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 23, 2017

Poet Ben Berman May 30, 2017 5PM

Poet Ben Berman
 **** see the show live at 5PM at  http://scatvsomerville.org  


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 www.ben-berman.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

May 9 5PM Poet Wendy Drexler

 
Poet Wendy Drexler


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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  http://scatvsomerville.org


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. 


 
SharonAmuguni




 SharonAmuguni
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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Poet David Blair March 21, 2017


David Blair




David Blair grew up in Pittsburgh. He is the author of three books of poetry, Ascension Days, which was chosen by Thomas Lux for the Del Sol Poetry Prize, Arsonville, and Friends with Dogs. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Ploughshares, Slate Magazine, and many other places as well, including the anthologies, The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Devouring the Green, and Zoland Poetry.
He has taught at the New England Institute of Art and in the M.FA. Writing Program at the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter, and he has a degree in philosophy from Fordham University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

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: MassCasualties.com   see it live at http://scatvsomerville.org

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.

view it live  Feb 14, 2017 at 5PM  go to http://scatvsomerville.org  

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.