On the Platform, by Denis Emorine, takes us to a crowded platform where impatient travelers wait for a train from Paris. We are introduced to a character named Laure. She is waiting for her... More > fiancé Julien to arrive. Is it chance or fate that Laure meets a man named Marek? What transpires is an encounter we may all one day face. How extraordinary that in this crowded landscape, Laure realizes her destiny and his are intertwined.< Less
They’re Dropping Bombs Not Ham Sandwiches, set not so very long ago, between a World War II veteran and a youth caught up in the troubles of Northern Ireland. The play takes place in a... More > hospital corridor and the story illustrates the Second World War through flashbacks.
It is a heart-rending awareness of World War II as seen through the eyes of an elderly hospital patient in 1989. His recollections are shared with a youth who is, as the play eventually reveals, a victim of a terrorist bomb attack in Northern Ireland. Scenes from the war years are illustrated by poetry, dialogue, and action in fantasy sequences, and enacted by the two central characters and three of the hospital staff.< Less
Galluccio's Sarasota VII is a prose-poem that was inspired by the works of Paul Auster, Margurite Duras and Elizabeth Smart. In two parts, this experimental work of passionate memoir explores how... More > death and place and desire intersect in a studio in Florida overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Part 1 explores her lover's loss of his sister Teres, from "evil winning in the
motives of a handful of boys." In the 2nd part, Galluccio writes of her own father's untimely death and her resolve to become whole through years of grief and fragmentation. The theatre in Texas serves as the backdrop for Galluccio's relentless musings. The voracious pull of black holes and the pure ice water of Saturn's rings intermittently interlace the book's narrative rant as a surreal leit motif.< Less
Main Street Rag-- (S. Craig Renfroe, Jr.):
"Aside from being the founder, publisher, and co-editor of the prestigious and influential Ibbetson Street Press, Doug Holder writes poetry with a... More > passion and insight that deserves prestige and influence all its own."
Laurel Johnson ( Midwest Book Review):
"Holder’s work is rich with textual imagery… a master poet who sees the world clearly and shares that vision generously with readers."
Joe Gouveia (Host of Poet's Corner- Provincetown Radio):
" A great poet and a Boston legend."
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Each year, for the forty-two Christmases of our married life, my wife, Louise Hassel Burnham, illustrated the poems I wrote to celebrate the festival season of the years’ ending and beginning,... More > the Solstice, Christmas, and New Year. Her illustrations were in a variety of media: line drawings, block prints (both wood and vegetable), collage and paint. Many of the drawings represent views of our house in Newton, Massachusetts, including such details as the front door, a
mirror in the hall, the fireplace. Others include the names and places of family and friends woven into trees. Louise’s final card, from 2001, is a gathering up of many earlier cards. While the original intent of these cards was to celebrate a single year, together they sum up our lives over four decades. We discussed their publication before her death, and it was she who chose the title, “A Careful Scattering.” In their publication I want to remember our partnership, and to dedicate this book to her memory with love.< Less