As the Madison Library pointed out last week, April is National Poetry Month and the Smithsonian celebrates it as Jazz Appreciation Month as well. This combination of art forms is celebrated here in New Hampshire at Jazzmouth. This seacoast poetry and jazz festival will be held in Portsmouth this weekend (April 12-15) and includes a Super Beat Night Extravaganza featuring Andrei Codrescu at The Music Hall on Saturday night.
Festivities begin on Thursday with Jazzmouth Film Night at Muddy River. Friday events include Poetry Coffee Break at Breaking New Grounds, a group reading with the Portsmouth Poet Laureate at Dolphin Striker, and Jazzmouth Jazz Fest at the Press Room. During the day on Saturday River Run Bookstore will host a young writers program and the Seacoast Writers Association will hold a workshop at the Press Room. There will be a Jazz/Poetry Brunch at The Library Restaurant on Sunday.