Nominate a Poet for New Hampshire Poet Laureate

The NH Poet Laureate (NHPL) selection is coordinated by the Poetry Society of NH and NH State Council on the Arts.  
The NHPL is an honorary 5-year position held by an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of poetry. The term starts in March 2019. Nomination deadline: July 20, 2018. Learn more here.


New Hampshire Poet Laureate Fund Successfully Endowed

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire is pleased to announce the successful opening of The W.E. Butts New Hampshire Poet Laureate Endowment which is managed by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.  This endowment assures every future state poet laureate will receive a modest stipend to go about his or her poetry work in New Hampshire.    PSNH is indebted to the many donors throughout the state who contributed to this $10,000 effort over the past two-and-a-half years.  

Should you choose to help the endowment grow, tax-deductible donations can be made directly to NHCF or via The Poetry Society of New Hampshire.  Please mark NH Poet Laureate Endowment in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to

Ala Khaki, PSNH Treasurer
P.O. Box 1118
Amherst, NH 03031-1118  



Alice Fogel

Alice Fogel Named New Hampshire Poet Laureate

New Hampshire's Executive Council confirmed Governor Maggie Hassan's nomination of Alice B. Fogel of Acworth, N.H, as the next New Hampshire Poet Laureate. Fogel will serve a five-year term beginning January 2014. The state's poet laureate serves as an ambassador for all poets in New Hampshire and works to heighten the visibility and value of poetry in the state.

Learn more here.