Poetry Hoot... Wednesday,
March 5th: 7-9 pm
with featured readers
Nathan Graziano and Elizabeth Kirschner.
author Elizabeth Kirschner
has published five volumes of poetry --
most recently, Surrender to Light (Cherry Grove
Editions, 2009) and My Life as a Doll (Autumn House Press,
2008). My Life as a Doll was nominated for the Lenore
Marshall Prize and the Patterson Book Prize. Kirschner was named the
Literary Arts Fellow for the state of Maine in 2010. ~http://find.mainewriters.org/writers/elizabeth_kirschner
Elizabeth volunteers as a member of the PPLP Board of Trustees --
which we appreciate!
Nathan Graziano notes:
"When someone asks me what I do, I answer honestly: I teach high
school. I started writing, seriously, in my early-20s, and like a
trained monkey, I've kept at it.
"In 2007, Teaching Metaphors, a collection of poetry
that documents my experiences teaching high school, was named Best
Local Collection of Poetry for 2007 by The Hippo Press in Southern
New Hampshire. In 2011, my short story Fishbone was a
finalist for The Norman Mailer Prize awarded by The National Council
of Teachers of English.
"I currently write a Red Sox column for Dirty Water News
in Boston and am training to be a competitive dead-lifter."
Two fine poets
feature in March.
Plan to attend.
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Note: we regret having to cancel February's Hoot. We were
looking forward to their readings and will arrange for Nancy Jean
Hill and Bill Burtis to read at a future Hoot. ~David Phreaner
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As always, our
second hour is the open mic. Bring one poem on one page
if you'd like to read. Or just come to enjoy fine poetry in good company.
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Circles Launched in January
100 people registered to
participate in the Creation Circles! There are 14. Twenty people agreed to serve as Hosts
(some are co-hosts). Kimberly held an Orientation
session for the Hosts in early December. All hosts
have welcomed participants in their group with details of
time and place.
As a reminder: Circles will meet once a
month January through June, each month considering a
different prompt. The prompts are based on the
Stranger, orphan, outlaw, beloved…how shall we live, so
many hungers upon us?
Portsmouth 6, Kittery 3, Rye 2, Conway 1, Wolfeboro 1,
Circle Meetings: Evening
8, Morning 3, Afternoon 3.
If participants identified themselves at all, they
did so as poets and artists, rather than one
or the other.
As registration was required to join a Creation
Circle and some could attend neither afternoon nor
evening, the PPLP Board at Kimberly's request decided to post all prompts at the end of each
month. Anyone wishing to participate in the
project remotely can follow the prompts
online. The prompts will be posted on the
Poetry's Heart info &
updates page. A detailed discussion is now
posted. The first set of prompts will be posted
|Meet the Poet Laureate
Previous laureates' information can be found at