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
Virtual Workshop with Maya Williams

Virtual Workshop with Maya Williams

The first poetry workshop under The Bread & Poetry Project! Maya Williams, Poet Laureate of Portland, Maine, will be leading a poetry workshop and discussion of the poetic devices of displaying first date impressions on Monday, August 7th, from 6-8 PM Register...

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