Monday, February 01, 2010
(Cervena Barva Press)
Two Somerville presses strut their literary stuff Feb.13 at the Somerville Public Library
Ibbetson Street Press and the Cervena Barva Press will hold a joint celebratory reading at the Somerville Central Library Feb. 13, 2010 -- 2p.m. The two presses are Somerville-based and have prolifically published local, national and international poets and writers. Cervena Barva Press was founded by Somerville resident Gloria Mindock; the Ibbetson Street Press was founded in 1998 by Doug Holder, Richard Wilhelm and Dianne Robitaille.
The reading, held at the central library, is located at 79 Highland Ave. in Somerville. Buses to the library leave from Davis Square and stop at the venue on a regular basis. Open mic and featured readers will be included. Books will be on sale from both of the presses.
The reading’s purpose is to launch the new issue of Ibbetson Street , the literary journal. Ibbetson 26 features poetry from Zvi Sesling, Patricia Brodie, Kim Triedman, Dorian Brooks, Lyn Lifshin, A.D. Winans, Kelly Jean White and others, as well as an exclusive interview with Fred Marchant.
Cervena Barva Press will feature part of its roster of celebrated authors: Francis Alix, Irene Koronas, Tam Lin Neville, and Mark Pawlak
Ibbetson Street publishes the best of the small press and is distributed nationally. They have received notice in The Boston Globe, Harvard Review, Small Press Review, Salamander, PRESA, and other respected journals. Ibbetson’s magazines and books are carried at a host of independent bookstores