June 25th: Doug Holder Returns

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery (located on 106 Prospect Street in Cambridge) with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On June 25th, Doug Holder will be returning to Stone Soup to celebrate the releasing of his two new chapbooks: No One Dies At The Au Bon Pain by Sunny Outside Press and Of All the Meals I Had Before from Cervena Barva Press.

Doug Holder was born In Manhattan on July 5, 1955. A small press activist,he founded the Ibbetson Street Press in the winter of 1998 in Somerville,Mass. He has published over 30 books of poetry of local and national poets and over 20 issues of the literary journal Ibbetson Street. Holder is aco-founder of The Somerville News Writers Festival, and is the curator of the Newton Free Library Poetry Series in Newton, Mass. His interviews with contemporary poets are archived at the Harvard and Buffalo University libraries, as well as Poet's House in NYC. Holder's own articles and poetry have appeared in several anthologies including: Inside the Outside: AnAnthology of Avant-Garde American Poets (Presa Press) Greatest Hits: Twelve Years of Compost Magazine (Zephyr Press) America's Favorite Poems edited byRobert Pinsky. His work has appeared in such magazines as: Rattle, Doubletake, The Boston Globe Magazine, Poesy, Small Press Review, ArtwordQuarterly, Manifold (U.K.), The Café Review, the new renaissance and many others. He holds an M.A. in Literature from Harvard University.

A sample of Doug Holder's work.

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