PSNH Presents: May 28 – Jennifer Militello on Writing Poems of Passion and Pathos

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Date(s) - May 28, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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Join PSNH in a discussion with New Hampshire state poet laureate Jennifer Militello on writing poems of passion and pathos.

Jennifer Militello began her five year term as NH’s state poet laureate in April 2024. The state’s poet laureate serves as an ambassador for all poets in New Hampshire and works to heighten the visibility and value of poetry in the state.

This event is free and open to the public but please RSVP:

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Jennifer brings to the position of poet laureate  over twenty-five years’ experience in teaching English, Creative Writing, and Poetry, and  is currently director and faculty member in the MFA program at New England College in Henniker, NH.  She has directed and coordinated many creative writing programs and series across NH, and is founding director of the New Hampshire Poetry Festival.  She is committed to providing more access and inclusion to poets across the state and the broader community.

Jennifer is the author of six books, including five books of poetry and a memoir in essays: The Pact (Tupelo Press/Shearsman Books, 2021), A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments (Tupelo Press, 2016), finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award and the Sheila Margaret Motton Prize, Body Thesaurus (Tupelo Press, 2013), named one of the top books of 2013 by Best American Poetry and runner-up for the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, Flinch of Song, winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Award, the chapbook Anchor Chain, Open Sail, and Knock Wood: A Memoir in Essays (Dzanc Books, 2019), winner of the Dzanc Nonfiction Prize.  Her poetry has appeared in American Poetry ReviewThe NationThe New RepublicThe Paris ReviewPOETRYPoetry LondonThe Poetry Review, and Tin House, and been anthologized in Best American PoetryBest New PoetsPoem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion, and 100 Poems to Save the Earth.

Read more about Jennifer at psnh.org/jennifer-militello/