NH Poet Laureate at Frost Farm July 14

DERRY, NH, July 6, 2016 – The Robert Frost Farm’s 2016 Hyla Brook Reading Series features New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice B. Fogel on Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm. Hyla Brook Poet Sara Backer will also read. 
The series, held in the Frost Farm located at 122 Rockingham Rd (Rt 28), is free and open to the public. An Open Mic follows the readings and all audience members are invited to share their work. 
Fogel’s newest poetry collection, Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. Her third book, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller, and she is also the author of the guide for readers and teachers, Strange Terrain, on how to appreciate poetry without necessarily “getting” it. She lives in Walpole, NH.  
Joining Fogel is Sara Backer of Hollis, NH. Backer, author of the novel AMERICAN FUJI, has had her writing honored by two residency fellowships (Norton Island and Djerassi) and six Pushcart nominations. Her poems have recently appeared in Crannóg (Ireland), Strange Horizons, Gargoyle, The Pedestal Magazine, Marathon Literary Review, Rust + Moth, Turtle Island Quarterly, So to Speak, and many more. She will read from her chapbook, BICYCLE LOTUS, which won the 2015 Turtle Island Poetry Award. 
Upcoming Hyla Brook Reading Series events include:
·      Melissa Balmain (Aug. 11)
·      Johnny Longfellow (Sept. 8) 
Through September, the Hyla Brook Poets’ monthly writing workshop meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10am at its summer home at the Frost Farm. 

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