PSNH Reading Series: Anders Carlson-Wee and Mark DeCarteret

On May 22nd, the 4TH WEDNESDAY of the month, the Poetry Society of New Hampshire will feature two special poets in a rare reading. Anders Carlson-Wee and Mark DeCarteret will be at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord NH from 5:30 to 7:00. There will be a Q & A time and an open mic at the end. Come early and meet the poets. Stay late and chat with them. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear these two highly popular poets at the same time.

Anders Carlson-Wee is the author of The Low Passions (W.W. Norton, 2019). His work has appeared in BuzzFeed, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Poetry Daily, The Sun, Best New Poets, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, he is the winner of Ninth Letter’s Poetry Award as well as the 2017 Poetry International Prize. His work has been translated into Chinese. Anders holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University and lives in Minneapolis.

Mark DeCarteret, a former Portsmouth NH Poet Laureate, has appeared next to Charles Bukowski in a lo-fi fold out, Pope John Paul II in a hi-test collection of Catholic poetry, Billy Collins in an Italian fashion coffee table book and Mary Oliver in a 3785 page pirated anthology. His sixth book For Lack of a Calling was released last summer by Nixes Mate Books. Read more about Mark here in the announcement of his latest book launch last September:

Hope to see many of you there.

Tentative Schedule for PSNH Reading Series

While we still need to finalize a few things, the list below is how our reading series is shaping up for 2019. As a reminder, this 3rd-Wednesday reading series has returned to Gibson’s Bookstore but the time has shifted to 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Depending on the featured readers, there will not always be an open mic. However audience participation is always encouraged, so please feel free to discuss and ask questions about the featured poems.

Jimmy Pappas (organizer) is also encouraging the featured readers to bring writing prompts or other ways for the audience to participate. For example, on March 13 we may be able to read with a classical guitarist. Please contact Jimmy if you have further questions:

Tentative List : Subject to Change

  • February 20, 2019: Maggie Dietz and Todd Hearon
  • March 13, 2019: Rhina Espaillat, Alfred Nicol, and John Tavano (note: this is a 2nd Wednesday)
  • April 17, 2019: High School and Middle School Students’ Reading
  • May 22, 2019: Mark DeCarteret and Anders Carlson-Wee (note: this is a 4th Wednesday)
  • June 19, 2019: Jeffrey Zygmont and [TBD]
  • July 25, 2019: Jennifer Militello and Charles Simic (note: this is a 4th Thursday)
  • August 21, 2019: Rhina Espaillat and Toni Treadway
  • September 18, 2019: Robert Crawford and Midge Goldberg
  • October 16: Alexandria Peary and Steve Healey