being the founder, publisher, and co-editor of the
prestigious and influential Ibbetson Street Press, Doug
Holder writes poetry with a passion and insight that
deserves prestige and influence all its own."
Rag-- S. Craig Renfroe, Jr.
"Holder’s work is rich with textual imagery… a master poet
who sees the world clearly and shares that vision generously
Johnson,Midwest Book Review
A new poetry book by Boston Area Small Press and Poetry
Scene Founder, Doug Holder. "I'm enjoying 'The Man in the
Booth in the Midtown Tunnel' -- perfect poems, especially in
~Dan Tobin -- Director of Creative Writing--Emerson
" It is quintessential Holder& bristles with sardonic wit.
~Eric Grienke (founder of Presa Press)
finished "The Man in the Booth in the Midtown
Tunnel'...greatly enjoyed the menagerie of characters and
imperfect human beings I met along the way. Excellent work
~Paul Steve Stone ( Creative Director W.B.Mason and the
autthor of "Or So It Seems.")
reminded in the pages of this collection of meeting, a year
or two before her death, the artist Alice Neel, who painted
gorgeously surreal ironic portraits of famous and ordinary
people in the 1930's and 40's--and shivering as she looked
me over. Doug Holder looks at the world through a similarly
sharp and amused set of eyes...Rich nuggets of humor and wry
reflection throughout this collection."
~Pamela Annas ( Asst. Dean of Humanities U/Mass
Boston/Reviewer Midwest Book Review)
“....particularly liked The Tunnel—a little masterpiece!”
~Kathleen Spivack ( Permanent Visiting Professor of Creative
Writing/American Literature at the University of Paris)
to tell you this was just about the best chap I ever read, I
absolutely DEVORED it..."
~Robin Stratton--Boston Literary Magazine