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Author Interview: Nathan Graziano

on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 19:40

By Cyan Barker


On October 19th, Southern New Hampshire University was honored to have local poet, Nathan Graziano, read off some of his work.  Those who attended were delighted and impressed.  He shared quite a few poems from his new book: “My Next Bad Decision” which highlighted his own personal mistakes and other such moments.  He pleased students and teachers alike with reading such poems as “The Drunkest I’ve Ever Been” and “Confessions of a Recovering Crier.”  Prior to his reading, I sent out an email asking for the opportunity to interview him.

The New Hampshire Poetry Festival is Nigh!

on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 21:52

This fall, the Granite State celebrates its strong poetry tradition with the inaugural New Hampshire Poetry Festival. Organized by two leading literary organizations, The Poetry Society of New Hampshire and The New Hampshire Institute of Art, the event takes place Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester.                                                                             

“With a thriving poetry community in New Hampshire and surrounding areas, we thought the time was right for this type of event in the state, celebrating the reading and

NE Poetry Club: Contest Details

on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 18:08


CONTESTS open to members and non-members: postmarked in April and May 

No entry fee for paid-up members.

Non-members may submit 3 entries for $10 (payable to NEPC) and $3 for 
each additional poem.

Only one poem per contest.

Poems should be typed and submitted in duplicate, with the author's 
name, address, and email address on one copy.

Label poems with the name of the contest.

Mark the envelope with the name or names of the contest(s) entered 
before mailing to:

NEPC Contest Coordinator, 654 Green St., No. 2, Cambridge MA 02139

No entries will be returned.

Winners (and

Billy Collins wins Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry

on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 18:10


Billy Collins has been selected as the fourth winner of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. He will receive the annual award, which carries a $3,000 prize, and read his poems in Concord on Oct. 3.
Collins, a 72-year-old former U.S. poet laureate, has published 13 books of poems, including Horoscopes for the Dead (2011). He is known for the accessibility and humor of his poetry. A native of New York City, he is a distinguished professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York and teaches in the master of fine arts program at Stony Brook Southampton.

The Frost Place 2013 Summer Poetry Programs

on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 17:10


The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching

Dates: June 23 - 27, 2013

Deadline Date: May 15, 2013

Tuition: $690, plus $120 for meals.  Discounts are available. 

Description: The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching brings together hard-working classroom teachers and highly skilled poet/teachers to share time-tested approaches to making poetry an essential element of the classroom.  Both graduate and continuing education credit are available in partnership with Plymouth State University.


The Frost Place Teachers As Writers Workshop

Literary Calendar: Find Out What's Cooking on the Literary Front!

on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 17:57


December 22, Keene: WMUR TV personality Fritz Wetherbee will sign and discuss his eighth and final volume, capturing one thousand stories about New Hampshire in New Hampshire: Milestone. At 2 p.m., Toadstool Bookshop (603-352-8815;

January 11, 2013, Concord: Michael Palmer, author of Political Suicide, will sign and discuss his new book. At 7 p.m., Gibson’s Bookstore (603-224-0562;

January 12, 2013, Manchester: Jennifer D’Auteuil will sign her book, Anatomy of a Miracle: Drew’s Story. At 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble (603-668-5557; 

TONIGHT! Poet Jane Hirshfield receives Hall-Kenyon Award

on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 17:29


On October 24, Jane Hirshfield will receive this year's Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry, sponsored by the New Hampshire Writers' Project and the Concord Monitor. The presentation will start at 7 p.m. in the Sweeney Hall Auditorium on the campus of New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased HERE or at the door. 

Hirshfield has published seven collections of poetry, including Come, Thief; After; and Given Sugar, Given Salt, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Poets Selected for Keene Poetry in Windows

on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:23
Congratulations! to the selected poets chosen for the Keene area Poetry in Windows. Their work will appear on the store windows of downtown businesses in Keene and Peterborough, and other neighboring towns, during the months of October and November. Look for these names: 
Diana Durham

Pam Bernard

Dahv Daniels

Rodger Martin

Carol Westberg

Becky Dennison Sakellariou

Jennifer Militello

Patricia Fargnoli

Meg Kearney

Mark DeCarteret

Martha Carlson-Bradley

Robin Boyd

Kate Flaherty

Laura Davies Foley

Kate Gleason

Deborah Brown

Walter E. Butts

S Stephanie

Kathleen Fagley

Poets Chosen for Concord Poetry in Windows

on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:16

Congratulations! to the selected poets chosen for the Concord area Poetry in Windows. Their work will appear on the store windows of downtown businesses in Concord during the months of October and November. Look for these names: 

Brandon Amico

Dianalee Velie

Midge Goldberg

Nancy Stewart

Barbara Hobbie

Linda Dyer

Marjorie Matthews

Jacqueline Garnett

Janet Barry

Becky Sakellariou

Jennifer Militello

Matt Forrest

Sylvia Beaupre