About Us

Members are the heart of PSNH

When poetry is who you are


To celebrate and foster poets and poetry in New Hampshire

Promote awareness and appreciation of poetry within the state
Facilitate a strong and diverse state-wide poetic community
Offer poets opportunities to hone their craft
Provide opportunities for poets to showcase their work
Create a presence for PSNH in the greater poetry community

Where we began

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) is an all-volunteer organization that was incorporated in the early 1960s and granted non-profit status soon after. Its primary locus of activity at that time was Manchester, NH, where many of the founding members lived; since then, readings and meetings have been conducted in various regions across the state.


Poetry Events

PSNH celebrates and shares poetry through open mics, workshops, contests and collaborations with other artists. To achieve this, we sponsor and support events all over New Hampshire, including at libraries, art galleries, parks, theaters, and on the radio.

The virtual PSNH Poetry Reading Series on Tuesday nights, has become a popular place for poets near and far to gather via ZOOM.  Have an event you’d like us to share? Please reach out to info@psnh.org.

NH State Poet Laureate

PSNH is proud to be a key contributor to the NH State Poet Laureate program, where we recommend a poet to the Governor following a rigorous application and selection process, and support critical activities related to the position.

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