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National Poetry Month in the Granite State

April 2021

Hobblebush Books and New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary are proud to partner once again to offer unique ways for Granite Staters to safely celebrate National Poetry Month (April 2021) during COVID-19. 

30 Days of Poetry Writing Prompts

To encourage writers to create, Alex will be curating a set of 30 poetry writing prompts—one for each day in April. These COVID-related prompts will appear on New Hampshire Magazine's Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Workshop Your Writing

At the end of the month, we will host two free virtual workshopping sessions where poets can discuss their work and offer actionable feedback. Registration is required—please sign up here.

  • Sunday, April 25 at 3 PM (Moderated by Lily Greenberg)

  • Tuesday, April 27 at 7 PM (Moderated by Brooke Delp)

Readings & Conversations with Granite State Poets

Gibson's Bookstore will be hosting a free, weekly series featuring virtual readings and conversations with Granite State Poets. Registration is required, so please sign up early!

Get Published

The world has changed immensely since the poems included in COVID Spring were written last April. As part of National Poetry Month, we invite you to submit your work for consideration in volume II of COVID Spring. The submission period will run from April 5, 2021 to May 23, 2021. Submissions must be from New Hampshire residents and must in some way address the COVID-19 pandemic.


Submission form and guidelines


Hobblebush Books will donate $2 from every COVID Spring book sold to the New Hampshire Food Bank.


COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems features poems submitted during National Poetry Month 2020.

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