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Member Profile: Elizabeth Lund

Poetic Lines is one of our newest Community Channel shows, featuring interviews and discussions with poets and critics. Producer Elizabeth Lund joined NewTV last fall and began recording her show in 2018. She is a poet and reviews poetry every month for The Washington Post. She also reviews for The Christian Science Monitor, where she was the poetry editor for 10 years.

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Elizabeth first learned about NewTV through an ad for Books & Beyond in the Newton Free Library’s newsletter. She credits the staff with helping facilitate her production and improve her skills as an interviewer. Katie Duval, former director of member services, helped Elizabeth upgrade the set, taught her how to edit, and assisted her in assembling a crew for an episode featuring a major poet traveling to Newton as part of his national book tour. Kathleen Golden, production coordinator, has been extremely supportive and helped Elizabeth adjust camera angles, while Jenn Adams, news director, showed her how to improve her on-air presence and makeup.

 

“her show makes poetry 'more accessible, and allows the audience to listen in.'”

 

 

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Each episode introduces a different poet — some emerging, some well known. The video format allows Elizabeth to explore a writer’s work in greater depth versus the print format, in which reviewers are limited by word-count limits. She believes that her show makes poetry “more accessible, and allows the audience to listen in.”

 

 

“they have been viewed by people across the United States, including the Executive Director of the American Academy

of Poets, one of the largest literary organizations in the nation.”

 

NewTV prides itself on its diverse membership of producers who have unique stories to tell. Elizabeth is heartened by the response she’s received and says, “Although I have only taped a few shows so far, they have been viewed by people across the United States, including the Executive Director of the American Academy of Poets, one of the largest literary organizations in the nation.”