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Bob Holman

Bob Holman's eighth book is A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, a collaboration with Chuck Close (Art of this Century/Pace Editions). He was a founder of Mouth Almighty/Mercury Records, the first major label devoted to poetry, and created The United States of Poetry for PBS. He is Chief Curator of the People's Poetry Gathering, Poetry Guide at, and Proprietor of the Bowery Poetry Club ( He was recently appointed Visiting Professor of Writing at Columbia University, and received the 2003 Barnes & Noble "Writers for Writers" Award.

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