DECEMBER 1, TUESDAY AT 7:00 PM [Virtual via Zoom]:Susanna Hargreaves discusses the “I Am Poem.” She has created a more in-depth way of looking at this traditional form. She will also describe how to make a ‘Gift of Words’ for family and friends at any time of year. For more information or to join the event, contact Jimmy Pappas at email@example.com. Those joining will receive a template created by Susanna to use writing an I Am Heritage poem. (Open to the public)
NOVEMBER 17, TUESDAY AT 7:00 PM: Marie Harris will explore the topic “Can the Occasional Poem Outlive the Occasion?” using examples from her own occasional poetry as well as work from other state poets laureate. Wedding poems, elegies, dedications, and memorials all fall within the category. Audience participation welcome. (Open to the public)
NOVEMBER 13, FRIDAY AT 7:00 PM: Round Robin poetry, stories, and music on the theme of War. Bring in material of your own or by others. (PSNH Members Only) Contact Jimmy Pappas at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to attend.
NOVEMBER 10TH, TUESDAY AT 7:00 PM: Jimmy Pappas discusses his experiences as a teacher in South Vietnam during the war. He will tell his story, share some poems, answer questions, and discuss the time period. Adult themes and language. (Open to the public)
Hello Everyone, Please join us for your quarterly Poetry Society of NH Member Meeting this Saturday morning, October 31, at 10:00 AM on Zoom. People interested in becoming members can also attend. Feel free to contact Jimmy Pappas at email@example.com with any questions. Committees will be reporting to the group on all of the work they have been doing. Members are encouraged to ask questions, express concerns, volunteer to help out. The Poetry Society is an all-volunteer group. Volunteerism is at the heart of its success. We need your skills in some way you can be assured. There will be an open mic and some surprises. Please have your poems available to screen share. You can send copies of your poems on a pdf to Jimmy if you do not know how to share on the screen. Depending on the number of participants, each person will have time to read at least one poem, maybe more! After the meeting and festivities are over, there will be a free workshop on writing haikus for all members who are interested. This will be just in time to submit your haiku to the journal Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine. It is one of the top journals in the country for medical related poetry. The deadline to submit is the same day, Saturday, October 31. Join us to get a free critique of your work and write some haiku with us before submitting. Bring in the haikus you have already written to get them workshopped. Have them ready to screen share if possible. Here is a link to the journal. Check it out for samples. It has more links near the bottom of the page in blue: https://pulsevoices.org/index.php/submit
Please contact Jimmy if you are interested in attending this free workshop. The editor who selects the haiku, Neal Whitman, will also be a guest speaker at our Down Cellar Poets meeting on Sunday, December 6, at 1:00. A great opportunity. Many good reasons to keep up with your membership. We hope to see and talk to you Saturday. Jimmy
OCTOBER 27TH, TUESDAY AT 7:00 PM:Jennifer Militello – Theme: Language as Immediacy Instrument and Mystery Machine: image/metaphor/music. (Open to the public) Contact Jimmy Pappas at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to attend.
OCTOBER 24,SATURDAY AT 7:00 PM: Welcome to a night of music and discussion of writing lyrics by three New England musicians, Wendy Keith, Tara Greenblatt, and Libby Kirkpatrick. Each musician will play and explore their songwriting process to help us discover some of the many connections between poetry and music. Here’s a SNEAK PEEK at our musicians for the evening: WENDY KEITH moved from the Boston area to the Monadnock Region in the late 70s largely because of the Folkway Club and the excellent radio station here. She plays Americana, Folk, Blues, and original songs and has just completed and released her fourth original CD recording, “It’s About Time”. Her music may be found on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, and at the Toadstool Bookstore in Peterborough, NH. TARA GREENBLATT: Tara’s words and music touch the souls of her listeners and explore our human connection to the natural world. Evocative and honest, the subject of her songs delve into personal experiences making the listener feel deeply. Her music and live performance put the listener in touch with themselves, with the light and shadow sides of being human, and with the pulse of life. She has been performing with her stellar band all over the New England area and beyond for more than fifteen years. Her website is: https://www.drumtara.com/ LIBBY KIRKPATRICK lives with her son in Hartland, VT. She describes herself an American troubadour singer-songwriter born of folk music of the sixties and seventies into the jam and bluegrass festival scene of the 90s, influenced by international travel as well as embodied, intergalactic, and accidental out-of-body travel. Libby is also a bio-field tuning practitioner and a craniosacral therapist who uses sound for healing and wellness. Her music is available on-line through Spotify, Amazon, CDBaby, on any Google home. Her website is: www.onewomanwellness.com This is our first event of this kind and we hope to offer more! (Open to the public)
Hanif Abdurraqib will be reading and discussing his work. He writes poetry and “things about music.” (Open to the public in coordination with Gibson’s Bookstore) Contact Jimmy Pappas at email@example.com if you have questions or would like to attend.