Poetry Society of NH - Two Scoops of Poetry

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire will host two readings on Saturday, January 31st at Borders Books, 76 Ft Eddy Road, Concord, NH. At 11AM, there will be a Members' Open Mic and at 1PM there will be a reading by Hugh Hennedy. Both are free and open to the public. For more information contact the society at 603-332-0732 or poetrysocietyofnh@gmail.com


Hugh Hennedy began writing poetry when he was fifty. Until that time, he thought his writing gifts were mostly critical. Before 1979, he concentrated on writing for scholarly journals, articles on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen, and other English writers. His book on Anthony Trollope, Unity in Barsetshire, was published in 1971. A chapter of that book was republished by Harold Bloom in his Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers and the Warden: Modern Critical Interpretations (Chelsea House, 1988). Since 1979, Hennedy has concentrated on the writing of poetry. His poems have been published in such journals as Puckerbrush Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Tar River Poetry, Hawaii Review, and James Joyce Quarterly. His books of poetry are: Old Winchester Hill, (Enright House, 1993), and Halcyon Time (Oyster River Press, 1993). A new collection, Variations on a Natural Theme, was published by Hobblebush Press in 2008. A New Englander by birth and inclination, Hennedy currently lives in Portsmouth.


The Poetry Society of NH is a non profit, state-wide membership organization dedicated to the promotion of poetry. The society publishes the quarterly journal The Poets Touchstone, sponsors poetry contests and hosts poetry readings and workshops. The society also publishes anthologies, most recently The 2008 Poets Guide to NH and The Other Side of Sorrow, Poets Speak Out About Conflict, War and Peace, and the occasional chapbook. The society can be reached at poetrysocietyofnh@gmail.com