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.

PSNH Presents NH Poets Laureate Part III

APRIL 23, FRIDAY AT 7:00: “NH Poets Laureate Round Robin, Part 3”: A celebration of the life and poetry of deceased poets laureate Paul Scott Mower, Eleanor Winthrop Vinton, Richard Eberhart, Donald Hall, Maxine Kumin, Jane Kenyon, and Walter Butts. We will be screen sharing their poems, including some from the recent special issue of The Poets Touchstone. Anyone who wishes to read a poem by any of these authors or tell a story about them, please contact Jimmy Pappas at jpappas235@gmail.com.

Also a reminder that this Saturday morning at 10:00 AM is the quarterly members meeting for the Poetry Society of NH. If you have one poem you would like to read in the open mic, please send a copy to Jimmy so he can prepare a document to screen share.

PSNH Presents a Tribute to the Living NH Poets Laureate

APRIL 16, FRIDAY AT 7:00: “NH Poets Laureate Round Robin, Part 2”: A celebration of the poetry of our four living poets laureate: Marie Harris, Alice Fogel, Cynthia Huntington, and Alex Peary. We will be screen sharing and discussing their poems, some from the recent special issue of The Poets Touchstone. Anyone who wishes to contribute to this celebration, please contact Jimmy Pappas at jpappas235@gmail.com.

PSNH Presents Marilyn McCabe on the “Anatomy of a Failing Poem.”

APRIL 13, TUESDAY AT 7:00: “Anatomy of a Failing Poem.” In this presentation, Marilyn McCabe will take you through her thought process on a poem that just doesn’t seem to be working . . . yet. A PDF of her article “Beneath the Skin: Levels of Editing” will be available to participants.  Contact Jimmy Pappas at psnhevents@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to attend.