PSNH November Poetry Reading 11/16: Headliners Martha Collins & LR Berger at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord

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Date(s) - November 16, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Gibson's Bookstore


Poetry Society of New Hampshire is excited to announce our November poetry reading at Gibson’s Bookstore from 4:30 – 6pm. Please join us for an evening of poetry with readings from poets Martha Collins and LR Berger. Tell a friend, as we continue to grow our poetry community meetings in New Hampshire and at Gibson’s.

Martha Collins’ eleventh book of poetry, Casualty Reports, will be published in the Pitt Poetry Series in October 2022. Her tenth book, Because What Else Could I Do (Pittsburgh, 2019), won the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award. Her previous poetry books include two volumes of linked sequences, Night Unto Night and Day Unto Day (Milkweed, 2018 & 2014), and three works that focus on race and racism: Admit One: An American Scrapbook (Pittsburgh, 2016), White Papers (Pittsburgh, 2012), and Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006).  Collins founded the Creative Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and for ten years served as Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and currently teaches (and is available for) short-term workshops. Website:

L.R. Berger has been the grateful recipient of fellowships and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the PEN New England Discovery Award, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the American Academy in Rome, MacDowell, the Blue Mountain Center, Hedgebrook, and Wellspring. Her collection of poems, The Unexpected Aviary, received the Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry. With Kamal Boullatta, she assisted in the translation from the Arabic of Beginnings by Adonis (Pyramid Atlantic Press). She lives and writes in New Hampshire within earshot of the Contoocook River.

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, November 16, 2022 – 4:30pm

Event address: 45 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301

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