DERRY — The 11th year of the Hyla Brook Poets series is underway, with events held at the historic Robert Frost Farm, 122 Rockingham Road.
The series is free and open to the public. Open mic time is held following all poetry readings. Audience members are invited to share their works. The series is sponsored by Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm and Hyla Brook Poets.
Readings and featured poets include:
Rachael Hadas, July 11, 6:30 p.m. Hadas is the award-winning author of many books of poetry, essays and translations. Her most recent collection is "Poems for Camilla."
Rodger Martin, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. Martin is the recipient of an Appalachia poetry award and fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Fiction and National Endowment for the Humanities. He is co-editor for the Granite State Poetry series and teaches journalism at Keene State College.
Patrick Donnelly, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. Donnelly is the author of four books of poetry and recipients of many awards and fellowships. He is director of the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place in Franconia.
In addition to the reading series, Hyla Brook Poets hosts the fifth annual Frost Farm Poetry Conference, June 14-16, at the farm in Derry. The winner of the annual Frost Farm prize for metrical poetry will also be honored.
Founded in 2015, the conference provides two days of intense instruction by award-winning poets including master class workshop leader/keynote Bruce Bennett along with Bill Coyle, Caitlin Doyle, Midge Goldberg and Alfred Nicol. Internationally-acclaimed poet Rhina P. Espaillat, the 2019 Frost Farm poet-in-residents, will provide individual critiques and Kyle Potvin will lead a panel on "Poetry and Grief." For conference information or to register, visit frostfarmpoetry.org.