Saturday, Nov. 11 ~ 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Three New Hampshire Poets at the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, NH

The New England Poetry Club and the Poetry Society of New Hampshire Present:

Three New Hampshire Poets: Sara Backer, Miriam Levine and Rodger Martin. An open mic (one poem/one page each) will follow the featured poets. Sign up before the reading begins. We look forward to seeing you!

Sara Backer’s first book of poetry, Such Luck, follows two chapbooks: Scavenger Hunt, and Bicycle Lotus, which won the Turtle Island Chapbook Award. Her honors include a prize in the Plough Poetry Competition, ten Pushcart nominations, and fellowships from the Norton Island and Djerassi resident artist programs. Recent publications include Lake Effect, Slant, CutBank Online, Kenyon Review, Poetry
Northwest, and Poetry Ireland. She lives in New Hampshire, works at UMass Lowell, and reads for The Maine Review.

Miriam Levine is the author of Forget about Sleep, her sixth poetry collection, winner of the 2023 Laura Boss Narrative Poetry Award, forthcoming from New York Quarterly Books. Another collection, The Dark Opens, was chosen by Mark Doty for the Autumn House Poetry Prize. Other books include: Devotion, a memoir; In Paterson, a novel. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, and Ploughshares. Levine, a winner of a Pushcart Prize, is a fellow of the NEA and a grantee of the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. She lives in Florida and New Hampshire. For more information about her work, please go to

Rodger Martin’s For All The Tea in Zhōngguó, 2019, follows The Battlefield Guide, and the selection of The Blue Moon Series by Small Press Review as a bi-monthly picks of the year. He’s received an Appalachia award for poetry, NHSCA’s award for fiction, and was a finalist for The Stanley Kunitz Medal in 2023. His work has been translated and published in China. He’s a recipient of numerous fellowships. He was co-editor of The Granite State Poetry Series and Managing Editor of The Worcester
Review for twenty-seven years. His latest manuscript, The Sleeping Dogs of Lubec, is sniffing out publication. ~~ ~~
Toadstool Bookshop
12 Emerald St.
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-8815

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