Robert Dunn

robert-dunnRobert Dunn, Portsmouth’s second Poet Laureate, published five collections of poetry, not including the numbers of small, hand sewn books that he distributed to people on the street.

As poet laureate, Robert instituted the Poetry Hoot, a monthly tradition that lives on through the community, as well as creating public displays of poetry around the city and in the parking garage.

Robert died in 2008 at the age of 65.

 

“Our Friend,” in honor of Robert Dunn

Obama letter arrived days after Portsmouth poet Robert Dunn died

Robert E. Dunn obituary, Sept. 3, Portsmouth Herald

“Portsmouth loses one of its voices,” Sept. 4, Portsmouth Herald

“So long, brilliant Penny Poet,” Sept. 7, Seacoast Sunday

“Gossip: Celebrating Robert Dunn,” Sept. 11, Spotlight

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