New Hampshire

In November 2013 Alice B. Fogel was appointed New Hampshire's state poet laureate; she will serve for five years. Fogel is the author of Be That Empty (Harbor Mountain Press, 2007). Fogel's newest book, “Interval: Poems Based upon Bach’s Goldberg Variations,” won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature, and is forthcoming from Schaffner Press.


upcoming events

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Aug 16 2015 to Aug 21 2015
Live Free and Write

Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Spend the week in either "Writing and Publishing Retreat" with Amanda Morris or "Free-Writing Intensive" with Douglas Goetsch; retreat hosted by Peter Murphy.Learn more:

4:00pm to 11:00am
258 Stagecoach Rd.
03782 Sunapee, New Hampshire
Jul 10 2015 to Jul 11 2015
E.E. Cummings at Silver Lake~A Weekend of Celebration

Mark your calendars. Friends of Madison Library present a weekend of art, music, poetry, and history exploring the relationship between the American poet and artist E.E. Cummings and the people and town of Madison, New Hampshire. Friday night will feature a “non-lecture,” art show, and Cummings’ poetry set to music. On Saturday view eight local sites, including the Cummings Family Collection at the Madison Historical Society and the poet’s beloved “Joy Farm.”Tickets are $20 per person or $15 if purchased before June 30. Tickets include both the Friday night events and the Saturday tour.Joy Farm will host a Friday afternoon tea with limited seating by separate additional $10 ticket purchased in advance.All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Friends of Madison

7:00pm to 3:30pm
1895 Village Road
03849 Madison, New Hampshire

recent & featured listings

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Reading Series Eagle Pond Author's Series at Plymouth State College New Hampshire
Colony The MacDowell Colony New Hampshire
Writing Program New England College Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry Program New Hampshire
Writing Program University of New Hampshire Graduate Program in English Language/Literature/Writing New Hampshire
Landmark The Frost Place New Hampshire
Conference Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching New Hampshire
Conference Frost Place Poetry Seminar New Hampshire
Literary Magazine Amoskeag New Hampshire
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Toadstool Bookshop New Hampshire
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Village Book Store New Hampshire


Too green the springing April grass, 
Too blue the silver-speckled sky, 
For me to linger here, alas, 
While happy winds go laughing by, 
Wasting the golden hours indoors, 
Washing windows and scrubbing floors. 

Too wonderful the April night, 
Too faintly sweet the first May flowers, 
The stars too gloriously