Nov. 11: Three New Hampshire Poets at the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, NH

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Date(s) - November 11, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Toadstool Bookshop


Saturday, November 11 @ 2:00PM – 3:30PM (ET)

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