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User:Douglas Holder

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Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press (1998) based in Somerville, Mass. The Press publishes a literary magazine " Ibbetson Street". The magazine has published many small press poets including A.D. Winans, Lynn Lifshin, Alan Catlin, Jack Powers (Stone Soup Poetry), Afaa Michael Weaver ,Danielle Georges, Sam Cornish, Hugh Fox, Ed Galing, Askia Toure, Timothy Gager, Harris Gardner,and many others. The Press has also published many poetry book titles and memoirs. One noted memoir it released was " Way, Way Off the Road" by Hugh Fox in 2006. Work in the magazine has been included in the Pushcart Anthology. Holder's literary blog Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene was established in 2004 and has published hundreds of book reviews, theatre reviews, art, and interviews. Holder's Somerville Community Access TV show Poet to Poet Writer to Writer has aired many interviews of poets, and writers since its inception in 2003. Included are: Mark Pawlak, Afaa Michael Weaver, X. J. Kennedy, Sam Cornish, Dianna Der-Hovanessian, Jack Powers, Joseph Torra, Israel Horovitz, and others. Holder is also the Arts Editor for The Somerville Times. He has written extensively about the arts scene in and around Boston for years. Holder has been published by many small press journals such as: Iodine, Hazmat, the new renaissance, Cafe Review, Rattle, Small Press Review, Spare Change, Heeltap, The Cambridge Chronicle, Brattleboro Reformer, Middlesex Beat, Hunger Magazine, Buckle, Poesy, Chiron Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Constellations, Over the Transom, Bathtub Gin, and many others. Holder is the director of the Newton Free Library Poetry Series in Newton, Mass. He teaches at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, and Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. He recently received a citation from the Massachusetts State House of Representatives for his work as a poet, professor, editor and publisher. In the summer of 2015 he was presented with the Allen Ginsberg Community Service Award from the Newton Writing and Publishing Center. Holder's latest collection of poetry is " Portrait of an Artist as a Young Poseur 1974 to 1983" Big Table Books) Holder has run poetry groups at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. for over 30 years.

Interview with Doug Holder in Poesy Magazine. http://poesy.org/doug_holder_interview.html

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