Thank you to all who submitted nominations for consideration. Join us at the Portsmouth City Council meeting Monday, April 3 at 7 pm for the announcement of our next Poet Laureate!
He has been a guest instructor in ekphrastic writing at Brown University and in poetry writing and performance at Stonehill College and SUNY Cobleskill. Tom has led poetry writing workshops and classes at the Writers In the Round annual retreat for songwriters and poets on Star Island (Rye, New Hampshire) and workshops in the creative process at the Nantucket Atheneum.
Tom Daley’s poetry has been published in: Harvard Review, Barrow Street, Prairie Schooner, Vox, Diagram, 32 Poems, Archipelago, Perihelion, Poetry Ireland Review, Southern Humanities Review and Hacks: The Grub Street Anthology. His manuscript, Shim, was a semi-finalist for the 2004 Bakeless Prize and a finalist for the 2005 Emily Dickinson First Book Prize offered by The Poetry Foundation.
He graduated with highest honors in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina, where he won the Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Academy of American Poets Prize.
Priscilla has had her own handmade glass bead and jewelry business for 20 years, exhibiting in many galleries and appearing in numerous national publications. She also draws and paints, and sings with Voices from the Heart, Portsmouth, NH.
The weather continues to thwart Kate Leigh’s final project performance, the Youth Poetry Reading at 3s, which has now been postponed until Wednesday, January 25th. Apologies to any who were looking forward to it, but we at the PPLP believe that it is better safe than sorry, and look forward to seeing you all at the event next week!
Attention! The Youth Poetry Reading scheduled for today, January 17, has been moved to Wednesday, January 18, due to the storm. Please try to arrange to attend! I am so sorry for the delay, and grateful for 3S and their flexibility. Our kids were in rehearsal today and they are wonderfully ready. Hopefully, our keynote speakers will be able to make this adjustment. We live in New England and know the importance of staying safe when the weather gets challenging. –Kate Leigh
Megan Grumbling writes poetry, criticism and essays, and dramatic works, and serves as an editor, teacher, and writing mentor. Her collection Booker’s Point, awarded the Vassar Miller Prize for Poetry, is forthcoming from the University of North Texas Press in 2016. Her work has been awarded the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship, the Robert Frost Award from the Robert Frost Foundation, a Hawthornden Fellowship at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, and a St. Boltoph Emerging Artist Award, and has been included in Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and Verse Daily.
Megan serves as Reviews Editor for The Café Review, a poetry and arts journal, and has since 2004 written weekly theater criticism forthe Portland Phoenix. She teaches at the University of New England and Southern Maine Community College, frequently leads writing workshops and tutorials, and provides manuscript consultations and editing work.
She earned a Master’s Degree in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University’s School of Journalism, and studied oral history, ethnography, and American Studies as an undergraduate at The Evergreen State College.
Megan’s work is strongly influenced by stories, history, and the natural world. She has written a portrait-in-verse of an old Maine woodsman; explored the significance of gold in America through the voices of three historical figures; and contemplated how we inhabit the vessels of a neighborhood, a body, and the deep and precarious blue. [http://www.megangrumbling.
Jim is also one of the co-hosts of WSCA’s Writers in the Round, founded by former PPLP Board Member, Deidre Randall.