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, February 08, 2006

Feb. 28 2006: My Guests will be Grey Held and Shelby Allen

From Grey Held:

I co-teach a poetry workshop with Shelby Allen at the Northeastern
Correctional Center in Concord.
Before that I volunteered in a program at Baystate Correctional Center in
Norfolk, MA.
I enjoy teaching poetry in prison. The guys in the class are eager to tell
their stories and are quite talented.
I'm continually moved by how smart these guys are--about themselves and
about connecting with others.
Some of them did something stupid under the influence of drugs twenty years
ago and have had twenty years to think and reflect on their actions.

April 18 2006: My guest will be David McNamara. McNamara founded and operates sunnyoutside, an independent press, in Somerville, Massachusetts. He studied literature at Long Island University, Ohio State University, the Poets' House in Ireland, Wroxton College (England), and Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he earned his BA in English Language. He also holds a graduate certificate in Publishing from Emerson College. Widely published in the small press, he was the director of )ism(, based in Seattle, in the late 1990s, before moving to Massachusetts and launching sunnyoutside. Still writing and submitting occasionally, his collection Or is forthcoming from Hemispherical Press.