6th Annual Youth Hoot January 2nd

Students from several area schools will join us as our January Featured Readers. One of the PPLP’s Board’s long term goals is to encourage poetry writing and performance by young people. They’re our poetic future. What better way than to provide a venue? If you’ve...

December 5th Hoot featuring Mark DeCarteret and Kathleen Clancy

Mark DeCarteret has appeared next to Charles Bukowski in a lo-fi fold out, Pope John Paul II in a hi-test collection of Catholic poetry, Billy Collins in an Italian fashion coffee table book, and Mary Oliver in a 3785 page pirated anthology. He has been published in...

November 7th Hoot featuring Morgan Plessner and Sam DeFlitch

November’s Hoot features two young and phenomenal poets: UNH MFA Poets Morgan Plessner and Sam DeFlitch! Morgan Plessner is a second year MFA student studying poetry at the University of New Hampshire. She has been published in Ink & Voices and Foliate Oak....

Rice Pudding Poetry Series featuring Christopher Seid

Poet Christopher Seid will be featured in the upcoming Rice Pudding Poetry Series on Thursday evening, November 1. Together with a group of community readers who will read published work from a variety of poets, Seid will read from his second collection of poems, Age...

October 3rd Hoot featuring Jeri Theriault and Matt Miller

Jeri Theriault’s full-length collection, Radost, my red, was published by Moon Pie Press in 2016. Her chapbook, In the Museum of Surrender, won the 2013 Encircle Publications Chapbook Contest. She has two previous chapbooks, Corn Dance and Catholic, and has published...

June 6th Hoot featuring January G. O’Neil and Patrice Pinette

January Gill O’Neill and Patrice Pinette January Gill O’Neil is the author of two poetry collections, Misery Islandsand Underlife, published by CavanKerry Press. A third collection, Rewilding, will be published by CavanKerry Press in fall 2018. She is the...

Upcoming Poetry Event

Writers in the Round Presents their benefit concert Poetry and Song, featuring form Portsmouth Poet Laureate John Perrault and many others.

New Hampshire Beat Festival

An array of amazing artists will be on hand for an event that will be as entertaining as it is enlightening all backed the masters of improvisational music The Beat Night Band The Festival is a culmination of projects, poets, performers and artists that Portsmouth...
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