photo by Mariah Edson

Appointed by the Governor as New Hampshire State
Poet Laureate 2014-2019

INTERVAL: Poems Based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations,
winner of the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature
Schaffner Press, April 2015

In O MAG! (2nd from left)

Schaffner Interval Oprah (from left Sarah Meyer, Elyse Moody, Molly Simms, Zoe Donaldson)



STRANGE TERRAIN: A Poetry Handbook for The Reluctant Reader
Hobblebush Books, June 2009
On SPD Bestseller list, July-Sept. 2009.
Order through Small Press Distribution or your local bookstore.
See "understanding poetry" link above for more on this book
& programs on how to understand poetry.


BE THAT EMPTY--now in its 2nd printing, from Harbor Mountain Press, December 2007.
4 weeks on the National Poetry Society's bestseller list in 2008.
Order through Harbor Mountain Press, Small Press Distribution, or your local bookstore.



Readings, discussion groups, workshop instruction, mentoring, visiting artist, poetry judging, manuscript review and editing, young adult workshops,
poetry appreciation programs, etc.


P. O. Box 1044
Walpole, NH 03608

BE THAT EMPTY cover art by Susan Osgood
STRANGE TERRAIN collage cover art by ABF

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