Next Poetry Hoot:
Wednesday, January 7th. 2015: 7-9 pm.
Welcome in the new year with...
Youth Poetry Hoot 2!
Were you present at last January's Hoot? If you were you
heard wonderful young poets as our featured readers. They were
terrific. Inspired by last year's success we're looking
to make the first Hoot of every New Year our Youth Poetry Hoot.
With the help of poets and youth poet wranglers
Mary Anker and Deidre Randall, we're ringing in the New Year with
Youth Hoot 2
Gordon Lang will have one or several poets from
Wolfeboro. Mary is recruiting poets from Berwick Academy.
And we're reaching out to teachers in area schools to find fine
young poets willing to take time from homework and after-school
activities to share their poetry with us. Our goal is six to
ten or twelve young poets, each sharing several poems.
But wait, there's more...If you know a young poet who
might like to read a poem during the Open Mic, please encourage her
or him to come and signup. We want young poets.
The same guidelines apply: one poem, one page, two
minutes. Please let them know. What's different is that
during our Youth Hoot, young poets area given priority during second
If you are not a young poet (though are young at
heart!) we encourage you to bring a New Year poem to share following
guidelines. We trust you'll understand though if we bump up
young poets on the list giving them priority during the Open Mic.
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As always, Dave Hadwen and his fine crew will
have excellent light meals available.
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Second hour is Open
Mic. If you are planning to read then please be mindful of our
guideline: one poem, one page, two minutes. See you on the 7th.
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Image from Nancy Moore Hill Poetry Celebration:
creative process, Saturday afternoon
||Note from Poet Laureate
Kimberly Cloutier Green
with deepest gratitude and a large measure of continuing
amazement that I write to say thank you.
poets, artists, and musicians for giving your time, your genius,
and your art to a process and a project that required your
to the wider community for your generous outpouring of support –
which came in the form of funding, beautiful spaces, equipment,
food, and hands-on help. Every gift was necessary, every gift
to the City of Portsmouth and to the PPLP Board of Trustees for
your vision and for your faithful stewardship of that vision.
to Mekeel McBride, Stephen Kuusisto, and Cyrus Cassells for your
presence with us during the week of the Nancy Moore Hill Poetry
Celebration. You blessed the festival and all of us there with
your poetry, wisdom, humor, and warmth.
you to the many people who attended the seven festival events!
Your kind presence at the Hoot or BUOY or in the pews at South
Church completed the project, made it whole.
It was my
hope to build and support a “slow art” experience of poem- and
art-making in circles that engaged and supported the process of
creation. I hoped, too, that we’d celebrate that work in a way
that honored the work of the PPLP’s founders and the eight poets
laureate that preceded me in this role.
that together. I never imagined it would shine as brightly as it
Meet the Poet Laureate.
Information about previous Laureates' can be found