Monday, November 07, 2005

The front and back covers were by my long-time friend Gene Smith. Gene is a self-taught artist and has exhibited his work at the "Out of the Blue Gallery" in Cambridge. Born and raised in Somerville, Gene is also an actor who has performed at the A.R.T., Molasses Tank Productions at the Piano Factory (Boston), and regional and community theatres in the region. Gene has also has been an extra in "Spenser for Hire," and numerous independent, student, and major studio films.
Many thanks to Richard Wilhelm our art director for working with Gene to format these pictures for the magazine. Doug Holder * I am told now that the magazine will be out Friday.

To contact Gene: copies are available for $5 make checks payable to Ibbetson Street 25 School St. Somerville, Ma. 02143

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Dec. 6 2005 5:30 PM to 7:45 PM

Fundraiser For "the new renaissance" literary magazine:

" the new renaissance"

"the new renaissance" magazine is having a fundraising reading and reception at the Pucker Gallery 171 Newbury St. Boston, Mass. Food and wine
$40 donation suggestion. Readers: Marc Widershien ( author of "The Life of All Worlds"), Doug Holder ( founder "Ibbetson Street Press")

about tnr page two page three

Kudos from the literary, library,and alternative presses...
"the new renaissance is one of the best literary magazines around. It publishes known and unknown writers from India to Indiana and has only one criterion: excellence. tnr has a unique and vital approach to literature and the arts."-Bill KatzLibrary Journal

"tnr is for a thought-provoking blend of opinions and ideas, consistently fine fiction and poetry and a staunch commitment to the visual arts."The Christian Science Monitor

"Combine the journals of Foreign Affairs, Artforum, TriQuarterly," and Poetry and what do you have? -a multifaceted publication of arts, literature and thought called the new renaissance."-
Small Press Review

"tnris always a wonderful surprise. No library interested in the range of international literature should be without it"-David LyonNew England Foundation for the Arts

"the new renaissance may be based in the Boston area but it has a mailing list with addresses from around the world. With the October 1986 issue tnr continues an 18-year old tradition - - the acceptance and nurturing of writers and artists of disparate styles in order to attain both quality and breadth of vision. The next issue of the new renaissance (#21) will contain not only the usual photographs with the non-fiction lead article (...a piece on toxic wastes in the U.S....witten by Greenpeace program director) and the featured artwork, but alos photos accompanying an essay on the history of the first racially integrated [Broadway] musical, Beggars Holiday."-Matthew F. WittenThe Tab

IBBETSON STREET 18 Reading. Dec 10, 2005 McIntyre and Moore Books. 255 Elm St. Davis Square, Somerville, Mass. 3 PM Free.
Featured Readers: Philip E. Burnham, Ann Carhart, and Doug Holder. Open mic to follow--all past and current contributors invited to read.

The Ibbetson Street Press is Somerville’s independent poetry press. Since 1998 the press has published the journal “Ibbetson Street,” and books and chapbooks from a variety of local and national poets and writers. Our books are archived at Harvard, Buffalo, and Brown University libraries, as well as other libraries around the country.
Our reading Dec. 10, will feature three Ibbetson poets with recently published books: Anne Carhart, ( Sanctus! Sanctus! Sanctus!) Doug Holder ( “Wrestling With My Father“), Philip Burnham Jr. ( “Housekeeping”).