Celebrating & fostering New Hampshire poets & poetry

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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

Feb 2023

February 8, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 9, 2023
7:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University
February 11, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 15, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
February 15, 2023
7:00 pm
The Andover Community Hub
February 16, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
February 25, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
February 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mar 2023

March 4, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
March 30, 2023
7:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University


PSNH Presents on February 25th @ 11 AM EST – Voice in a Shattered World: Ukrainian Women Writers on War and Displacement

Join Poetry Society of New Hampshire for this important online Zoom event featuring the voices of five Ukrainian women writers. For more info email: Zoom Registration Link: FEATURED WRITERS: Olesya Mamchych Olesya Mamchych was born in Kyiv in 1981. In 2003, she graduated from the  Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, where she studied creative writing. Her first poem appeared in the children’s magazine Sonyashnik in 1992, and her first collection, Perekotybole, was published in 2004. Her other two collections, The Cover and The Sun on Maternity Leave were both published in 2014. Olesya Mamchych has also published her

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“Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.” Charles Simic (1938 – 2023)

Poetry Society of New Hampshire is saddened to hear of the passing of Charles (Charlie) Simic. He has played such an important role to so many in the New Hampshire poetry community, to the poetry community across the United States, to his home county of Yugoslavia, and far beyond. We are in discussions about ways in which we can pay tribute to him in the coming weeks and months. We encourage you all to take a moment to remember his legacy and to read his work – which is available in many avenues online. A few are noted below:

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PSNH Presents: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 – S Stephanie on Diving Deep…the Joy of Deep Revision

Join PSNH on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 for a  presentation by S Stephanie on Diving Deep…the Joy of Deep Revision. So, we’ve changed a line, a couple words, some punctuation in our poem and now we are on to the next one. We may have even bravely (or begrudgingly) taken out a stanza and changed the title completely.  Our “revision” is complete.  Admittedly it’s not the best poem we’ve ever written, but hey, we’ll move on to the next and write another, maybe even better one? Because it’s more fun writing the initial ideas and images for a new poem than

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January 2023 Member Spotlight

By popular request,  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: C.I. Marshall’s first collection, The Locksmith Journeys Into The Afterlife, won the Frosted Fire First Pamphlet Award in 2022, and her book will be published in January. As winner of the award, C.I. will be invited to act as a judge for the 2023 competition, reading entries and considering them for a longlist of potential winners. On 28 January 2023, C.I. will launch her book in a free Zoom event hosted by

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Issue #3 of Under the Madness Magazine is now available!

Issue #3 of Under the Madness Magazine has been published. Under the Madness Magazine is edited by New Hampshire teens, under the mentorship of state poet laureate Alex Peary, and published teens writing in English from around the globe. This issue has as special section devoted to Brazilian youth writers. The magazine is open for submissions for Issue #4. Teens (ages 13-19) are invited to send poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction.

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Share Your Poems On the Theme Of “Beginnings”

This month, NH State Poet Laureate Alex Peary is teaming up with Julia Furukawa, Host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s (NHPR) All Things Considered, to ring in the new year with your poetry. Send NHPR your original poem on the theme of “Beginnings.” Alex will be selecting a few poems to be read on air. Alex will be reading blindly, so send the poems to NHPR, not her. Info at Tips to jumpstart “Beginnings” poem:

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