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Book Club Online - "COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic poems"

We're meeting online: same time, virtual place. Register below (required)! April is Poetry Month - but don't let that scare you! We'll be reading COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems by local NH poets and edited by Alexandria Peary, NH Poet Laureate

"When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New Hampshire in March 2020, it became clear that April - National Poetry Month - would not be celebrated with live poetry readings and writers' workshops as in past years. In an effort to provide a channel for creatively navigating our common experiences, New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary set out to host two virtual poetry writing groups each week in April. At the end of the month, New Hampshire residents were invited to submit their work for consideration in an anthology of poems addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 100 writers submitted their work - each with a unique voice and a fresh perspective on the pandemic's impact in New Hampshire. In her introduction, Alexandria writes, "Fifty-four of the state's poets are represented in this anthology, writing of job loss, loneliness and love, masks, social distancing, surreal visitors, uncertainty, graduations deferred, grief, neighborly and less-than-neighborly acts, observing the beginning of the pandemic and making projections about the future, recalibrating or confirming what it means to be human, to be a resident of this region. In a remarkable range of poetic form and style, these writers provide a thirty-day snapshot of what life was like in the Granite State in April of 2020" -- Gibson's Bookstore website


For detailed updates on book club information, subscribe to our Book Club email Newsletter! The Hooksett Library Book Club is currently meeting virtually. Book Club Online is open to GMILCS consortium cardholders in addition to Hooksett Library cardholders. Please note that, due to size restrictions, when we resume meeting in the library building (not currently) the group is now limited for new members to Hooksett Cardholders. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact us through our Live Chat Service, call 603-485-6092 or text 661-446-5378 (661-HOOKSET), or email us at <hplbooks@hooksettlibrary.org> for additional information. 

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