Wednesday, June 21, 4:30pm

Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH

Join the Poetry Society of New Hampshire for an afternoon of verse at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH! Our headliners this month are John Perrault, Susana Case, and Margo Taft Stever.

Event date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 4:30pm
Event address: 45 South Main Street Concord, NH 03301

John Perrault is a balladeer, poet, author, and song-writer. Over the years he has performed his songs and poems in numerous venues throughout New England, including The New England Folk Festival, The Maine Festival, The Prescott Park Arts Festival, Chautauqua, Writers' Day for the New Hampshire Writers' Project, The Maine Writers Conference, The Seacoast Writers Conference, Passim, The Stone Church, and countless libraries, schools and coffee houses. He is the author of Jefferson's Dream, The Ballad of Louis Wagner and other New England Stories in Verse, Here Comes the Old Man Now and Season of Shagginess. He was poet laureate of Portsmouth, NH, 2003 - 2005.

Susana H. Case, Ph. D., is the author of eight books of poetry. The Damage Done, from Broadstone Books (2022) is her newest and won a Pinnacle Award for Best Poetry Book. Dead Shark on the N Train, from Broadstone Books (2020), also won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book, as well as a NYC Big Book Awards Distinguished Favorite, and was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. Drugstore Blue, from Five Oaks Press, won an Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY). She is also the author of five chapbooks, two of which won poetry prizes. Her poems appear widely in magazines and anthologies. Recent poems can be found in: Calyx, The Cortland Review, Fourteen Hills, Portland Review, Potomac Review, Rattle, and RHINO, among others. She has been published via translation into Polish, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Case is co-editor, with Margo Taft Stever, of I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Milk and Cake Press (2022) which was a finalist for an American Book Fest award and a International Book Award in the anthology category.

Margo Taft Stever’s full length collections include The End of Horses (Broadstone Books, 2022), winner of a 2022 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award; Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019) shortlisted with honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize; and Frozen Spring (2002 Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry). Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). In 2022, Susana H. Case and Stever edited I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, which was the sole winner of a 2022 Pinnacle Achievement Book Award in the anthology category and was a finalist for the 2022 International Book Award, and the 2022 American Book Fest Award. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Plume; Verse Daily; “poem-a-day” on, Academy of American Poets; Prairie Schooner; Connecticut Review; Cincinnati Review; upstreet; Plant-Human Quarterly; and Salamander. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. She also teaches a poetry workshop for at-risk adolescents at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, New York (

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