Doug Holder papers
Scope and Contents
The collection includes correspondence between Doug Holder and other poets; articles and ephemera including a Somerville Times article by Doug Holder on Allen Ginsberg and Piri Thomas, sunnyoutside press poem card of “The Big Bang” by Doug Holder, Stone Soup Poets flyers, and other materials; 33 audiocassettes of readings and interviews conducted by Doug Holder with various poets and writers; and seven VHS video recordings of poetry readings and interviews. Also included is a DVD of the documentary "The Last Sacred Place of Poetry: Grolier Poetry Book Shop."
Additional materials donated in 2021 include flyers for Stone Soup Poets events, printed email correspondence between John Hodgen, Jared Smith, Raindog, and Afaa Michael Weaver, typed correspondence with Ed Galing, printed articles and clippings. Materials donated in 2022 include pages of the Somerville News from 2005 to 2012 containing Holder's published contributions
- Holder, Doug (Person)
Terms of Access and Use
The Doug Holder papers are open to researchers.
Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and [University Archives or Poetry Collection] before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
Doug Holder is a poet and the founder of Ibbetson Street Press. He is also the arts editor of The Somerville Times and the curator of the Newton Free Library Poetry Series in Newton, MA. He holds an ALM in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University and teaches writing at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston and Endicott College in Beverly, MA.
Holder's publications include Last Night at the Wursthaus, Eating Grief at 3A.M, The Man in the Booth in the Midtown Tunnel, No One Dies at the Au Bon Pain, Wrestling With My Father, and Waking In A Cold Sweat. He co-authored the play "The Patient" with Lawrence Kessenich. He has conducted interviews with poets and writers including Robert Creeley, Clayton Eshleman, Mike Basinski, Fred Marchant, and Jennifer Jean.
2 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 33 audiocassettes, 7 VHS cassettes, and 1 DVD)
Language of Materials
Doug Holder is a poet, teacher, and founder of Ibbetson Street Press. This collection includes correspondence, articles, ephemera, and recorded interviews.
The collection is arranged by material type: Articles, ephemera, correspondence, and audio-visual material.
The Doug Holder papers were donated to the Poetry Collection by Doug Holder in August 2019 and January 2020.
Accruals donated by Doug Holder in 2021.
Accruals and Additions
Some accruals are expected to this collection.
- Finding Aid for the Doug Holder papers
- Finding aid prepared by Matthew Gadziala
- 11 November 2019
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