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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Bread & Poetry Podcast with Matt Miller

Bread & Poetry Podcast with Matt Miller

On this episode, Diannely breaks bread with educator and "Poet of the River" Matt Miller and they talk about pita bread, "the next time through," and Kate Hanson Foster. Listen here on Simplecast! Matt W. Miller (he/his) is the author of Tender the River (Texas Review...

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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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