Eric Poor

Eric Poor spent 17 years working as a reporter for the award-winning newspaper The Monadnock Ledger, now known as The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, a twice-weekly community newspaper. During his newspaper career he won numerous writing awards from the New Hampshire Press Association (NHPA).


Those eighteen awards include recognition for investigative reporting, education reporting, editorial writing, sports columns, serious columns, humor columns, spot news reporting, spot news photography, business reporting, and feature writing. He was twice named Columnist of the Year by the NHPA.


He is an avid outdoor sportsman and has been an outdoor columnist for 20 years for Hawkeye, New Hampshire’s outdoor sports newspaper. He has also freelanced stories to publications like the New Hampshire Wildlife Journal.


Now retired from the deadlines of newspaper reporting he is working on a novel and writes occasional poems. He is a member of the Monadnock Writers Group and serves on its board of directors. He is also an EMT and the photographer and public information officer for Rindge Fire and Rescue. He is a member of the Rindge Conservation Commission and serves on the Contoocook and North Branch Rivers Local Advisory Committee. Visit his website at



Hobblebush Books by

Eric Poor

Working at the Word Factory: The Curious Life of a Small-Town Newspaper Journalist


The adventures of an award-winning small-town newspaper journalist and photographer.

Videos and Media

An Interview with Eric Poor


Author Eric Poor discusses his book Working at the Word Factory: The Curious Life of a Small-Town Newspaper Journalist.


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