580 Portsmouth Traffic Circle
Join us for December’s Hoot with Adrian Blevins and Carand Burnet at Roundabout Diner and Lounge in Portsmouth!
Adrian Blevins is the author of the full-length poetry collections Appalachians Run Amok, winner of the Wilder Prize, Live from the Homesick Jamboree, and The Brass Girl Brouhaha; the chapbooks Bloodline and The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes; and the co-edited Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia. She is the recipient of many awards including a Kate Tufts Discovery Award for The Brass Girl Brouhaha and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, among others. She teaches at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
Carand Burnet is a writer and musician. Her poems and essays have been featured in Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Electric Literature, Good Fat, The Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog and was listed as notable in Best American Essays. Burnet attended two residencies at the Turkey Land Cove Foundation of Edgartown, MA, to work on her manuscript about Martha’s Vineyard poet Nancy Luce (1814-1890). In 2018, she organized the Tiny Writes Collaborative Poetry Project during her term as the Art, History & Culture Laureate of Newmarket, NH.
Be sure to arrive early for our open mic sign-up and seating!