Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Ibbetson Street Press and Ibbetson Street magazine celebrate the new release of issue 42 and their 20th Year.

Ibbetson Street Press and Ibbetson Street magazine celebrate the new release of  issue 42 and their 20th Year.

( Somerville, Ma.)   Mary Buchinger Bodwell--president of the New England Poetry published her first poem in Somerville's literary magazine Ibbetson Street, Robert Pinsky ( Former U.S. Poet) and Mike Ansara ( Founder of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival) have used adjectives like "impressive" and "distinguished" in describing this literary journal. Sam Cornish ( Former Boston Poet Laureate) opined about the press, "Ibbetson Press books are as varied and more provocative than most publications of poetry." The press, founded by Doug Holder, Richard Wilhelm, and Dianne Robitaille in 1998 will be having it's 20th Anniversary Reading at the Central Branch of The Somerville Public Library--  Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

  Now affiliated with Endicott College, Ibbetson Street has highlighted emerging poets as well as established poets like Afaa Michael Weaver, Ted Kooser, Marge Piercy, Andrea Cohen, Jean Valentine, Brendan Galvin, Cornelius Eady, and many more. It has also has published over 100 books of poetry, and memoir. In addition it has started a Young Poet Series at Endicott College that publishes the work of talented undergraduates. The potluck supper will start at 6 PM, and the reading at 7 PM. Hope to see you there!


  1. This sounds amazing, wish I could be there to celebrate with you, Congrats!!!

  2. Anonymous8:25 AM

    Who is the Artist?

  3. I love the magazine. A lot of great writing contained in this lovely publication. Only one complaint. Who is the cover artist???? It would be nice to know.....

  4. If I were up there I would attend in a heartbeat! BRAVO to all the hard work and commitment Doug and team!