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"Write of Passage": Article about Under the Madness Magazine

Article about  Under the Madness Magazine appeared in this week's Hippo newspaper, published January 5, 2022.  Scroll down to roughly page 4 and enlarge:   Write of Passage Under the Madness is accepting submissions for its first issue until January 20. For info on how to submit:  submission guidelines
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2021 NH Poetry Census: List of Publications

NH Poetry Census 2021   Books: John-Michael Albert. Music. Marble Kite Press, 2021. Resident of Portsmouth. Purchase info: E-mail  John-Michael.Albert@Comcast.net Sarah Anderson. We Hold On To What We Can . Loom Press, 2021. Resident of Exeter. Purchase info: https://www.loompress.com/store/we-hold-on-to-what-we-can-poems   Mary Anker and Will Grant. an unlikely conversation . Piscataqua Press, 2021. Resident of Portsmouth. Purchase info: Ingram. Bill Burtis. Liminal . Nine Mile Books, 2021. Resident of Exeter. Purchase info: https://www.ninemile.org/ Bill Chatfield. We Are Stardust: the universe in verse . Peterborough Poetry Project, 2021. Resident of Peterborough. Purchase info: peterboroughpoetryproject.org/books Page Coulter. Call it a Mountain . Top of the World Press, 2021. Resident of Center Sandwich.   Amber Rose Crowtree. Harboring the Imperfect . Dancing Girl Press, 2021. Resident of Grafton. Purchase info: https://dulcetshop.myshopify.com/products/harboring-th

Virtual Champagne: Poets & Publication Party 2021

  The 2021 Virtual Champagne, Poets & Publication Celebration is happening on  Wednesday, December 29, 6:30-7:45 PM, on Zoom.  Join us in celebrating the amazing results of the 2021 New Hampshire Poetry Publication Census! Not bad for a pandemic poetry year: 25 books of poetry published and 218+ literary journal/magazine publications! (Zoom link below.) Come hear a selection of this year's poems with a reading by Sarah Anderson, Barbara Bald, Amber Rose Crowtree, Alice Fogel, Mae Fraser, Jeff Friedman, Liz Gauffreau Gina Puorro, Meg Kearney, Rodger Martin, Robert Minicucci, Mary O. Singer, Betsy Snider, Tammi Truax, Dianalee Velie, and Carol Westberg. We'll end our celebration with a mindful writing meditation to help send off 2021 as a writing year and usher in 2022! Zoom Link: When: Dec 29, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://salemstate.zoom.us/ meeting/register/ tZcpfuqtqjspHtaEJJy- PMIlnRlIKtr0nuFR After registering,

Boston Globe Review of Battle of Silicon Valley at Daybreak

Battle of Silicon Valley at Daybreak has been reviewed at the Boston Globe & msn news. See the review titled How We Live Now Excerpt:  Poet Alexandria Peary plugs herself in to the socket of this moment in her latest collection “ Battle of Silicon Valley at Daybreak ” (Spuyten Duyvil). Peary, the Poet Laureate of New Hampshire, captures the chaotic energy of online life, the relentless stream of appeals for your money, attention, desire, raising questions of what it means to “open this."

Cinquain Creations from Audience at Gibson's Bookstore Reading

  To close the debut reading from Battle of Silicon Valley at Daybreak this past Tuesday, I walked the audience through the creation of their own 1-minute poem about social media using a form called a cinquain.  A standard cinquain normally involves a 5-lined poem, Line #1 containing one stress; Line #2 containing two stresses; Line #3 containing three stresses...you get the idea.)  I modified the form for the sake of the event such that Line #1 contains one word; Line #2 contains two words, etc. I gave line-by-line prompts: for instance, specifying that the third line consist of a prepositional phrase, the fourth line use a question.  Check out the marvelous, modified cinquain created by audience members! Mark Black, blue To mark share For whom the bell... Tolls, clangs,, peals, rings, cracks -John Lindberg Different  Red clicking On every post, hearts scrolling "What's your handle?" A lonely phone case No face recognition,  No apps to distract,  No sore thumbs,  Not for