Celebrating & fostering New Hampshire poets & poetry

Congratulations to the winners of the  PSNH Fall Member Raffle! Our lucky winners are:  Ann Burghardt – $100 Gibson’s Bookstore gift card and Joe Forest – $100 The Toadstool Bookshops gift card. Many thanks to all who participated. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Poetry Society of New Hampshire
  • Poetry Events

    PSNH hosts virtual and live events throughout New Hampshire, such as Writer's Workshops, Poetry Readings, and Open Mics. All who love poetry are welcome.
  • Poetry Publications

    PSNH publishes The Poets' Touchstone and other publications where members can submit their best work for the next edition.
  • Poets Working Together

    PSNH provides members with the tools and opportunities to grow as poets. Members can log into the Members Only Section of the website to discuss projects, volunteer to help on poetry projects, share ideas and opportunities to submit work, and seek feedback on their work.
  • Poetry Collaborations

    PSNH sponsors and supports programs and projects throughout New Hampshire at bookstores, libraries, galleries, parks, theatres, and more. .

Upcoming Events

Sep 2023

Oct 2023

October 3, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 5, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
October 11, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
October 20, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
October 24, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth State University Silver Center for the Arts

Nov 2023

November 15, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dec 2023


PSNH Member Miriam Levine Announced as the Winner of the 2023 Laura Boss Narrative Poetry Award

The Laura Boss Poetry Foundation announced the winning manuscript and finalists for the 2023 Laura Boss Narrative Poetry Award. The winning poet is Miriam Levine of Concord, NH. Her collection, Forget About Sleep, will be published in Spring 2024 by NYQ Books. This award also includes a $5,000 prize and 25 author copies and a featured reading at the book’s release. The Award’s final judge, José Antonio Rodríguez, author of The Day’s Hard Edge, says about the judging that “Reading the manuscripts for the Laura Boss Poetry Foundation book contest was a true joy. So much beauty and talent and

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PSNH Open Mic 9/20 with Headliner Judy Michaels at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord

Join the Poetry Society of New Hampshire for an afternoon of verse! Headliner this month is Dr. Judy Rowe Michaels. An open mic will follow Judy’s reading. Dr. Judy Rowe Michaels, a Geraldine R. Dodge poet in the schools and for many years poet in residence, English teacher, and coordinator of aesthetic education at Princeton Day School, has published four poetry collections, most recently This Morning the Mountain (Cherry Grove Collections), as well as three books on teaching poetry and writing. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, Hedgebrook, The Banff Centre for the Arts, and the New Jersey State Arts

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