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, March 25, 2009

April 2, 2009: Special Feature! / Doo Wop to Hip Hop : Conversation between Afaa Michael Weaver and Major Jackson

April 2, 7PM

Doo Wop to Hip Hop ( A special production of "Poet to Poet Writer to Writer")

An Evening of Conversation with poets

Major Jackson and Afaa Michael Weaver


Gloria Mindock, Editor and Publisher
Cervana Barva Press

Major Jackson
Associate Professor
University of Vermont

Afaa Michael Weaver
Alumnae Professor of English
Simmons College

Doug Holder
"Poet to Poet: Writer to Writer"
Ibbetson Press
The Somerville News

( Major Jackson)

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Renowned African American poets Afaa Michael Weaver and Major Jackson to be filmed in Somerville, Mass.

Renowned African American poets Afaa Michael Weaver and Major Jackson to be in a filmed public discussion at Somerville Community Access TV.

( Somerville, Mass.)

The Somerville Community Access TV Show: “Poet to Poet: Writer to Writer” will sponsor a public discussion featuring renowned African American poets Afaa Michael Weaver and Major Jackson on April 2, 2009 7PM ( Poetry Month).

Somerville poet Afaa Michael Weaver has won the prestigious PUSHCART PRIZE (2008) for his poem “American Income,” published in POETRY magazine and in his collection "Plum Flower Dance" ( U/Pitt Press.)

Henry Louis Gates, historian and professor at Harvard University writes of Weaver:

"Afaa Michael Weaver is one of the most significant poets writing today. With its blend of Chinese spiritualism and American groundedness, his poetry presents the reader (and the listener, for his body of work is meant to be read aloud) with challenging questions about identity, about how physicality and spirit act together or counteract each other to shape who we are in the world. His attention to the way language works is rare, and the effects of that attention on his poetry are distinctive and expansive."

Major Jackson is the author of two collections of poetry: Hoops (Norton: 2006) and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia: 2002), winner of the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Hoops was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literature - Poetry. He has received critical attention in The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Parnassus, Philadelphia Inquirer, and on National Public Radio's 'All Things Considered.' His poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Boulevard, Callaloo, The New Yorker, Post Road, Poetry, Triquarterly, among other literary journals and anthologies. He is a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Last year, he served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Major Jackson is an Associate Professor of English at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars.

In a public chat in the SCAT television studios in Somerville, titled "Two Generations of Black Male Poets, moderated by Gloria Mindock,these two poets share the experience of their lives as blackmen who came of age in large American cities: Baltimore and Philadelphia.

They will discuss the music, visual art, and literature that were influential in their times, from The Temptations to Grandmaster Flash and Chuck D, from Ron Milnerto Susan Lori Parks, and more. They will share intimate moments in their lives and some of their own work as well as that of poets they know and admire in an evening setting in the burgeoning artistic community north of Cambridge to be recorded in front of the live audience. The program's producer is Doug Holder, the host of "Poet to Poet: Writer to Writer" an interview show that airs on SCAT every Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

March 10 Tim Devin founder of " i left this here for you to read"

March 10 5PM Tim Devin "i left this here for you to read"

"i left this here for you to read"
About this magazine
Each month or so, we release a new issue of "i left this here for you to read." We then leave them in public places (such as on park benches, on buses, in airports and dentists' offices...) for anyone to take--free of charge.
So far , we've distributed our magazine in about 35 cities in the US and Canada. We only print about 50 copies of each issue, and don't reprint any past issues. Sorry, we can't mail you any copies--we only send them to contributors.

This project was started by Tim Devin, but now involves more than 100 people. Click here to see who's a part of it.

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We also have a facebook group page, if you're interested in that sort of thing.

Tim is also the founder of "the history of somerville 2010-2100" find out more about this unusual guy!