Building Community Through Poetry

The Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program is dedicated to building community through poetry by appointing and supporting an outstanding local poet as Poet Laureate for the city, sponsoring events that feature area poets and authors from outside the New Hampshire Seacoast, and encouraging a love of poetry among people of all ages.

Established in 1997 by local arts organizers and writers, the program brings people together to celebrate the written word and the talents of local and visiting artists.

Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program
Bread & Poetry Podcast with Bob Sykora

Bread & Poetry Podcast with Bob Sykora

On this episode, Diannely breaks bread with poet and penpal Bob Sykora and talk about everything bagels, "leaning into softness," and Joyce Peseroff. Listen on Simplecast or on your favorite podcast app Bob Sykora is the author of the chapbook I Was Talking About...

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Haven Signature Event

Haven Signature Event

"I am a firm believer in the healing power of art, but most importantly I’m a firm believer in the healing power of community. Haven is just that—a community of people ready to open their arms to those who need it most. In my darkest moments, I relied heavily on...

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