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Upcoming Poetry Society of New Hampshire Board Elections ~ Seeking Interested Candidates!

Hello Friends in Poetry,

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) is excited to announce that PSNH board elections are coming up soon, and we are seeking interested candidates!

We have outlined what it means to be on the board, some of the achievements over the last few years, and some ideas of what is to come; and we’d love you to be a part of it! Please take a moment to read on and if you are interested, email us at with your name and contact information, and someone will reach out to you to discuss your interest.

Please respond by June 8, 2024.

What are the requirements to be on the board? Membership in the organization, and a little of your time!

What does it mean to be on the board for PSNH? Being a board member comes with great opportunities, including – to name a few:

  • Networking with other poets through events and collaborations all over the state and beyond. [We cannot say enough about how much of a benefit this is to board members and how invaluable it is as a poet]
  • Event coordination, including recommendations for features, locations, themes, etc. [Imagine helping a fellow poet/friend obtain visibility, or being able to book a favorite poet of yours and develop a relationship with that poet]
  • Taking part in editorial review or work for PSNH’s journal, Touchstone [A number of previous members of the editorial staff had no experience but walked away with a solid understanding of the behind-the-scenes process that benefited their own personal experience as a poet]
  • Providing your voice to the future of poetry in New Hampshire. [The brainstorming and collaboration between the board and with other organizations is inspirational]

Poetry Society of New Hampshire has been a mainstay of the NH poetry scene since 1964 and we continue to work diligently to expand our reach. In the last few years, we have increased visibility in the poetic community by a number of means, including:

  • The modernization of our poetry journal, Touchstone, through increased visibility, access (Submittable), and submission options (including art)
  • Increasing our role and contributions to the NH State Poet Laureate program.
  • A revamp and expansion of our website and social media platforms
  • A significant expansion of our events calendar, highlighting poetry events as well as submission and workshop opportunities
  • Collaborations with many different artistic organizations
  • Taking our quarterly gatherings “on the road” to different areas within the state
  • Providing more opportunities for members to showcase their poetry and successes through featuring at monthly readings or on Zoom, “Member Spotlights” on our website and other social media, and opportunities to share and sell their books at various events.

We expect Poetry Society of New Hampshire to continue to expand its reach and member benefits. Please consider contributing to this important organization and celebrate poetry and poets with us!

Not a member yet?  Join Poetry Society of New Hampshire!

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