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PSNH Presents a Book Birthday Party for Threed by Tamara J. Madison

JUNE 8, TUESDAY AT 7:00: Join Tamara J. Madison, Tayve Neese, and Sara Lefsyk for a book birthday party for Threed. The opening remarks will include craft discussions on the writer and the book, the editor and the book, and the refinement of the book. Focus poems will include an ekphrastic poem based on a family photo, a poem inspired by a workshop and edited extensively, a poem inspired by Biblical iconography and mythology, and a poem inspired by myths of “the goddess.” Contact Jimmy Pappas at psnhevents@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to attend.

PSNH Presents the Down Cellar Poets with Writing Tip Day #2

JUNE 6, SUNDAY AT 1:00: The Down Cellar Poets present Writing Tip Day #2. There will be more handouts for attendees. Those who missed last month can receive those handouts as well. At 2:00 there will be time for poets to screen share any poems they wrote based on last month’s tips or on any event they attended. Readers will then share their writing process and offer tips of their own. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Jimmy Pappas at psnhevents@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to attend.

PSNH Presents Rhina P. Espaillat discussing Mexican poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

MAY 25, TUESDAY AT 7:00 PM EST: Rhina P. Espaillat discusses the poetry of Mexican poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695), known as “The Tenth Muse” and “The Phoenix of Mexico.” Rhina will provide a few of her own translations of the poems ahead of time for interested attendees. This is a great opportunity to increase our knowledge about Sor Juana. Contact Jimmy Pappas at psnhevents@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to attend.

PSNH Presents Maura MacNeil, Reggie Harris, and David Ebenbach on Autogeography

MAY 18, TUESDAY AT 7:00: Maura MacNeil, Reggie Harris, and David Ebenbach will be discussing the art of Autogeography. Here is a review of Mr. Harris’s book: https://therumpus.net/2014/01/autogeography-by-reginald-harris/. So often WHO we are is determined by WHERE we are. Contact Jimmy Pappas at psnhevents@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to attend.

PSNH Presents A. Molotkov and “How to be Laconic in Poetry”

MAY 4, TUESDAY AT 7:00: “How To Be Laconic in Poetry: The group will review and discuss six to eight modern/contemporary poems that use words with care, and explore how the poets select resonant, meaningful details while omitting unnecessary information in order to increase the poem’s universality and to avoid scattering the reader’s attention. The poems for discussion may be requested in advance. The workshop leader, A. Molotkov www.AMolotkov.com is an immigrant writer active in prose and poetry since his teenage years; he is the author of three poetry collections, his fourth forthcoming from The Word Works in 2022, alongside his memoir, “A Broken Russia Inside Me”, due out from Propertius. Contact Jimmy Pappas at psnhevents@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to attend.

PSNH Presents the Down Cellar Poetry Salon with Writing Tip Day

MAY 2, SUNDAY AT 1:00: The Down Cellar Poetry Salon celebrates Greek Orthodox Easter with Writing Tip Day. Moderator Jimmy Pappas will be discussing writing tips of his own and those of other writers. Handouts will be given to all attendees. If you have any writing tips of your own, please let Jimmy know and we can share those as well.  Contact Jimmy Pappas at psnhevents@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to attend.

PSNH Presents Dianalee Velie Takes Us on a Virtual Tour of Italy

APRIL 27, TUESDAY AT 7:00: Dianalee Velie will take you on a poetic journey through Italy with poems and photographs of her experiences teaching poetry in Cortona, Cannero Riviera on Lago Maggiore, and in Sicily visiting cousins. Hopefully, you’ll fall in love with the sights and sounds of these poems and photos and develop a yearning to visit this amazing country and write poems about your own travel experiences whether near or far.  Contact Jimmy Pappas at psnhevents@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to attend.