April 12-14: Nossrat Yassini Poetry Festival at UNH

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Date(s) - April 12, 2024 - April 14, 2024
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University of New Hampshire, Hamilton Smith Hall


Nossrat Yassini Poetry Festival

This April, the University of New Hampshire English Department invites poets and poetry lovers of all ages to join them for a full (free!) weekend of readings, workshops, multi-genre performances, a small press fair, and an outdoor poetry carnival. They will also celebrate the winners of the Nossrat Yassini Poetry Prize and the Granite State Poetry Prize.

The Nossrat Yassini Poetry Festival at UNH will celebrate the power of poetry to unify, bring people together, and build a better community. Poetry is the oldest literary art form and the one we turn to in times of great joy, sorrow, and inspiration. Because we treasure and remember the poems that have influenced our lives, celebrating poetry can bring us together in uniquely powerful ways.

This world class festival will bring together poets, students, teachers, and poetry lovers of all kinds to experience the poetic richness of New Hampshire and the New England community.


April 12, 2024, 6 PM Р8 PM: Kick-off Celebration & Reading РJoin UNH as they  kick off the first annual Nossrat Yassini Poetry Festival with a community ceremony, a reception, a reading featuring Diannely Antigua, and more.
April 13, 2024, 10 AM – 10 PM: Full Day of Poetry Fun – If you can only join UNH for one day of this festival, this is the one: a full day of poetry panels, readings, workshops, a poetry carnival on the lawn, a small press fair, and so much more! Headline reading by Camille Dungy.
April 14, 2024, 10 AM – 1 PM: Poetry Brunch & Closing Reading


University of New Hampshire – Hamilton Smith Hall
95 Main Street Durham, NH 03824