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Reading by New NH Youth Poet Laureates:

  Recently, two new NH Youth Poet Laureates were appointed, effective September 1, 2019:  Rachel Sturges of Peterborough, and Falon Smith of Littleton.  The immediate past Youth Poet Laureate is Cate Dixson. Congratulations to all 3 young poets!!!
  We are excited to have had all 3 poets speaking and reading some of their poems at The Toadstool Bookshop at 12 Depot Square in Peterborough NH on Saturday, September 14th at 11 a.m.  They were introduced by the New Hampshire Poet Laureate, Alice B. Fogel. Thanks to all four poets for their enthusiastic participation! Look for more poems from these excellent poets.

New "Poems of New Hampshire" Poetry Contest - now closed. Thanks to all the entrants, we have many fine poems to evaluate. Prize winners have been announced; se our Home page and Contests page. Then our Poems page for the winning poems.

Peterborough Book Fair Recap:

The new Peterborough Book Fair was an exciting success. Thanks to all the sponsors, participants, volunteers, and visitors!  If you have a comment, please share it with us via our "contact" page on this website.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and champion of poetry for all, died in April this year at age 100.

However, his poetry lives on. At the Fair, we had six of his books signed by him, five of which have quick self-portrait sketches on the signature page. See photos of the books on the "Books" page. 

Spring Poetry Contest

We had over 40 entries from elementary and middle school students. Info about winners is on our "contests" page. A new contest will be coming soon. 

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- - Folk Music is like poetry in motion. The Peterborough Folk Music Society is alive and well.  Visit pfmsconcerts.org for info on their 2020 performances and to purchase tickets in advance. 

- -  This year's Jaffrey-Rindge MLK Student Contest is in multi media poetry – poems written or performed, optionally combined with art, music, video or other media. For more information, email jaffreyrindgemlk@gmail.com.

- - A new railroad book about iron roads in the Monadnock region is coming soon, to be published by the Historical Society of Cheshire County.

- - Check it out: see poetry contests at the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry.

- - More book fairs, shows, sales, at http://www.booksalefinder.com and at
    http://www.bookfairs.com