Thursday, July 09, 2009

Doug Holder: Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
Doug Holder
25 School Street
Somerville, MA 02143


617-628-2313
dougholder@post.harvard.edu


EDUCATION
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, M.A. English and American Literature and Language. 1997.

State College of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. B.A. History 1977.

Boston University. Boston, Mass. Liberal Arts. 1973-1975.



ADDITIONAL EDUCATION
University of Massachusetts/Boston, Boston, MA, William Joiner Writers’ Workshop, 2000-2001.

Boston University. Boston, MA, Paralegal Certification. 1989.

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, Massachusetts. Teaching Certificate, 1980.





PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jan. 2014 to Present  Associate Faculty Editor--Endicott Review. Involved with the undergraduate literary review at Endicott College.


Sept. 2010 to... Director of the Ibbetson Street Press at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. Established an office for my independent press, a visiting author series, and connect students with mentors and internships in the Boston area.

July 2010 to... Arts and Idea Faculty. Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. Newton, Mass. Poetry Workshop Leader.

Jan. 2010 to... Adjunct Professor. College Writing. Bunker Hill Community College. Boston, Mass.

Jan. 2004- Feb. 2010. Lecturer. Poetry Workshop Leader. Newton Community Education. Newton, Mass. Seminar: "Residency in the Asylum: Poets of McLean Hospital." Poetry Workshops. 

Sept 2009 to.....
Adjunct Professor, Endicott College, Beverly, Mass/ Humanities Internship Program/Introduction to Creative Writing/College Writing Seminar

Sept 2008 to Present.
ISCS PRESS Littleton, Mass. Senior Editor. Involved with the promotion of book projects for this publishing service agency.

2006 to Present.
Book Review Editor, Wilderness House Literary Review

2006 to 2007.
Middlesex Beat. Shirley, Mass. Feature writer for this monthly arts magazine.

2004 -2007
Public Relations Consultant, the new renaissance literary magazine, Endicott College, Peabody, MA. Established affiliation and office for the magazine with Endicott College in 2007

2003- 2010.
Co-Director and Founder. Somerville News Writers Festival. Somerville, Mass.This yearly festival featured such writers as Robert Pinsky, Tom Perrotta, Junot Diaz, Andre Dubus lll, Franz Wright, Sue Miller, Alex Beam, Frank Bidart and many others...

2003-Present
Host, Poet to Poet: Writer to Writer, Somerville Community Access TV, Somerville, MA Interviewed poets and writers such as: Elizabeth Swados, Afaa Michael Weaver, Michele Hoover, DeWitt Henry, Sam Cornish, etc...

2002-Present
Curator, Newton Free Library Poetry Reading Series, Newton, MA

2001-Present
Arts Editor, The Somerville News, Somerville, MA.

2000 to 2001 President. Stone Soup Poets. Boston, Mass.

2000 to  Present.  Advisory Board Member--Tapestry of Voices/ Boston National Poetry Festival. Boston, Mass. Tapestry of Voices is a literary outreach program founded by Harris Gardner.

1999 -Present.
Boston editor. Poesy Magazine. Santa Cruz, Ca.

1998-Present.
Publisher, Ibbetson Street Press, Somerville, MA

1992.
Editorial Assistant, Boston Review, Somerville, MA

1982 – present
Counselor and Poetry Workshop Leader, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA




BOOKS AUTHORED

POETRY

Eating Grief at 3A.M.   (Muddy River Books 2013)

Poems from the Left Bank:  (Alternating Current-2010)

The Man in the Booth in the Midtown Tunnel (Cervena Barva Press, 2008)

Of All The Meals I Had Before (Cervena Barva Press, 2007)

No One Dies at the Au Bon Pain (sunnyoutside, 2007)

Wrestling With My Father (Yellow Pepper Press, 2005)

Dreams at the Au Bon Pain (Ibbetson Street Press, 2003)

Waking In A Cold Sweat (Ibbetson Street Press, 1999)

Poems of Boston and Just Beyond: From the Back Bay to the Back Ward (Alpha Beat Press, 1998)




NON-FICTION

From the Paris of New England: Interviews with Poets and Writers (Ibbetson Street, 2009)

Louisa Solano: The Grolier Poetry Book Shop (non-fiction) (Ibbetson Street Pres, 2006)

Food As A Symbol...In the Fiction of Henry Roth. ( Harvard University Masters Thesis--1997)
Adviser: Ruth Wisse.




SELECTED INTERVIEWS

Some of my interviews with contemporary poets and writers, both audio and video, are housed at Buffalo University, Harvard University and Poet’s House (NYC) libraries. Below is a list of selected interviews I conducted with poets, writers, and other figures in the Arts.

Robert Creeley (Wilderness House Literary Retreat), Lois Ames (Biographer of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath -- Poet to Poet/Writer to Writer-Somerville Community Access TV), Afaa Michael Weaver (author of "Plum Flower Dance"-- Poet to Poet...) Lan Samantha Chang (Director of the Iowa Writers Workshop -- The Somerville News), Tom Perrotta (Author of "Little Children" The Somerville News), Pagan Kennedy,(The Middlesex Beat), Mort Sahl (The Somerville News), Sarah Hannah (Author of "Longing Distance"-- Poet to Poet...) Steve Almond (Author of "Candyfreak," The Somerville News), Martha Collins (Author of "Blue Front"-- Poet to Poet...) Shay Duffin (Actor-"Confessions of an Irish Rebel" The Somerville News.) Tino Villanueva (Winner of the American Book Award, Boston University Professor...) Claire Messud (The Somerville News), Mark Pawlak (Hanging Loose Press- Poet to Poet), Dick Lourie (The Somerville News), Charles Coe (Mass. Cultural Council- Poet to Poet...), C. Michael Curtis (Atlantic Fiction editor)-- (The Littleton Independent), Sam Cornish (Boston Poet Laureate), Clayton Eshleman (Translator), Elizabeth Swados (Poet,and Obie Award-winning Playwright), Fred Marchant, Eve Bridburg (Founder of Grub St.) Chris Castellani, Ruth Lepson (Poet-in-Residence/New England Conservatory of Music), Celia Gilbert, Jay Atkinson (Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac's Lost Highway and My Search for America) a Charlotte Gordon (The Woman Who Named God.) Joan Leegant Wherever You Go.) Nancy Rubin Stuart (The Muse of the Revolution), Daniel Kimmel (Past President of the Boston Society of Film Critics and the author of the Fourth Network) Michelle Hoover (The Quickening), Hugh Fox (Founding editor of the PUSHCART PRIZE), DeWitt Henry (Founder of Ploughshares), Jessica Treadway, Debra Spark, Marc D. Goldfinger, ( Poetry Editor-- Spare Change News), Elizabeth Searle,  Perry Glasser ( Riverton Noir),  Ed Hamilton ( Legends of the Chelsea Hotel), Charles Plymell, Ira Wood ( You're Married to Her?) Kathleen Spivack  ( Robert Lowell and his Circle) Alan Kaufman ( Outlaw Bible of American Literature) Sassan Tabatabai ( Former poetry editor of The Republic of Letters) Lisa Borders (The 51st State) Denise Provost ( Mass. state legislator/poet) Elizabeth Graver (" The End of the Point") Ralph Pennel ( Fiction Editor--Midway Journal) Katrin Schumann, Dan Gewertz  (Boston Herald Arts Columnist) Andrew Sofer ( Author of  Dark Matter--Professor of English/ Boston College) Sherrill Tippins ( Author of Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel) Alan Feldman ( A Sail to a Great Island) Jon Garelick ( Boston Phoniex Jazz Critic) Daniel Tobin (The Net) Anthony Sammarco ( Lost Boston) Nicole Terez Dutton ( If One of us Should Fall) Neil Callender, Bonnie ZoBell ( What Happened Here) Norah Piehl (Director of Communications and Development for the Boston Book Festival)  Janice Rebibo ( Winner of the President of Israel Award), author of the poetry collection  My Ballooning Heart.





PUBLICATION CREDITS – Poetry & Prose (Partial list.)


The Boston Globe Magazine, The Boston Globe, Aurorean, Synergest, America’s Favorite Poems (Edited by Robert Pinsky) Middlesex Beat, PRESA, Northeast Corridor, 96 Inc., Manifold (UK), Toronto Quarterly, The Small Press Review, Dudley Review (Harvard University), Writer’s Journal, Buckle, HAZMAT, Raintown Review, Illyia's Honey, The Long Island Quarterly,  Poetry Bay, Quercus Review, Microbe (Belgium), Rattle, Caesura, The CafĂ© Review, STUFF, the new renaissance, Istanbul Literary Review, Kaleidoscope, Endicott Review, Iodine, The Boston Poet, Main Street Rag, Free Verse, Poesy, Poetica, COMPOST, Sahara, Harvard Mosaic, Voices Israel, American Poetry Monthly, Poetry Motel, The Best of the Boston Literary Magazine, sunnyoutside reader, Inside the Outside: An Anthology of American Avant-Garde Poets (Presa Press),The Jewish Advocate, Poetry Monthly International( U.K.),Poiesis, Houston Literary Review, Poetry Quarterly, Brattleboro Reformer, Ressacs (France), Library As Incubator Project, Steam Ticket: A Third Coast Review, Sub-Terrain ( Canada), Wilderness House Literary Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, Spare Change News,The Brooklyn Voice, Decomp, Word Riot, The Green Door (Belgium),Orange Room Review, Boston Poetry Magazine,Constellations, Fox Chase Review, Blue Fifth Review and others.




COURSES TAUGHT
College Writing Seminar: Urban American Society, English Composition, Internship Seminar in Humanities, Introduction to Creative Writing, Introduction to Poetry, Poetry Workshop: It Could Be Verse, Residencies in the Asylum: Poets of McLean Hospital.



READINGS, LECTURES, ETC... (Partial list)

Longfellow House Summer Series.  July, 2014  New England Poetry Club. X.J. Kennedy Tribute. Featured reader with X.J. Kennedy, Michael Casey, and Tomas O'Leary.


Dire Literary Series.  July 2014. Out of the Blue Gallery, Cambridge, Mass. Featured reader.


Endicott College.   July 2014.   "Finding Your Inner Poet" Lead a couple of seminars for incoming freshman about poetry and poetry writing.


McLean Hospital.  Visions of Excellence Award. June 2104. Belmont, Mass. Collaborated with musician/composer Jack Holland on the poem "Somewhere" read  for the award winner Kareen Eka, RN, and audience.


Cambridge River Festival. June 2014. Featured reader at the poetry tent organized by Cambridge Poet Populist Lo Galluccio.


Cervena Barva Press Reading. June 2014.  Somerville Center for the Arts Armory. Featured reader with Bonnie ZoBell and Robert Kloss.


Mass. Poetry Festival.  May 2014.  Salem, Mass. Poets in the Asylum: The Poets of Mclean Hospital. Moderator and panelist with Kathleen Spivack ( "Robert Lowell and his Circle" ) and Bob Clawson ( Band manager for Anne Sexton and Her Kind).


Mass Poetry Festival. May 2014  Salem, Mass. . Poets with New Books Reading.


Montserrat College. April 2014.  Beverly, Mass. Like One: Poems for Boston anthology reading. Featured reader.


Boston Public Library  April 2014.  Boston National Poetry Festival.  Featured Reader.


Endicott College.  April 2014.  Like One: Poems for Boston anthology reading. Featured reader.


Christ Church Reading and Writing Group  Hamilton, Mass. March 2014. Featured reader.


Endicott College. March 2014. Faculty Reading.


Arts Armory Jan. 2014 Somerville, Mass.. Endicott College Creaive Writing Faculty Reading. First and Last Word Series. Readers: Dan Slar, Debbie Finkelstein and Doug Holder.


Somerville Public Library. Jan. 2014  Somerville, Mass.  Featured Reader.  Celebration of the Bagel Bard anthologies (1-8) induction into the Historical Collection.


Arts Armory. Somerville, Mass. Dec. 2013 Featured reader for Ibbetson Street reading in the First and Last Word Series.


Gloucester Writers Center.  Gloucester, Mass. Nov. 2013  Featured reader with faculty and Endicott Young Poet Series authors Emily Pineau, and Meghan Perkins.



Littleton Rotary Club. Littleton, Mass. Nov. 2013. Guest Speaker.


Bunker Hill Community College. Oct. 2013. Boston Strong/Boston Proper Reading and Art Exhibit. Featured Reader.


Endicott College. Beverly, Mass. Oct 2013.  Guest Lecturer. Advanced Poetry Seminar.


Endicott College. Beverly, Mass. July 2013.  " Finding Your Inner Poet"   Taught two sections of this course for incoming Freshman. 


The Jordan Rich Show June 2013. WBZ Radio.   Talked about my essay "The State of Poetry" published on the Massachusetts Poetry site.


Ibbetson Street 33 Reading  June 2013.  Somerville, Mass.  Host//Reader.  The Book Shop at Ball Square.


Mass. Poetry Festival.  May 2013.  Salem, Mass.  " Dead Poets Among the Living Panel"  Read and discussed the works of Harvey Shapiro.


Boston National Poetry Festival.   April 2013.  Boston Public Library. Featured Reader.


New England Poetry Club   Harvard University  April 2013.  Featured reader with Victor Howes, Michael Casey, and Tomas O'Leary.


Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference   March 2013. Hynes Auditorium.   Boston, Mass.   Look of the Book Panel.   Panelist.


AWP Offsite Event.  March 2013.  Celebration of the life of Hugh Fox.  Grolier Poetry Room.
Somerville, Mass.  Featured reader.


Arts of Words Series.  March 2013  Plymouth Center of the Arts.  Plymouth, Mass.  Featured reader with Charles Coe.


Cervena Barva Press Reading Series.  Feb. 2013   Arts Armory, Somerville, Mass.  Featured reader.


Wine Hour Readings. Jan. 2013  Moksa.  Central Square, Cambridge.  Hosted the first of a series of readings sponsored by Merrimack Media that featured poet Kathleen Spivack, Margaret Young and others.
 

Blogspot Radio. Oct. 2012.  Doug Holder interviewed by R. Jeffreys host of the internet radio show The Write Step.
 

Bunker Hill Community College. Oct. 2012. Featured Reader. Boston, Mass.  Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Celebration of Fenway Park.


Boston Public Library.  Sept. 2012. Featured Reader. 100,000 Poets for Change.


Medicine Wheel Productions. Sept. 2012.  South Boston, Mass.  Small Literary Press Festival. Host and organizer. ( Event was in conjunction with the annual international event  100,000 Poets For Change)


Endicott College. July 2012.  Beverly, Mass.  Summer Workshop Leader. Finding Your Inner Poet.


Stone Soup Poets 40th Birthday Reading  May 2012. Out of the Blue Art Gallery, Cambridge, Mass. Featured reader.


Laughter at the Grolier  May 2012. Bloc 11, Somerville, Mass. Read with X.J. Kennedy and others in a fundraiser for the Grolier Poetry Book Shop.


Boston National Poetry Festival  April 2012. Boston, Mass. Copley Square-Main Branch--Boston Public Library. Featured Reader.


Library As  Incubator Project. April, 2012.  Featured Poet: Doug Holder. . http://libraryasincubatorproject.org


Mass. Poetry Festival. April 2012. Salem, Mass.  "Dead Poets Among the Living Reading."


Poetic Lines.  March, 2012. Hopkinton, Mass. Hopkinton Cable Access TV. Interviewed by journalist Elizabeth Lund. .


Grace Paley Tribute Reading. Dec. 2011. Sponsored by The William Joiner Center U/Mass Boston. Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church-- Cambridge, Mass.


Grolier Poetry Room. Nov. 2011. 11 Bow St. Somerville, Mass. "Madness at the Grolier." Organized and was a host/reader of this inauguration of the new Grolier Poetry Book Shop Poetry Room. Feature readers included Lois Ames, Kathleen Spivack, Bob Clawson and others...


Cape Cod Writers Center. Aug 2011. Small Press Panel. Craigsville, Mass.


Yanafide Foundation. "You are not Alone Series."June, 2011. Brockton Public Library Brockton, MA.


The First Annual Writers Conference. June, 2011. Hunter College. NYC. Small Press Panel.


Mass. Poetry Festival.
Salem, Mass. May 2011. The Life of a Poet Panel. Particpated with poets Susan Rich, Ravi Shaukar, Aimee Nezukmatahil, and Jennifer Jean.


Cambridge Center for Adult Education. April, 2011. Cambridge, Mass. Writers Life Series. Anthologies and Group Publishing Panelist. .


Southern Connecticut State University. April, 2011. New Haven, CT. Publishing and Writing Life Workshop. Conducted workshops that concerned the small press and publishing. Also discussion of the writer's life: how to make a living and continue to pursue your art. .


Center for the Arts at the Arts Armory.
Jan. 2011  First and Last Word Series. Somerville, Mass. Read with Lloyd Schwartz and Ifeanyi Menkiti. .


Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. Nov., 2010.  Newton, Mass. Publishing Panel. Jewish Book Fair.


Concord Poetry Center.
Concord, Mass. Featured reader. Concord Poetry Festival. Oct., 2010


Bunker Hill Community College.
Boston, Mass. Featured reader. Oct, 2010.


Boston Tea Party Poetry Marathon. Featured Poet. Outpost Gallery. Cambridge, Mass. July, 2010.


Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. July 2010.   Director and workshop leader of the Ibbetson Street Press: Writing, Publishing and Reading Series. Newton, Mass.


Guest Columnist. Sketchbook:A Journal for Eastern & Western Short Forms.
June 2010 to Present.


Newton Open Studios.
Featured Poet. Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. Newton, Mass. May 2010.


Perkins School for the Blind. April, 2010 Watertown, Mass.(Olive Lacy Recording Studio) Recording of Holder's poetry collection "The Man in the Booth in the Midtown Tunnel" (Cervena Barva Press-2008) for an audio book for the Blind. The book will be sent to the National Library for the Blind, part of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. .

Cambridge Populist Poetry Festival. April 2010 Featured Reader. Cambridge, Mass.


Cornelia Street Cafe. Dec. 2009 New York City. Featured Reader.


Wayland Public Library.
Wayland, Mass. Poetry Workshop. Oct 2009.


Mass. Poetry Festival. Lowell, Mass. Oct 2009.
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KGB BAR NYC Featured Reader Oct. 2009


Portsmouth Poet Laureate Reading Series Portsmouth, NH Oct.2009


New England Poetry Club, Publishing Panel April 2009


Publishing Panel, Harvard Alumni Association, April 2009


Publishing Panel, Cape Cod Writer’s Center
, August 2008


Lecturer and Reader at the Voices Israel Reuben Rose International Poetry
Competition Reading at ZOA HOUSE, Tel Aviv, Israel. I lectured and read from my own work at this annual ceremony. I conducted workshops in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem. December 2007


Host & Organizer, Club Passim Poet's Theatre. January 2007 "A Celebration of Somerville's Small Presses.”


Featured Poet.  May 2007. WOMR, Provincetown Radio’s Poet's Corner,


William Joiner Writers' Workshop.U/Mass Boston.  June, 2007. Publishing Panel.


Jordan Rich Show. WBZ Radio. Boston, Ma. "The Muses" 2006.


New England Poetry Club.Harvard University, 2005. Featured Reader. 
 

Grolier Poetry Reading Series. Harvard University, 2005.  Featured Reader


Endicott College.Visiting Poet.  2005


Co-founder. Somerville News Writers Festival. 2003 to 2010. Somerville, Mass.


Featured Reader, Boston National Poetry Festival
. 2001 to Present. Boston Public Library (Copley Square)


Workshop Leader, Arts/first: Promising Student Arts Program,  2002.  Boston.


Featured Reader, Mass. Poetry Society, 2000.









ORGANIZATIONS.

Wellspring House Writers Retreat. Residency. Ashfield, Mass. 2009

Member, Poets Advisory Board for the "Poetry Outreach Project,” Massachusetts Cultural Council) Present - 2006 to Present.

Member, Poets House. New York City, 2005 to 2007

Founding Member, Pushcart Prize Fellowship, 2005.

Bagel Bards. Somerville, Mass. Co-Founder. 2004 to Present







ANTHOLOGIES, TEXTS (PARTIAL LIST)


Mo Jo': The Joe the Poet Anthology (Edited by John Roche)  "It's Tough to be a Writer." (Beatlick Press, N.M.-2014)

Like One: Poems for Boston. " Spring, This Ain't A Love Poem." ( Chocolate Chili Press-Boston-2013)

The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath. Carl Rollyson (2013). Cited interview: " Lois Ames: Confidante of Plath and Sexton" by Doug Holder.  Boston Area  Small Press and Poetry Scene. (2005)

 Lummox: Favorite Poems.  (Lummox Press)  Holder is the Boston editor and a contributor to this anthology. Oct. 2012.

Conversation Pieces: Selected Interviews. (Presa Press) Eric Greinke. 2012. Holder interviews poet, publisher Eric Greinke.

LAST CALL: The Bukowski Legacy Continues. (Lummox Press) Edited by R.D. Armstrong. 2011.

On the River: The Cambridge Community Poem. Edited by Peter Payack. (Cambridge Arts Council) 2011.

African Americans and Community: Engagement in Higher Education Community (Lexington Books)  by Stepahnie Y. Evans. Cited " Books of Hope Brings the Writer Out in Somerville Youth"  by Doug Holder.  The Somerville News.( 2008)  2010.

Teacher, Education, Diversity and Community Engagement in Liberal Arts Colleges (State Univ. Of New York Press). by Lucy W. Mule.  Cited " Books of Hope Brings the Writer Out in Somerville Youth"  by Doug Holder.  The Somerville News.( 2008) 2010.

Fresh Grass: 32 Independent Poets (Presa Press) (2010)

City Lights. Brockton Poetry Society  (Brockton, Mass.) (2009)

Best of the Boston Literary Magazine (2009)

Home Anthology  (Eden Waters Press 2008)

Wilderness House Literary Review Anthology (ISCS) Press, 2007

Inside the Outside. An Anthology of American Avant-Garde Poets. (Presa Press) 2006

Empty Phantoms: Interviews and Encounters with Jack Kerouac by Paul Maher, Jr.. ( Thunder Mouth Press, NY)  Cited " Interview with Louisa Solano" by Doug Holder.  Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene. 2005.

America’s Favorite Poems, Robert Pinsky, Editor (Introduction to Robert Lowell’s “Waking in the Blue") (Norton)

Out of the Blue Writers' Unite (Crooked River Press) 2004.

Greatest Hits: Twelve Years of Compost Magazine. (Zephyr Press)

Bagels with the Bards. (1-9) Anthology. (Ibbetson Street Press) 2006, 2007, 2008.

Chaos Theory (Scars Publications) 2005.

City of Poets: 18 Boston Voices. Contributing editor. (Singing Bone Press, 2000)




PRESS, MEDIA, RECENT PUBLICATIONS, etc... (Partial List)


Aug. 2014.  Fox Chase Review.  Review of  "A Hard Summation" by Afaa Michael Weaver.  (Online)
http://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/category/book-reviews/


 June 5, 2014.  Flash Fiction Chronicles. "Doug Holder Uncovered" Interview with Susan Tepper  (Online) Flash Fiction Chronicles/Doug Holder Uncovered


June 2, 2014.  The Boston Globe. " To Do List: A stack of three."   "... Eating Grief at 3AM is one of those rare collections with every poem as delicious as the stack of syrup-saturated pancakes you used to tuck into a Bickford's in the wee hours of the morning." Quote in article used from The Boston Literary Magazine.


May 2014.  Gently Read Literature." Ambiences: Bonnie ZoBell reviews Doug Holder's Eating Grief at 3A.M."   http://bonniezobell.com/bonnie-zobell-blog/ambiences-bonnie-zobell-reviews-doug-holders-eating-grief-3/


April 2014.  Oddball Magazine. " I saw myself on the Dudley Bus one day."  ( Poem) online.
http://oddballmagazine.com/2014/04/21/oddball-magazines-poetry-marathon-presents-doug-holder/


March 2014.  The Brooklyn Voice.  " A Tongue Sandwich"  (Online) Poem.  http://www.brooklynvoice.com/2014/03/03/february-poetry-selection-poets-poetsdoug-holder-jason-dean-arnold-allison-grayhurst-jason-constantine-ford


Feb. 2014   Blue Fifth Review.  (Online) "A Hollow Man" (Poem) http://bluefifthreview.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/blue-five-notebook-february-2014-14-3/


Jan. 2014  The Contributor. Nashville, Tennessee  " A Letter from an Old Jewish Poet" ( Poem- Print)


Jan. 2014.       Somerville Patch.   (Online)    " A Chat with Somerville's Local Poet Extraordinaire"                                                 http://somerville.patch.com/groups/villen-community-news/p/a-chat-with-villes-local-poet-extraordinarie


Jan. 2014.   Fox Chase Review. (Online) Review of "Devotion" by Miriam Levine http://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/devotion-a-memoir-by-miriam-levine/


Jan. 2014.   Every Writers Resource ( Online) " He wore shoes a size too small" (Poem)             http://www.everywritersresource.com/poemeveryday/wore-shoes-size-small-doug-holder/


Dec. 2013.  Constellations: A Journal of Poetry and Fiction. (Print) "A Vacant Stare at the Sky"


Dec. 2013.  Oddball Magazine. (Online) "Eating Grief at Bickford's" (Poem) http://oddballmagazine.com/2013/12/04/poem-by-doug-holder/


Nov. 2013.  LUMMOX (2) (Print) "High Line" (Poem)


Nov. 2013.  The Littleton Independent ( Littleton, Mass.)" Editor Speaks about literary magazine in Littleton"


Nov. 2013  Boston Literary Review.  Review of " Eating Grief at 3am" by Doug Holder    http://www.bostonliterarymagazine.com/fall09reviews.html


Oct. 2013. Fox Chase Review.  Review of Ghost Dance in Berlin by Peter Wortsman. ( Memoir) online.   http://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/ghost-dance-in-berlin-a-rhapsody-in-gray-by-peter-wortsman/


Sept 2013.  Composer Kate Chadbourne puts "Her back is to me, as she faces the sea" by Doug Holder (poem) to music.  http://k002.kiwi6.com/hotlink/hlikusxvv2/her_back_is_to_me.m4a


Sept. 2013.  The Brooklyn Voice. ( Poem) Online. " My shirt is off at the sea"  http://www.brooklynvoice.com/2013/09/03/september-poetry-collection


Aug 2013.  Go Read Your Lunch. "The Quiet Room." (Short Story)  Online.   http://goreadyourlunch.blogspot.com/2013/08/thequietroom.html


Aug. 2013.  Boston Poetry Magazine. " Kentucky Fried Chicken."  "Her back is to me, as she faces the sea."  Online.  http://bostonpoetry.wordpress.com/tag/doug-holder/


July 2013.  Big River Poetry Review. ( Baton Rogue, Louisiana) Volume 1. "You know it's tough being a writer."


July  2013. Like One: Poems for Boston. (Anthology for Boston One Fund.) " Spring, this ain't a love poem." (Print)


July 2013. Spare Change News. (Boston, Mass.) " The Mugging: Times Square: 1973."  " A Hollow Man"
(Poems)  Online  http://www.sparechangenews.net/node/1516  and Print.


July 2013. Shalom Magazine. (Print) " Holder on the State of the Written Word" by Susie Davidson.


July 2013. (Online)  "Transcendence" (Poem) Mass. Poetry Website.  http://masspoetry.org/2013/05/12/transcendence-by-doug-holder/


June 2013.  (Online)  Doug Holder: The State of Poetry. ( Essay)  Mass. Poetry Website.
 http://masspoetry.org/2013/06/21/doug-holder-the-state-of-poetry/


June 2013. BAGEL BARDS 8. (ISCS PRESS)  "Inside a Cloud." (Poem)


April 2013.  PRESA 18. (Print)  "Oh don't," she said, "It's cold. (Poem)  http:/www./presapress.com


March 2013.  Stone Soup Presents: Fresh Broth. ( Print)  It's Late at Night and the Fruit is Bad. ( Poem)


March 2013.   Poetry Superhighway. ( online) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  (Poem)
http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/2013/03/april-1-7-doug-holder-and-jonathan-hayes/


March 2013.   Big River Poetry Review. (online)  Living in Your Pajamas.  (Poem)http://www.bigriverpoetry.com/1/post/2013/03/doug-holder-finds-his-subject-in-domesticic-disarray.html


March 2013.  Endicott Oberver.  Endicott College. Beverly, Mass.   Emily Pineau Nominated for Pushcart Prize in Poetry by Professor Doug Holder.


March 2013.  The Brooklyn Voice.  Great Hatred in a Small Room. (Poem)  http://www.brooklynvoice.com/2013/03/25/spring-in-new-york-winter-in-the-air-a-collection-of-poems-poets-doug-holder/



March 2013.  Wicked Local. Plymouth, Mass.  Plymouth Center for the Arts: More than meets the eye. ( Article about poetry reading with featured poets Doug Holder and Charles Coe)  http://www.wickedlocal.com/plymouth/features/x2082713309/PLYMOUTH-CENTER-FOR-THE-ARTS-More-than-meets-the-eye#axzz2NxfAOhmT


Jan 2013.  Orange Room Review.  (Online)   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome .  http://theorangeroomreview.webs.com/bydholderfeb13.htm



Dec 2012. Spare Change News. (Cambridge, Mass.) Dalai Lama Issue.  Poems.  Change My Breath and It's Late at Night and the Fruit is Bad.  http://sparechangenews.net/news/poems-doug-holder



Nov. 2012.  Spoonful: A Gathering of Stone Soup Poets.  A Tear from a Glass Eye (Online)http://spoonfuljournal.blogspot.com/2012/10/poem-by-doug-holder.html



Nov. 2012.  The Green Door. (Poems). Old Women at the Market Basket: Somerville, Mass, Fortune Cookie.


Sept 2012. Fox Chase Review.  Review of  Time Being by Joe Torra ( Online)  http://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/time-being-an-improvisation-by-joe-torra/



June 2012. Poetry Quarterly. Interview with Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish with Doug Holder.



May/June 2012: Small Press Review. Doug Holder reviews San Francisco Poems by A.D. Winans.



April 26, 2012:  Library As An Incubator Project.   Featured Poet.  (Online)   http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/?p=4000


March 8, 2012: Brattleboro Reformer .Giving Birth to a Book  Review by Doug Holder. Brattleboro, Vermont. ( Review of the poetry anthology  The Bones We Carry.--Streetfeet Press)


Dec. 13, 2011 .Endicott Observer. Beverly,  Mass. Editor of Connecticut Review Reads Poetry for Visiting Author Series by Amy Zylberman. .( Holder is the director of the Series at Endicott College)


Oct. 16, 2011. The Boston Globe. Word On The Street: A time of total insanity by Jan Gardner.  (Article on the Grolier Poetry Room Reading Series co-founded by Holder).



Aug. 4, 2011.The Bay State Banner. Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish: The Interview.
Interview with Doug Holder. http://baystatebanner.com/news/2011/aug/03/poet-talks-history-politics-and-the-black-arts/


July 8, 2011 Fictionaut Blog Checking in with Ibbetson Street Press. by Anita Gray.


May 2011. The Endicott College Blog. Beverly, Mass. The Write Stuff: English Students Contributing to Local Small Press and Poetry Blog.


Jan 16, 2011. The Boston Globe. Reinterpreting Shylock by Jan Gardner.


Sept 26, 2010. The Boston Globe. Somerville Literary Partnership. by Danielle Dreilinger (Article about the Ibbetson Street Press/Endicott College affiliation)


July 16, 2010. The Jewish Advocate.  Holder hosts Jewish bards of Boston by Zvi A. Sesling.


June 2010. Shalom Magazine. Local poetry publisher hones adventurous side in Eretz Yisroel by Susie Davidson


Dec 6, 2009. The Boston Globe. SHELFLIFE. McLean Poetry. by Jan Gardner. (An article about Holder's course on the poets of McLean Hospital.)


Aug 11, 2009. Boston.Com (Boston Globe Website) Bagel Bards eat up weekly poetry chats (Holder is the founder of the literary organization the Bagel Bards)


July, 2009. SHALOMBOSTON.COM Yiddish, Hot Dogs, and His Father - All Part of Poet Doug Holder's Nostalgia by Zvi Sesling


April, 2009. Ressacs. (France-translation-online).  Interview with Charles Plymell. by Doug Holder
http://interzone-news.blogspot.com/2010/05/french-interview-of-c-plymell-by-doug.html


April 13, 2008. The Boston Globe, It's National Poetry Month-- What Are the Poets Doing?


January 17, 2008. The Somerville Journal, Hear Israel Voices, O Somerville Bard. by Patricia Wild, Columnist. ( Article on Holder's sponsored trip to Israel for "Voices Israel")


July, 2007.  Projection, Lights and Staging News. Doug Holder interviews his brother Don Holder, lighter of the Lion King.


Dec 19, 2007. Jerusalem Post, Visiting Voices, Visiting Boston Poet Doug Holder will give a reading at ZOA HOUSE, Tel Aviv, December 2007.


April 2004. The Somerville News, Doug Holder Leads and Reads at Boston Poetry Festival.


February 2003. Jewish Advocate. Notable Area Jewish Poets Read Work at JP Cemetery.


April 2002. The Jewish Advocate. New Leader of Newton Library Series: Doug Holder Replaces Robert K. Johnson as Host of Poetry Series.


March 10, 2002. The Boston Globe. POET'S MONEY-LOSING PRESS HAPPY TO HAVE A BESTSELLER PUBLISHED by Luba Ostashevsky, Globe Correspondent.


June 2001. Belmont Citizen,  Poets Still Find Inspiration At McLean Hospital.


February 2000. The Boston Globe, Poetic Healing: As the hospital and its clients changed, counselor Douglas Holder adds another dimension by Michael Kenney.


August, 1999. Spare Change News, Doug Holder and the Ibbetson Street Press, Cindy Baron.





AWARDS
, SPECIAL PROJECTS etc…

Founded with Professor Dan Sklar the Young Poet Series -- a project involving publishing poetry collections of talented Endicott College undergraduates. (2013)

Selected to be judge of   Snow Jewel  and Grey Sparrow Flash Fiction/Poetry Contest ( 2014)


Collaborated with Jack Holland, musician/composer and member of the indie rock group Fire Tower on the poem "Somewhere" presented at the McLean Hospital Vision of Excellence Award. (2014)  http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/kipaxjj72f/Poem_Somewhere_by_Doug_Holder_Music_Jack_Holland_McLean_Hospital_Vision_of_Excellence_Award.mp3


Holder's poems  " First Night on the Psychiatric Ward" and  " Cigarette on the Psychiatric Ward" were put to music and dance at the Boston National Poetry Festival ( 2014) The presentation was at the Old South Church in Boston. The music was composed by Berklee College professor Lucy Holtstedt and Choreography by Eleni Arapoglu.


Work from Ibbetson Street 32 ( Holder is publisher of Ibbetson Street) was picked for a Pushcart Prize.  This work will be included in the Pushcart Anthology 2014.


Holder nominated for Pushcart Prize. http://www.pushcartprize.com     (By select members of the board of contributing editors) Feb 2013 and Feb. 2014
( Also nominated for the Pushcart Prize in previous years by the Cervena BarvaPress http://www.cervenabarvapress.com  and sunnyoutside  http://www.sunnyoutside.com )


Established a small press collection at the Hale Library at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. (2011)
 https://evergreen.noblenet.org/eg/opac/results?bookbag=180903;page=0;locg=13;depth=0


Published uder the Ibbetson Street Press imprint the first Boston Poet Laureate's collection of poetry "Dead Beats" by Sam Cornish. (2011)


Producer of the Year Award. Somerville Community Access TV. Award-winning show “Poet to Poet: Writer to Writer.” (2009)


Selected to be Judge of the 2007 Rueben Rose Poetry Award in Israel. This award is presented by the “Voices Israel” organization. Toured Israel; lectured and gave workshops in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel Aviv.

Lucid Moon Poetry Award, “Hardest working editor in the small press,” (2003).

Nominated for two Cambridge Poetry Awards, 2003 to 2004.

Co-founder of The Somerville News Writers Festival 2003-2010.

Three collections of poetry Wrestling With My Father, Poems from Boston and Just Beyond, The Man in the Booth in the Midtown Tunnel were picks of the month in the Small Press Review..

Poetry listed in the “Index of American Periodical Verse”

State of Maine Writer’s Conference. Poetry Award for poem “Gulls at Daybreak.” (2000)

Nominated for three Pushcart Awards.


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ENDICOTT COLLEGE-IBBETSON STREET PRESS PARTNERSHIP

*** From  Mark Herlihy/Asst. Dean of Humanities/Endicott College

            Since September, 2010, the English department and the College in general has benefited immensely from this partnership.  In exchange for the College’s financial support of the non-profit Ibbetson Street Press (ISP), its editor Doug Holder, an adjunct English instructor at the College, has helped connect Endicott to the greater Boston literary scene.  Prof. Holder has arranged for our English students to write and publish book reviews, conduct and publish interviews with prominent authors (e.g Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin, Marge Piercy, and Diana Der-Hovanessian), and publish and present their own creative work.  Through his connections with authors, publishers, and literary arts organizations in greater Boston and beyond, he has expanded the list of potential internship sites for our students and helped place a number of our students at sites.
            Prof. Holder has also used his connections to bring a range of poets, playwrights, essayists, novelists, publishers, performance artists, and storytellers to campus through the Visiting Author Series, the most visible outgrowth of the Endicott-ISP partnership.  These events, which occur twice each semester, and take the form of a public reading or performance followed by a question and answer period, have helped develop a literary community at Endicott.  The Series has featured Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish, Vivian Shipley (editor of the Connecticut Review), Gary Metras (founder of the Adastra Press), Mark Pawlak (Hanging Loose Press), De Witt Henry (founder of Ploughshares Magazine), Tino Villaneuva and Luke Salisbury, and poets Miriam Levine, Fred Marchant, Bert Stern, and Charles Coe.  It has also featured performances by Tom Daley and Michael Mack.   In addition to these public events, Prof. Holder has also arranged for other writers to visit his classes and talk with students about writing.  These writers have included Timothy Gager, Gloria Mindock, Jennifer Jean, Zvi A. Sesling, Steve Glines, Li Min Mo, January O'Neil and Paul Steven Stone.
            The interviews that Endicott English majors conducted with Kumin, Piercy, and Der-Hovanessian were published in recent issues of Ibbetson Street magazine, while reviews by our students of books by Tom Perotta, Lois Ames and others have been published in the Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene, a literary blog that is an offshoot of the Ibbetson Street Press.  Additionally, Prof. Holder has arranged for the publication of selected work by Endicott English majors in The Somerville News, of which he is the Arts Editor.
            The connections that Prof. Holder has helped our students make and the attention that he has brought to their work are significant. Creative Writing concentrator Emily Pineau had her interview with Piercy and one of her poems published in Ibbetson Street.  Prof. Holder also arranged for Emily to read some of her poems at an event sponsored in summer 2012 by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston in Newton, MA.  Zvi A. Sesling, publisher of Muddy River Review, was in the audience.  He was so impressed with Emily’s work that he published some of it in Muddy River and nominated her for a prestigious Pushcart Prize.  Emily was interviewed about her work on NPR (KUNM-FM89.9, Albuquerque, NM, and her work is the first to be featured, in the form of a chapbook entitled No Need to Speak, in the Endicott College/Ibbetson Street Press Young Poet Series.  Each year, an Endicott student’s work will be featured in the series. 
             An additional fruit of the Endicott-Ibbetson Street Partnerhsip is the small press collection that Prof. Holder, working with Library Director Brian Courtemanche, has developed.  The collection, which includes a growing number of books from regional, national, and even international authors, is modeled after holdings at libraries at the University of Buffalo, Brown University, and University of Wisconsin – Madison.







Other Information: McLean Hospital --Belmont Mass

Other Information:               McLean Hospital --Belmont Mass
Doug Holder ran poetry groups for psychiatric patients at this literary landmark for over a decade.McLean Hospital had many famous poet residents: Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, and Anne Sexton ran her famous workshops there. Click on picture to read an article about his experience.

Quotes...

"I've been greatly enjoying your poems. You have a major league talent man."

( Robert Olen Butler- Pulitzer Prize Winner)



"One my aims, in editing THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN LITERATURE was to break down this segregating literary wall that still exists in our country. Two worlds, in which one knows nothing about the fact that writers like Goines and Beck are the biggest selling authors in their communities nationwide. But because of their color and because, as the inmate veterans said Beck and Goines "Keep It Real" they are, to this day, and despite being spellbinding writers of high literary merit, critically ignored, and left completely out of the national discourse. So, it's heartening to know that college students are using this book and gaining exposure to the Other side of American literature. Thank you for your courage in fostering that."



(Alan Kaufman-- Editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Literature)












Doug Holder, a relentless champion of small presses and of grassroots literary gatherings." ( The Boston Globe)








"To Doug: ... who provides a looking house for us all." (Fred Marchant--(Director of the Poetry Center--Suffolk University, Boston, Mass)









...in appreciation for your work for the art of poetry." (Clayton Eshleman--National Book Award--"The Complete Poetry of Cesar Vallejo.")








"...outstanding work. I've always considered you as a humane and dedicated literary artist, an an ally." ( Askia Toure--American Book Award Winner)









" ... A great poet and Boston legend!" ( Jose Gouveia--Poet's Corner-- Provincetown Radio)









"You've done an immense amount in making the Boston area scene a genuine community." ( Pamela Annas-- Associate Dean of Humanities UMASS--Boston)









"You are the heart and soul of this city." ( Sam Cornish-- Boston Poet Laureate)









"I appreciate all your efforts in behalf of poetry." ( Lee Bricetti-Director of Poets House--NYC)









"I love your poetry, your sense of humor, and your dedication to keeping poetry alive." (Lawrence Kessenich--former editor at Houghton Mifflin/Boston and author of "Strange News" (Pudding House)









"I met Doug Holder several years ago when I was invited to do a poetry reading at a Cambridge, Mass. venue...as an arts organizer and teacher Doug is extremely sensitive and perceptive. I believe he can teach and encourage on all levels...I was already familiar with his writings: Poetry, reviews, and articles, and saw how well he could articulate not only on the page but in person." (Lyn Lifshin)









'It is truly amazing that you persist with such energy and endurance in this greatly indifferent& hard pressed climate, unresponsive to genuine artistic efforts outside the ones that bring establishment approval. You give us that prod to go on."

(Marilyn Jurich, PhD Professor of English/Suffolk University--Boston, Mass.)









"With memories firm of your trip to Israel, I make a point of following the Ibbetson St. correspondence and your own work of quality forms, a living pipeline to Harvard, where I did my PhD in French Literature in the sixties. I now see higher education with a different slant and feel my connection to it salvaged and re-inforced by a writer and editor like yourself, a poet expressing those high standards in the direction of poetic truth."(Rena Navon/PhD/Kefar Hasidim, Israel/ "Senancour's search for primitve order in the Reveries" (Harvard University)









"Doug Holder is the cornerstone of the Boston poetry scene." (January O'Neil Cave Canem Fellow/ Executive Director of Mass Poetry Festival, Assist. Professor of English-Salem State University)









"I Want you to know I appreciate all you do to help me get deeper into my poetry work." ( Molly Lynn Watt--Poet Laureate/ The Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement)"









"You are the POEM'S champion." (Mike Basinski--Curator poetry collection University of Buffalo)









"Doug Holder is one of Boston/Somerville/Cambridge's leading literary figures. He is responsible for the creation and growth of a literary community in a major urban area that reaches out and embraces writers warmly." ( Anne Elizabeth Tom-- Executive Director, Cape Cod Writers Center, 2007-2009)












"Thanks for everything you do to encourage and promote the creation-and performance of real, original art!" ( Lucy Holstedt--Asst. Professor of Music/ Berklee College-Boston/ Kirk Etherton-)









"We love Doug here at Grub Street. He has done so much for the writing community." ( Chris Castellani-Director Grub Street-Boston)









" Doug, Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your work with all our patients." (Mark A. Robart/ Director, Partial Hospital & Residental Services--McLean Hospital)









"Along with Stanley Barkan at Cross Cultural Communications in New York, you are the most dedicated nurturer of poetry, poets and publications I have ever been exposed to."-(Peter Fulton--How to Carve An Angel-Seventh Quarry Press)





"He is the best and has done so much for so many. He has always been so good to me and supportive. I can't thank him enough for all his kindnesses and support so yay Doug Holder, he is a supporter for so many of us throughout the country, not just Somerville!" (Founder of the Cervena Barva Press)