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, April 02, 2014

Poet Michael Todd Steffen

Michael Todd Steffen
Michael Todd Steffen will talk about his new poetry collection Partner, Orchard, Day Moon. Steffen's work has appeared in Ibbetson Street, Another  Chicago Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review, Connecticut Review and elsewhere. For many years he taught in France, and translated Ronsard throughout the 1990s.
Partner, Orchard, Day Moon by Michael Todd Steffen, published by Cervena Barva Press $17.00  http://www.cervena
‘I’ve just come back from reading the poems in Partner, Orchard, Day Moon, full of admiration. Steffen is so alive in his writing, keen with observation, both of what things actually look like, what the wind feels like, how things grow and rot, and also of character, his own, his uncles’, anybody’s he sees. The book gives us many wonderfully memorable lines using his chosen meter for all its worth. This is very good work.’- David Ferry

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Guest Poet/ Dan Tobin/ 4/1/2014

Poet Dan Tobin

Daniel Tobin is the author of five previous books of poems, Where the World is Made, Double Life, The Narrows, Second Things, and Belated Heavens (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry, 2011), along with the critical studies Passage to the Center and Awake in America. He is the editor of The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Light in Hand: The Selected Early Poems and Lola Ridge, and (with Pimone Triplett) Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play: Essays on the Practice and the Art.  His awards include the “Discovery” / The Nation Award, the Robert Penn Warren Award, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize, and creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

Friday, March 14, 2014

March 25, 2014 Alice Plouchard Stelzer

Alice Plouchard Stelzer

Alice Plouchard Stelzer will discuss her book Female Adventurers: The Women Who Helped Colonize Massachusetts and Connecticut at West Dennis Library, Sunday, March 2nd at 1pm. The book profiles a dozen unsung heroes who are representative of all the courageous women who left comfort behind and migrated into the wilderness of New England in the 1630s. Readers will gain insight into the commitment that their foremothers made and the challenges they encountered.
Author Alice Plouchard Stelzer has been writing for over 25 years as a publisher and editor, columnist, journalist, and public relations consultant. During that time, she has also worked hard to find ways to support the women's community. She is a strong supporter of women in history and hopes to see more books on the subject published in the near future

Saturday, February 22, 2014

March 4, 2014 Poet Alan Feldman

Poet Alan Feldman

 Alan Feldman's A Sail to Great Island (2004) won the Pollak Prize for Poetry from the University of Wisconsin. The Happy Genius (1978) won the annual George Elliston Book Award for the best collection published by a small, U.S. non-profit press. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, and Kenyon Review, among many other magazines, and included in The Best American Poetry 2001 (edited by Robert Hass) and BAP 2011 (edited by Kevin Young). Feldman's recent work appears in Hanging Loose, Cimarron Review, upstreet, Southern Review, Yale Review, Salamander, Southwest Review, Cincinnati Review, Catamaran, Worcester Review, and online in Boston Poetry Magazine and Cortland Review. His poem "A Man and A Woman" was featured in Tony Hoagland's 2013 article for Harper's, "Twenty Little Poems That Could Save America."

was a professor and chair of English at Framingham State University, and for 22 years taught the advanced creative writing class at Harvard University's Radcliffe Seminars. He offers free, drop-in poetry workshops at the Framingham (MA) public library near his home, and in the summer at the Wellfleet library.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Poet Emily Pineau Feb 11, 2014 5PM

Poet Emily Pineau

Emily Pineau studies creative writing at Endicott College. Her poetry has appeared in the anthology, Like One: Poems For Boston, and in newspapers and literary journals such as the Somerville News, The Endicott Observer, The Endicott Review, Ibbetson Street, and Muddy River Poetry Review. In 2012 her poem, "I would for you" was nominated for a pushcart prize. In 2013 The Ibbetson Street Press published her poetry collection, No Need to Speak as part of the Endicott College/Ibbetson Street Press/Young Poet Series.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Poet Andrew Sofer Jan 7, 2013

Andrew Sofer

Andrew Sofer is literary critic based in Boston for the past 14 years (since 1999). My book of poetry, WAVE, came out in 2010 from Main Street Rag Publishing Company; it was previously a finalist for nine national contests, including the Morse Prize, the Donald Justice Award, and the NEW CRITERION Prize. My poems--which are mostly in meter and verse and accessible to a general audience--have received a number of awards, including SOUTHWEST REVIEW's Morton Marr Prize, ATLANTA REVIEW's International Publication Prize, First Prize in the IAMBS & TROCHEES Contest, and several awards from New England Poetry Club, including best poem published by a member.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Poet Dan Tobin April 1, 2014 5PM

Poet Dan Tobin

 Daniel Tobin is the author of seven books of poems, Where the World is Made (University Press of New England, 1999), Double Life (Louisiana State University Press, 2004), The Narrows (Four Way Books, 2005), Second Things (Four Way Books, 2008), Belated Heavens (Four Way Books, 2010), The Net(forthcoming, Four Way Books, 2014), and From Nothing (forthcoming, Four Way Books, 2016). Among his awards are the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry, "The Discovery/​The Nation Award," The Robert Penn Warren Award, the Greensboro Review Prize, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize, a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a fellowship in poetry from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. The Narrows was a featured book on Poetry Daily, as well as a finalist for the ForeWord Magazine Poetry Book Award. His poems have appeared nationally and internationally in such journals as The Nation, The New Republic, The Harvard Review, Poetry, The American Scholar, The Paris Review, The Southern Review, The Sewanee Review, The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, Image, The Times Literary Supplement (England), Stand (England), Agenda (England), Descant (Canada), and Poetry Ireland Review. His critical study, Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney, came out to wide praise from the University of Kentucky Press in 1999. His recent book of essays, Awake in America, appeared from the University of Notre Dame Press in 2011. Tobin has also edited The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007), Light in the Hand: The Selected Poems Lola Ridge (Quale Press, 2007), and (with Pimone Triplett) Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play: Essays on the Practice and the Art (University of Michigan Press, 2007). His work has been anthologized in Hammer and Blaze, The Bread Loaf Anthology of New American Poets, Poetry Daily Essentials 2007, Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll, The Norton Introduction to Poetry, and elsewhere. He has also published numerous essays on modern and contemporary poetry in the United States and abroad. He teaches in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College in Boston. He has a new collection of poetry coming out in the spring of 2014  The Net.