Member Spotlight – April 2024

Poetry Society of New Hampshire features notable member news which includes appearances, awards, publications, readings, residencies, and more. Here is what members have recently shared:

A poem by Zion Bellefonte was published in the current issue of Cathexis Northwest Press. He was also recently recognized as the inventor of sanguineness.

Two of Chris Dornin‘s poems about his mother’s paintings were published in the March 2024 issue Coneflower Cafe, the annual literary magazine by Choeofpleirn Press. The paintings also appear in the spring issue! Chris also placed third in the recent “Beauty of NH” contest hosted by the Newbury (NH) Library.

Brian Evans-Jones had a poem published in issue 17 of The Inflectionist Review, and has another forthcoming in issue 16 of Last Stanza Poetry Journal. In April he ran a workshop for the Arizona State Poetry Society and a nature writing class for the Harris Center. He also taught on the Teen Track of the inaugural Nossrat Yassini Poetry Festival at UNH, and coached the NH Poetry Out Loud champion to help her prepare for the national finals of Poetry Out Loud in Washington, D.C.

Beth Fox is pleased to announce advance sales of her chapbook, Reaching for the Nightingale, are now open. The chapbook is available at Finishing Line Press at a pre-publication price until May 3rd, with release around May 23rd!

Liz Gauffreau published a found poem/pantoum in McNeese Review 61: “The Murder of Jonathan Daniels (1939–1965) 57 Years Later, I Learn from FBI Case File #282A-MO-45946 Why My Father Was Despondent That Day.” Liz’s book review for DeWitt Henry’s Trim Reckonings has been published in MasticadoresUSA.

Museum Beasts, Ray Kiefetz’s second poetry collection, was published by Broadstone Books in December 2023. Find Museum Beasts on the Broadstone website at broadstonebooks.com.

Erine Leigh’s poetry was on display as part of this month’s Lit Festival in Exeter, NH. Erine also lead a workshop on “The Wisdom of Mary Oliver” for Wheaton Academy.

Miriam Levine’s Forget About Sleep is out from NYQ Books. Her poem, “High C, appears in the spring 2024 issue of The Threepenny Review, and her poem, “Happy,” in the current issue of New York Quarterly. Miriam was also the April featured reader at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH.

Josh Nicolaisen has recently been accepted and awarded grants and fellowships to attend Bread Loaf environmental Writers Conference and Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. He was also a finalist for Naugatuck River Review‘s Narrative Poetry Contest, which published his poem “Nearing Forty, I Reflect Upon the Teen Study Bible I was Given in Eighth Grade.” Josh has also recently published: “Ode to Trees Making Me Hungry for Living” in Poetry South, “Cider Season” in Bellingham Review, “Ode to Knots” in Red Rock Review, and “On Trying to Remember Some Things” in Hunger Mountain Review.

Amanda Russell is featured in two online readings. Amanda will read from her second poetry collection, PROCESSING (forthcoming summer 2024), and discussing related topics with John Gillespie for the May 1st edition of the Stockbridge Public Library’s virtual poetry series Sparks in the Dark. On May 7 Amanda will feature with poets Michael Mackin O’Mara and Susannah Simpson for TRIO, a quarterly reading series hosted by Lenny DellaRocca. See the PSNH.org events calendar for details and links to register for these online events.

Art Sweed has been published in a national Poetry Review, college newspaper, and is working on a new book of poetry.

Death in Disguise, Maren Tirabassi’s newest collaboration with Maria Mankin, and third in the “Rev and Rye Cozy Mysteries” series, will be published by Brain Mill Press in mid summer 2024. Not poetry this year, but fun for a break, hopefully for readers as well as writers!

Wayne Trebbin’s two books of poetry, Moonlight and Quicksand and The Sound Of Silent Songs are available for purchase on Amazon.com. Wayne reports the reviews have been great and he hopes others will enjoy his poetry!

Jezmina Von Thiele and Paulina Stevens authored the book, Secrets of Romani Fortune Telling, out with Weiser October 1, 2024, now available for preorder. The book is a guide to fortune telling from the perspectives of the authors’ experiences. Jezmina will also lead an online writing workshop on Poetic Spell Writing for Abundance. This workshop is for poets who wish to write spells, spellcasters who wish to write poetry, and everyone in between.

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