Opening Poetry Hoot for our new
2014-2015 season: Wednesday,
September 3rd: 7-9 pm
with featured readers
Fay-LeBlanc. Plan to attend! Come early for a good seat
and a good light meal.
We have a wonderful season in store. We
launch with two fine poets: Gibson Fay-LeBlanc and Shelley Girdner.
Click on the links above to learn more about each.
Gibson is an award-winning
poet:. His first book of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist, won
the Vassar Miller Prize He teaches and writes in the far north
- in Maine, that is!
In addition to being a fine
poet in her own right, Shelley provided the excellent
introduction of our current Poet Laureate, Kimberly Cloutier Green,
at the Portsmouth City Council's inaugural event last year.
She teaches English at UNH.
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As always, Dave Hadwen and his fine crew will
have excellent light meals available.
September marks Cafe Espresso's 10th Anniversary
as the Hoot venue? Happy Anniversary and Congratulations
Dave and Company!
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our second hour is open mic. Bring one poem on one page if
you'd like to read.
Or just come to be in the excellent company of poets.
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The complete 2014-15 Poetry Hoot program of featured
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The Nancy Moore Hill Poetry
Poet and Artist
September 16th from 7 to
September 21st from 2 to 3:30pm in the
Levenson Room of the
Portsmouth Public Library
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An Open Letter to Creation Circle Poets and Artists
from Kimberly Cloutier Green
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
recall gathering at the kickoff of the Poetry’s
HeART project – back in November 2013. My goal
was to share what went into the creation of the project
as well as some of the ideas and practices on which they
would be based.
also an opportunity for you to ask questions – to
explore whether or not the project would be interesting
to you and, if so, to fill out registration forms so
that we could create the circles. It was an exciting
time—beginnings usually are!
that many of you have continued to meet since the formal
conclusion of the Creation Circles. This moves me
deeply. I look forward to hearing and seeing the poetry
and art that has evolved from your conversations and
your shared work.
The Nancy Moore Hill Poetry Celebration, which
will be held November 5-9 in Portsmouth and
Kittery, will be a full and wonderful celebration of our
experience with the prompts and with one another.
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Meet the Poet Laureate
Previous laureates' information can be found at