By Doug Holder
The Ibbetson Street Press Poetry Award is presented at the annual Somerville News Writers Festival (http://somervillenewswritersfestival.com/ ) every year at the Jimmy Tingle Off-Broadway Theatre in Davis Square.
The festival will be held November 11 this year. In past years poets and writers such as Pulitzer Prize winner Franz Wright, Robert Olen Butler, Oscar-nominated novelist Tom Perotta, Iowa Writer’s Workshop head Lan Samantha Chang, Sue Miller ( author of “The Good Mother”), Steve Almond, Boston Globe Columnist Alex Beam, poet Nick Flynn, and many others have read in this event. This year former poet laureate Robert Pinsky will be receiving the Ibbetson Street Lifetime Achievement Award, the other award presented at the festival.