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