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Poetry Society of New Hampshire Presents:
Jennifer Militello & Michele Leavitt


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The Poetry Society of New Hampshire meets at Gibson's Bookstore on the

third Wednesday of every month. Our headliners this month are Jennifer Militello & Michele Leavitt.

An open mic follows their readings (arrive early to ensure a spot

on the sign-up sheet). All are welcome, newcomers are encouraged!

Jennifer Militello is the author of three collections of poetry:

Body Thesaurus (Tupelo Press, 2013), Flinch of Song (Tupelo Press, 2009), winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Award, and the chapbook Anchor Chain, Open Sail. Her poems have appeared in

American Poetry Review,

The Kenyon ReviewThe New Republic,

The North American Review,

The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and

Best New Poets 2008, and have been awarded the Barbara Bradley Award from the New England Poetry Club, the 49th

Parallel Award from Bellingham Review, and the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Prize from Red Hen Press.

Michele Leavitt writes poetry and creative nonfiction. Her book-length

poetry collection, Back East, won the

inaugural Michael Macklin First Book Prize and was published by Moon Pie Press

in 2013. Her memoir excerpt, “No Trespassing,” won The Ohio State University’s

2010 William Allen Award for creative nonfiction, was published in The Journal, and received a notable

listing in 2011 Best American Essays. Other works of poetry and prose appear in

venues including So to Speak, Dogwood, Umbrella,

Mezzo Cammin, The Tower Journal, Passager, and Per Contra. A high school dropout, hepatitis C survivor, and

former trial attorney, she now lives in Maine, where she co-directs the Honors

Program at Unity College and teaches writing.



Concord/Bow/Hopkinton/Canterbury



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