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, April 23, 2005

July 12 2005 5PM: Joan Houlihan

Joan Houlihan is the director of the Concord Poetry Center, author of Hand-Held Executions, Poems & Essays and of the chapbook Our New and Smaller Lives. She is editor-in-chief of Perihelion, a nationally lauded poetry magazine, as well as the senior poetry editor of Del Sol Review, both published at She writes a column on contemporary poetry, Boston Comment, and she is staff reviewer for the Contemporary Poetry Review.
Ms. Houlihan's work has appeared or is forthcoming in many journals and magazines, including Boston Review, Harvard Review, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry International, Fulcrum, Passages North, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Arts, Gulf Coast, VOLT and is anthologized in the upcoming Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries (University of Iowa Press, December 2004). She has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

July 19 5PM My guest will be: Lois Ames. Ames is a poet, biographer and psychotherapist. Born in Boston,she graduated from Smith College,and from the University of Chicago with a Master of Arts degree in psychiatric social work. She has published many biographical essays on Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath, including "A Biographical Note" in The Bell Tar (Harper & Row) and Anne Sexton: A Self Portrait in Letters (Houghton Mifflin). She has received, among other awards and citations, a gold medal from The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration Alumni Association, "For Outstanding Achievements in Education & Human Welfare." She is Lectuter on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

My guest will be Manson Kennedy, program director of the "Books of Hope"project.

With both an academic and fine arts education, from Harvard and the Kansas City Art Institute, Manson is a professional photographer and filmmaker. Since the 1960's, he has periodically taught and worked with college-level art students, penitentiary inmates, and inner-city youth.
For thirteen years, Mr. Kennedy was a trustee at the Catlin Gabel School in Oregon. He served on the board there in several capacities: as head of the recruitment committee; as a member of the executive committee; as vice president; as head of annual giving for the school; and as a member of a headmaster search committee. As part of an advisory team for the NAIS, he also evaluated boards of trustees at other independent schools in the Pacific Northwest.
As Program Manager, Manson helps to plan and coordinate the activities and curriculum for Books of Hope sessions and does the grantwriting for the BOH program. He designed the activities and curriculum for the sessions at Clarendon Hill Community Center and Mystic Learning Center. In 2004, he designed and managed a successful summer writing/performing program for Boston youth at the Strand Theater. He was recently invited to give a youth writing workshop at the Camile Cosby Girls’ Program at Harvard’s Judge Baker Children’s Center. He has been with BOH for four years.June 14 2005 5PM: "The Books of Hope" Project:

A joint program of the Somerville Arts Council and the Mystic Learning Center, Books of Hope (BOH) seeks to create opportunities for self-expression and advocacy through creative writing, so that young people can reach out to each other, to their neighbors, and to others around the world. This creative writing program for teens is held at the Mystic Learning Center. The BOH authors are involved in the publishing process from start to finish – from formulating an idea and writing and editing multiple drafts to publishing the book and selling the finished project. Since 1999, over fifty youth have produced over 75 books. Almost all authors have returned to publish again and again, some now working on their third and fourth books

Sunday, April 03, 2005

April 26 2005 5PM: My guests will be Samuel J. Scott editor of "Spare Change News" and Kate E. Bush, poetry editor.

The mission of Spare Change and the Homeless Empowerment Project (HEP) is to play a role in
ending homelessness in our community by providing income, skill development and self-advocacy opportunities to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
While providing these opportunities we encourage all who participate in our programs to become involved in the governance of our community-led organization. It is our belief that people who are experiencing homelessness, when provided with encouragement and accessible opportunities for self-advancement, have the ability to create lasting and positive change for ourselves and our community.