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

Dec 2023

December 14, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portsmouth Book and Bar


PSNH Presents via Zoom: DEC 12 @ 7PM (ET) – James Crews

James Crews on The Wonder of Small Things: Mindful Description in Poetry In this discussion, James Crews will explore how certain poems help us access the wonder & awe present in otherwise ordinary moments through mindful description. He will share 3-4 poems that offer a gateway to peace and renewal by helping us to cultivate a fuller presence in our world. This Zoom event is free and open to the public, but we request that you RSVP for this conversation with James: James Crews is the author of the essay collection, Kindness Will Save the World, and editor of several bestselling poetry anthologies, including The Wonder of Small

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Upcoming Live Events At Gibson’s Bookstore In Concord, NH

Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) hosts readings and/or open mic events at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord almost every 3rd Wednesday of the month, coordinated and hosted by Erica Bodwell. All are welcome, newcomers are encouraged! This event is free and open to the public. Please see our full event list in our top menu or on the right side of our website for details.

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PSNH Member Carla Schwartz Announced as Winner of the NEPC E.E. Cummings Prize

The New England Poetry Club E.E. Cummings Prize is awarded for a compelling, lyrical, or experimental poem no more than 21 lines. PSNH member Carla Scvhwartz’s poem “Pat Schroeder Was Our Mother” was selected as this year’s winner by M.P. Carver. Links: 2023 NEPC Prize Winners Anthology Carla’s poem “Pat Schroeder Was Our Mother” Carla speaks about and reads her poem The New England Poetry Club is a poets’ association founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, and Conrad Aiken to foster the art of poetic expression. It runs the oldest poetry reading series in the country, offers ongoing

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Touchstone 65.1

Touchstone 65.1 is out and available in paperback and for the first time on Kindle! Click here to be taken to Amazon

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