Maren C. Tirabassi, third Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, is the author or co-author of more than eighteen books, including “Gifts in Open Hands – Worship for the Global Community and All Whom God Has Joined,” a resource book for gay and lesbian couples, clergy and justices of the peace in preparing for marriage. She is the pastor of Union Church UCC in Madbury, and travels throughout the country leading writing workshops on poetry, memoir and creative liturgy.
As Poet Laureate, her first project was the book “Portsmouth Unabridged – New Poems for an Old City” which boasted more than ninety local poets from age nine to one hundred. Her second year she ran a “Humor in Poetry”’ festival.
For more information about Maren and her work, visit her website.