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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017 Michael Anthony author of Civilanized

Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony is a veteran, essayist, and memoirist. He is the author of Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq, and his newest memoir Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoir. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University and has written for the Washington Post blog, Business Insider blog, among others, and spent a year as the War & Veterans editor for the Good Men Project blog.  Michael lives with his wife and daughter in Massachusetts. He spends his free time with his family and volunteering for veteran charities. He can be reached at his website:   see it live at

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Feb 14, 2017 Guest Poet U-Meleni Mhalaba Adebo

U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, M.Ed. B.A. is a multi-talented academic and creative sensation who is a multi-award winning international best-selling author and Top 10 charted soul singer.
The married mother of a 5-year-old son is a native of Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa, and is based in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. She has delivered several hundred high impact workshops taught through the mediums of poetry, the spoken word, music,film and theatre.
U-Meleni is an Adjunct Professor at Endicott College in Boston. Her two degrees are from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts and The University of Massachusetts Boston. Her latest book, “Soul Psalms,” from She Writes Press publishers became an instant international best seller prior to its official launch.
 U-Meleni has been honoured with a host of awards over the years from organizations including; Roxbury Community College Teaching and Learning Center,Massachusetts, The Binnacle, the literary and art magazine at The University of Maine at Machias, Boston Public Health Commission Adolescent Wellness Program, The National Society of Black Engineers, N.S.B.E., American Idol Underground and Live. Love.Fashion.
The acclaimed artist and ardent supporter of empowering teaching, artistic and sporting methods for over 16 years, has performed on some of the most prestigious stages in the  world from Harvard University and Boston Opera House to The Museum of Fine Arts Boston and The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston plus dozens more renowned venues including the Africa University, Zimbabwe.
On the sporting front, U-Meleni is a member of the National Black Marathoners’Association, N.B.M.A. and is a respected 5K running mentor to young people in the Boston area. She and her husband raised $10,000 for cancer survivors and ran the Boston Marathon in 2012.
Acting wise, U-Meleni has starred in a variety of films. She had a lead role in a T.V. series entitled, “Ya Ma’Afrika,” filmed in the United States and broadcast worldwide on TéléSud.Living a fascinating life as a wife, mother, educator, artist and athlete, U-Meleni is active with dozens of teaching, art and sports organizations in Boston.
U-Meleni’s name means,“What are you waiting for,” in the African Ndebele-Zulu language. Her dream is to share her message on stages around the world and to one day soon start a non profit initative that provides financial support to individuals, families that are dealing with mental health in Zimbabwe.

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

Jan. 17, 2017 Novelist Josh Cook--author of-- An Exaggerated Murder

Josh Cook

JOSH COOK is a bookseller at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His fiction, criticism, and poetry have appeared in numerous leading literary publications, including The RumpusThe Millions, and Bookslut, and he is the blogger for Porter Square Books’ blog. This is his first novel.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Jan 3, 2017 Poets Diane P. Smith and Khem K. Aryal

Khem K Aryal
Diane P. Smith

 Diane P. Smith is the founder of the Grey Sparrow Press. Khem K. Aryal collaborated with Smith on the American-Nepal issue of Snow Jewel ( Grey Sparrow Press) in 2015.  Both poets will most probably be working together on the forthcoming issue, 2016, as well. Diane Smith is a noted editor and publisher. She is currently doing graduate work at Harvard University. Aryal teaches writing at Syracuse University.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Dec 13 5PM Poet Teisha Twomey

Poet Teisha Twomey
Teisha Dawn Twomey is the poetry editor at Night Train, as well as an associate fiction editor for Wilderness House Literary Press. She received her MFA in Poetry at Lesley University. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous print and online poetry reviews and journals. By day, she is the Resource Specialist at Springfield College's Boston campus and by night, she is (currently) at work on her first novel. We will talking about her new collection of poetry " How to Treat Pretty Things."  To see it live go to 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dec 6, 2016 5PM Poet, Milton Scholar, Playwright, and Novelist Francis Blessington

Poet Francis  Blessington
Francis Blessington’s first novel is The Last Witch of Dogtown. He has translated The Bacchae of Euripides and The Frogs of Aristophanes. He has published two books of poems, Lantskip and Wolf Howl. He is a Milton specialist, the author of Paradise Lost and the Classical Epic and Paradise Lost: Ideal and Tragic Epic (A Student’s Companion to the Poem). His essays, poems, and short stories have appeared in the Harvard Magazine, The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, and many other journals. He has also published a play, Lorenzo de’ Medici. A professor of English at Northeastern University in Boston. He lives with his wife, Ann Taylor, also a writer and English professor, and their two children. In the summer, he works part-time on a farm in Spain.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Nov 8, 2016 Nanette Perrotte

Nanette Perrotte
Born to an Ecuadorian mother and French father, Perrotte was raised in Amsterdam Holland and Orlando Florida before attending Boston’s Berklee College of Music where she received her BA in Jazz Composition and Arranging with a principal instrument of Voice. This course of study was the fulfillment of a childhood spent singing and performing that continues on as a professional vocalist.
Perrotte’s Masters Degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts focused her work on Arts as a tool to learn about and experience cultural diversity. With her college teaching career, private voice students, college choir and acting/improv troupe, Perrotte has now evolved a new lecture/presentation form. This is a new series that combines social history, musicology and storytelling. Ella Fitzgerald- Queen of Swing and Duke Ellington and the Harlem Renaissance.
Recently Perrotte has been traveling with her internationally recognized father who is a chef and Continental Director of the Americas WACS. These travels to South America, South Korea and France have been part of witnessing Louis Perrotte’s work using fine cuisine as cultural diplomacy- although here it is an American chef encouraging chefs in other cultures to pursue their own cuisine first.
Nanette Perrotte’s travels have led to a series of blogs reflecting on cultural differences around music, cuisine and food preparation. Her blog posts (May, October 2012) on South Korea have quickly attracted a following of interested South Korean readers. In these travels Perrotte finds that people want to know the real America. With her musical background, Perrotte is able to convey that to them through the great American Songbook, the richness of our original music tradition that is loved and shared around the world.
Starting in 2010, Perrotte focused her musical theatre work by re-creating the story lines and music of traditional children’s literature to reflect current times and current generations of creative students. Some of her adaptations include: Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Perrotte has a 500 hour advanced Yoga certification, an AFAA Group Fitness Certification, TRX training certification and CPR certification.