Doug Holder, b. 1955, is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press. He teaches writing at Endicott College and Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. He is the arts editor for The Somerville Times. His poetry and prose have appeared in The Boston Globe, Presa, Rattle, Small Press Review, Caesura, Boston Literary Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review and elsewhere. For the past 15 years he has produced a literary interview TV show “Poet to Poet Writer to Writer.” His interviews are archived at Harvard University, U/Mass Boston and elsewhere. Recently he had a dance performance of his poetry by the textmove collaborative in Boston. Holder is the recipient of a citation from the State Legislature of Massachusetts for his work as a poet, editor, publisher, and professor. In 2015 he was awarded the Allen Ginsberg Literary Community Award for his outstanding body of work, and his service and support of the literary community. The play “The Patient” was adapted by playwright Lawrence Kessenich from a short story “The Quiet Room” written by Holder.