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, September 13, 2006

My guest Oct 3 2006 5PM:
In Blind Spot, acclaimed local poet Eisenberg wrestles with the effort to break with the perceptions and behaviors dictated by one’s inherited place on the planet. The book includes a section of poems about the many hatreds of Eisenberg’s grandmother, poems which helped Susan to understand the impact of the truth her grandmother always hid about herself—that she was a refugee from the pogroms of Russia.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Archive.

About Susan Eisenberg:Raised in a three-generation household in Cleveland, Susan Eisenberg lives in Boston. She is the author of the poetry book, Pioneering (1998), and the nonfiction book, We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction (1998), which was selected as a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and optioned by MGM for a feature film. Licensed as a master electrician, she helped shape the cultural expression and analytical thinking of the tradeswomen’s movement nationally and internationally. Currently she is developing Permanent Care, a photo-based exploration of the relationship of the chronically ill to medication. She travels widely as a poet and lecturer; and teaches at the University of Massachusetts Boston.