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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

Dec 2022

December 15, 2022
7:00 pm
Portsmouth Book and Bar

Jan 2023

January 3, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
January 18, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Announcements

PSNH Member Spotlight: December 2022

Poetry Society of New Hampshire features notable member news which includes appearances, awards, publications, readings, residencies, and more. Members – have something to share? Watch your email for the next call for member spotlight submissions. Here’s what’s new: Appearances and Readings: In November Carla Schwartz appeared with Wendy Drexler as a featured poet at the Menino Arts Center Poetry Virtual Night. Kudos and many thanks to member Erica Bodwell for bringing back the open mic nights at Gibson’s Book Store in Concord, New Hampshire. Since July, several members have appeared as featured readers prior to the open mic. L.R. Berger,

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Save the Date! Dec. 1 @ 5pm – Gabrielle Calvocoressi reads at Gibson’s Bookstore

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire joins Gibson’s Bookstore to present poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi in an evening of verse. This event graciously made possible by the Rowe Family Charitable Fund. “Have you ever had a person say  it’s okay, softly to you in the darkness?” Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Calvocoressi is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University; a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer’s Award; a Lannan Foundation residency in  Marfa, TX; the Bernard

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Upcoming live events at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH

We’re excited to announce that poets Martha Collins and L.R. Berger will be reading at Gibson’s Bookstore on Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30pm. On Thursday, December 1 at 5:00pm PSNH will host the first of a quarterly reading series with Gabrielle Calvocoressi. This event graciously made possible by the Rowe Family Charitable Fund. Highlights from the October reading and open mic with Kay Morgan and Gail DiMaggio:

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Spotlight on The Frost Place Studio Sessions

Located at Robert Frost’s old homestead in the town of Franconia, New Hampshire, The Frost Place is a nonprofit educational center for poetry and the arts. Year round virtual classes and workshops are offered through Frost Place Studio Sessions. Coming soon: Poet’s Table Session: We Gather Together: Reading and Writing about Community – Saturday November 19, 2022 1pm-3 pm (ET) – join poet and teacher Carlene Gadapee to explore writing in and about your personal circles of support. Studio Session: Learning from Nina Simone: An Introductory Chapbook Seminar – Three Sundays: December 4, 11, and 18, 2022, 1pm-4pm (ET), via Zoom

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PSNH Quarterly Meeting: Saturday, 10/29 @ Noon on Zoom

PSNH Members are cordially invited to attend our Quarterly Meeting on Saturday, October 29, from Noon – 2pm (ET).  Members should have received an email with an invitation, agenda, and meeting registration link. If you did not receive an email, please contact membership@psnh.org. Members are invited to offer their questions or comments via this online form.  The meeting will be in two parts: Part I* is for the current Board of Directors to provide a summary of the prior quarter’s activities and achievements as well as future plans for areas within the organization. Part II is an open mic poetry reading session. * Full Agenda details are

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