see it live at  http://somervillemedia.org

                                    Ravi Teja Yelamanchili 

Ravi Teja Yelamanchili is currently working at Vision33 as a Technical Business Analyst. His writing has previously been published in the Muddy River Poetry Review, the Somerville Times, Sahitya Akademis Indian Literature, Muse India, and several other journals. He also won the Boston Mayors Poetry Program Contest, and the University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Poetry Contest.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

My guest May 14 5PM Aaron Tillman, author of "Every Single Bone in My Brain"Aaron Tillman

Aaron Tillman

Aaron Tillman is a fiction writer and Pushcart Prize nominee for 2019 and 2018. He is Associate Professor of English at Newbury College and Director of Newbury's Honors Program. His short story collection, Every Single Bone in My Brain, was published by Braddock Avenue Books in July of 2017, and his book of critical nonfiction, Magical American Jew: The Enigma of Difference in Contemporary Jewish American Short Fiction and Film, was published by Lexington Books in November 2017. Aaron received the John Gardner Memorial Prize in Fiction from Harpur Palate and a Short Story Award for New Writers from Glimmer Train Stories; he won First Prize in the Nancy Potter Short Story Contest at University of Rhode Island, and his novel was a finalist in the 2016 Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction. His stories have appeared in Mississippi Review, Glimmer Train Stories, Harpur Palate, Sou'Wester, upstreet, The Tishman Review, The Madison Review, Arcadia Magazine, The Carolina Quarterly, great weather for MEDIA, Prick of the Spindle, Burrow Press Review, and elsewhere. He has recorded two stories for broadcast on the Words & Music program at Tufts University and another for Functionally Literate Radio. His essays have appeared in The Writer's Chronicle, Studies in American Humor, Symbolism, The CEA Critic, and The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America (Mythopoeic 2009).

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

April 2, 2019 Dan Lynn Watt author of "History Lessons: A Memoir of Growing Up in an American Communist Family








History Lessons traces Dan Lynn Watt's journey through childhood in New York during the McCarthy era. He marched on May Day with his war hero father and activist mother, chanting "We don't want another war!" and "Jim Crow must go!" At camp, he sang about world peace, freedom, and workers' rights. At school, he attempted to hide his family's politics. He takes you inside family struggles against racism and political repression. Disillusioned with communism by the 1960s, he became a civil rights and antiwar activist.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Curious Peach 











“What wond’rous Life in this I lead!
Ripe Apples drop about my head;
The Luscious Clusters of the Vine
Upon my Mouth do crush their Wine;
The Nectaren, and curious Peach,
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on Melons, as I pass,
Insnar’d with Flow’rs, I fall on Grass”



---Andrew Marvell, The Garden

March 26, 2019 5P.M. Brian Coleman, author of "Buy Me, Boston."



  watch it live at 5PM http://www.somervillemedia.org



Take a trip to the Boston of yesteryear, guided by advertisements for the businesses and characters that made the city tick in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s – restaurants, hair salons, bands, bars, clothing boutiques and more.


Buy Me, Boston features over 375 vintage advertisements, posters and flyers. These images have been scanned from original sources, including issues of The Boston Phoenix, The Real Paper, The Bay State Banner, Boston After Dark, Boston Rock and many more, straight from the stockpiles of renowned archivists and historians like David Bieber, Kay Bourne, Chuck White and Wayne Valdez.


Compiled and curated by journalist Brian Coleman, Buy Me, Boston is a unique, time-traveling journey back to a city that exists only in the fond memories of longtime denizens. Whether you patronized these establishments and happenings the first time around, or just want to know more about our unique town and the people whose energy and creativity fuels it, this book guarantees smiles with the turn of every new page.


PRAISE FOR "BUY ME, BOSTON":  

“A snapshot of a particular time and place when the city bristled with an alt-weekly energy, an underground thrust, and a whole lot of questionable hairstyles. Coleman has created a treasure chest of Boston memorabilia, reminding longtime dwellers of things we didn’t even know we missed.”
– Boston Globe (Nina MacLaughlin)


“A romp through this city’s dirty-water years… it’s an experience meant to be shared.”
– Boston Magazine (Shaula Clark)


“This is about the best history book you will find about our culture. It’s all true, I was there!”
– Willie “Loco” Alexander


“A time capsule, showing what independent papers in the Boston area looked like from the 1960s through the ‘80s.”
– Sue O’Connell, NECN

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

March 12, 2019 :Harris Gardner and Kirk Etherton--will talk about the Boston National Poetry Month Festival: April 3rd to 7th on Poet to Poet

Doug Holder (center) to interview Harris Gardner  left ( Co-founder of the Boston National Poetry Festival) and Board Member and Director of Marketing Kirk Etherton (far right)
To see the interview live  click on http://somervillemedia.org at 5PM  March 12. This is a production of the Somerville Media Center.  https://www.bostonnationalpoetry.org/https://www.bostonnationalpoetry.org/

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Feb 19, 2018 5PM Doug Holder to interview film critic and novelist Dan Kimmel, author of " Father of the Bride of Frankenstein"

Dan Kimmel


I will talk with Kimmel about his latest novel, Father of the Bride of Frankenstein.   To see the interview live go to:  http://somervillemedia.org 

Daniel M. Kimmel (born 1955) is an American film critic and author.[1][2]
In September 2014, he became editor of The Jewish Advocate where he served through December 2015. He received a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a degree in law from Boston University.
Kimmel was the Boston correspondent for Variety from 1986 to 2013, and has been a TV columnist for The Boston Herald. From 1984 to 2009, he was a film reviewer for the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Massachusetts. His reviews can be found at NorthShoreMovies.net and the Sci-Fi Movie Page. Until his promotion he was the "Movie Maven" for The Jewish Advocate. His essays on classic science fiction films were being published in The Internet Review of Science Fiction from 2005–2010 and are now in Space and Time.
He is a past president and current member of the Boston Society of Film Critics. In May 2012, he became founding co-chair of the Boston Online Film Critics Association.
Kimmel is the author of several books and has co-written a play The Waldorf Conference about the Hollywood blacklist. His 2004 history of FoxThe Fourth Network, received the Cable Center Award for best book of the year. His collection of essays titled Jar Jar Binks Must Die was nominated for a Hugo Award in the category "Best Related Work".[3] His novel Shh! It's a Secret was on the shortlist for the Compton Crook Award given to best first novel by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. His latest is Time on My Hands: My Misadventures in Time Travel. He is the 2018 recipient of the Skylark Award given by the New England Science Fiction Association.