Join us for our first open mic poetry night of 2013! Our featured readers will be Walter Butts and S Stephanie.
Walter Butts is the current New Hampshire Poet Laureate. He is the author of Cathedral of Nervous Horses: New and Selected Poems (Hobblebush Books, 2012), Radio Time (Cherry Grove Collections, 2011), named poetry winner at the 2011 New England Book Festival, Sunday Evening at the Stardust Café (1st World, 2006), chosen as a finalist for the 2005 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry from the University of California/Fresno and selected winner of the 2006 Iowa Source Poetry Book Prize, and other books and chapbooks. The recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations and a Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation Award, he teaches in the low-residency BFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College. He lives in Manchester, New Hampshire with his wife, the poet S Stephanie.
S Stephanie lives in Manchester, NH where she teaches English and Creative Writing. She also works as a nurse. Her work has appeared in magazines such as The Birmingham Poetry Review, The Café Review, The Larcom Review, Third Coast, The Southern Review and The Sun. Her chapbook, Throat is available through Igneus Press. She published and co-edited the poetry magazine, Crying Sky: Poetry & Conversation 2005-2007. She has a second chapbook coming out with Pudding House in 2009.
After our featured readers share their work, the floor will be opened for others to share. Please bring one or two poems to read, and come early to sign up.