A series of interviews with poets and writers that took place in the "Paris of New England," (Somerville, Mass.) Doug Holder the founder of the small literary press "Ibbetson... More > Street" conducted interviews on his Somerville Community Access TV Show "Poet to Poet: Writer to Writer," as well as for his literary column in The Somerville News, and at the Wilderness House Literary Retreat, founded by his friend Steve Glines. Poets and writers included in this volume are Mark Doty, Tom Perrotta, Pagan Kennedy, Claire Messud, Lan Samantha Chang, Afaa Michael Weaver, Lois Ames, Steve Almond, and many more... There is also some striking photography by Elsa Dorfman and other photographers in this collection. Included is an introduction by Michael Basinski, curator of the University of Buffalo Poetry Collection...< Less
In this current issue of Ibbetson Street we are glad to have the work of Brendan Galvin, Richard Hoffman, Rhina Espalliat, Marge Piercy, Diana Der-Hovanessian, Jean Valentine and others. On the front... More > cover you will notice the Ibbetson Street/Somerville Ave. sign. This is an artful rendition of the sign that marked the first front cover of Ibbetson Street in 1999 as well as marking the first location for the press. The back cover, a painting by Ibbetson Street Press Art/Editor Richard Wilhelm, is a signature scene from the city of Somerville, Massachusetts, where our press continues to thrive.< Less
In this issue we are thrilled to have the work of such noted poets as: Martha Collins, John Skoyles, Jennifer Barber, Daniel Bosch, Dan Tobin, Andrea Cohen, Marge Piercy, Alfred Nicol, Fred Marchant,... More > Kathleen Spivack, and many others. This is the first issue edited by our new managing editor Rene Schwiesow. We are sure you will be pleased with the issue she puts together. Schwiesow and Lawrence Kessenich work on alternate issues and we are
lucky to have these skilled folks on Ibbetson Street.
Also – in Ibbetson Street 34, we have the artwork of Bridget Galway that adorns the front and back covers. Bridget’s artwork and poetry have appeared in a number of issues and we are glad she continues to contribute her fine work to our magazine.< Less