October 5th Hoot featured readers
Fogel, NH Poet Laureate and Sid Hall, Founder, Hobblebush Books
This month we are blessed to have two wonderful poets,
individuals who support and promote poetry and literature: Alice
Fogel and Sid Hall.
Alice Fogel is New Hampshire's Poet Laureate. Her newest poetry
collection, "Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,”
won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. Her third
book, "Be That Empty", was a national poetry bestseller.
Jr. has lived most of his life in southern New Hampshire. He is
a graduate of Reed College. He is the founder of Hobblebush Books.
His poems have appeared in the Graham House Review,
Chattahoochie Review, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Wisconsin
Review, California Quarterly, Hollins Critic, the Los Angeles Times
Book Review, and other journals.
Sid and Alice edited "Poet
Showcase", an anthology of NH poets. We hope copies of his, her
and their work will be available, also the Robert Dunn anthology
"One of Us is Lost." Alert: profits from "One of Us is Lost" are
being generously donated to PPLP.
See our video
about how the PPLP came to be
One of the closing efforts by Ninth Poet Laureate
Kimberly Cloutier Green was to arrange a panel discussion video on the
history and origins of the PPLP. With Nancy Moore Hill's passing
this became a clear and important need on our part: to capture
and preserve our history.
The discussion was recorded at PPMtv's Portsmouth
studio, edited by Bill Humphreys, and is now on YouTube! It
features four women who were there at the get-go.
The program is historic. It is the definitive story of how Nancy Moore Hill and
compatriots dreamed up the PPLP
and made it happen.
The program lasts about an hour. It's talking heads with no
violence or special effects. But it's our talking heads and our
history. Check it out.
Poet Laureate Kate Leigh
next phase of Kate Leigh's Poet Laureate program is taking shape at
3S Art Space. There she has begun an after school program working
with youth poets. If you are a young poet or know one you are
welcome, indeed encouraged to join. Kate is a great poetry
mentor and has been having a ball working with children and youth
poets during her tenure. Contact Kate at
Kate reports that 3S has been very supportive in actively
encouraging her youth poetry program. Along side that program
3S has a new gallery program of art and poetry coming right up this
October. The gallery showing is open to all, youth and adults,
poets and artists. See information about it below.
Show-Off: October Pop-up Exhibit
A Community Collaboration of Visual Art and Poetry
October 2 - October 16
Closing Reception: October 15, 5-8pm
An open invitation
to artists and non-artists, poets and dabblers: bring the fruits
of your summer labors and show-off on the gallery walls. Photos,
poems, drawings, musings of all types. Bring them to the gallery
and put them up. An all ages show!
The details: All works should be on paper. Please include the
artist’s name and contact info, legibly, on the back. Hanging
hardware will be provided. People can drop off work anytime
between October 2-October 15 (during gallery hours).
Show-Off Kick Off:
A Day of Surrealist Poetry and Drawing for All Ages:
October 2, 11am-2pm
Show-Off kicks off on Sunday, October 2 with "A Day of
Surrealist Poetry and Drawing for Friends and Family of All
Ages" hosted by arts educator Ashley Norman. Stop by 3S and join
in on some surrealist games that tap into the imaginations of
artists of all ages. Turn another person’s mistake into a happy
accident or create an altered book poem.
More info here: http://www.3sarts.org/performa...
Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday: Noon-5pm
Monday: CLOSED. Tuesday - Friday: 10am-6pm
Notice: When the show closes participants can pick up their work
between 3-5pm on Sunday, October 16 and during regular box
office hours (Tuesday-Friday from 10am-6pm).
After School Poets
|After School Poets on
their way into Portsmouth Library
with After School Poets working on poetry and art in the
One of my 'pet projects'
the After School Poets program, which ran
for several months at Portsmouth Public Library. I had several
young poets getting their start at writing verse, whose mothers
were a key to the process going smoothly. Not only did some
of them participate in April, but a some of this group's
work was be on display at the Library last May.
Thank you for this
ongoing opportunity. And for your support.
images from Portsmouth's Ceremony and Celebration
Learn about our
previous Laureates here.
KatieTowler on Virginia Prescott's
"Word of Mouth" NHPR podcast
Speaking aof 3S, after her book launch at 3S Artspace author Katie Towler
did readings and signings around the region. One of her stops was
with Virginia Prescott's "Word of Mouth" radio program.
We are huge fans of Katie's memoir. If you missed the 3S launch
event (and if you didn't) here's an opportunity to hear Katie
discuss her work in a fine interview by Virginia Prescott.
The podcast includes a brief audio excerpt (which we didn't know
existed) of Robert reading his Prescott Park posted poem. The podcast is 14 minutes.
Take a listen. ~Ed.