PSNH Open Mic 10/19: Headliners Gail DiMaggio & Kay Morgan at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord

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Date(s) - October 19, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


The Poetry Society of New Hampshire is back! Visit Gibson’s Bookstore from 4:30 – 6pm as we step back into verse! We’re starting the evening with readings from poets Gail DiMaggio and Kay Morgan, followed by a poetry open mic. Bring your favorite poem to read, or something you’ve been working on, or come with appreciative ears to listen! Tell a friend, as we seek to regrow our poetry community meetings in New Hampshire and at Gibson’s.

Gail DiMaggio’s first book, Woman Prime, was selected by Jericho Brown for the 2018 Permafrost Poetry Prize and published by Alaska University Press. Her work has appeared most recently in Valparaiso Poetry Journal and Whiskey Island while poems from her current manuscript, The Broken Doe, have been published in Boston Review and in Raw Arts Review where “We Look into Fire” was a runner up for the Mirabai Prize. Also from that manuscript, a cycle of five “metta” poems won the Passager Poetry Competition for 2021.

Kay Morgan is a teacher, gardener, grandmother and social justice activist in the Seacoast Region of New Hampshire.  Her prose and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She was a Co-editor and contributing essayist to Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire’s North Country which received the NH Writer’s Project award for Outstanding Work of Nonfiction in 2012.  In 2022, Finishing Line Press published her chapbook, Girl, Woman, Bird.  She is currently at work on a full length edition of poems and a collections of essays based on an extensive archive of family papers dating back to 1819.

Masks are strongly encouraged but no longer required for vaccinated attendees. We can’t predict the future course of the pandemic, so Gibson’s reserves the right to institute masking and/or vaccination rules for this event as circumstances dictate.  

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Event date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – 4:30pm Event address: 45 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301

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