PPLP Sounds Off

Sept. Hoot: Ft. Robert Carr and John Burroughs

Robert Carr is the author of Amaranth, published in 2016 by Indolent Books and The Unbuttoned Eye, a full-length 2019 collection from 3: A Taos Press. Among other publications his poetry appears in the American Journal of Poetry, Bellevue Literary Review, Crab Orchard...

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No, it’s not a lawn mower

Mother Mary, Jesus and Joseph! I thought it was a mower-- thought I was hearing the common sound of cutting grass. It is the hottest, most humid day here-- just a few days after the Fourth of July and my attention is thrown to the front of our home--street side, here...

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June Hoot: Ft. Rachel Contreni Flynn and Fred Marchant

Rachel Contreni Flynn is the the co-editor of Beloit Poetry, Journaland, the author of two award-winning full-length poetry collections, Ice, Mouth, Song (Tupelo Press 2005) and Tongue (Red Hen Press 2010) as well as a chapbook, Haywire (Bright Hill Press 2009). In...

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April 3rd Hoot featuring David Surette and Mercy Carbonell

David R. Surette’s new book of poetry is Malden, selected and new poems that feature his hometown  Malden, Massachusetts. He is the author of five other collections includng Stable which was named an Honor Book at the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards. His poems are...

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Lunation Book Release

Celebrate International Women's Day with the Book Release of Lunation: A Good Fat Anthology of 114 Women Poets. Lunation is an epic gathering of women poets from the seacoast and beyond in one fierce and fiery publication six months in the making and culminating with...

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March 6th Hoot featuring Cassandra de Alba and Alice Radin

Cassandra de Alba is a poet living in Massachusetts.  Her work has appeared in The Shallow Ends, Underblong, Big Lucks, and Smoking Glue Gun, among other publications. Her chapbooks habitats(Horse Less Press, 2016) and ORB (Reality Hands, 2018) are about deer and the...

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Accepting Nominations!

The PPLP Board is now accepting nominations for our next Poet Laureate for 2019-2021! • Nominees for 2019 – 20 21 should live in Portsmouth, Dover, Durham, Eliot, Greenland, Kittery, Madbury, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, North Hampton, Rye, or Stratham...

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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...

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