- An Anthology of New Hampshire PoetsEdited by Alice B. Fogel and Sidney Hall Jr.
Hobblebush Books brings to print poems originally chosen for the online Poet Showcase curated by former New Hampshire Poets Laureate Patricia Fargnoli and W. E. Butts.
- Alice B. Fogel is the poet laureate of New Hampshire. Her newest poetry collection, Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. Her third book, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller, and she is also the author of the guide for readers and teachers, Strange Terrain, on how to appreciate poetry without necessarily “getting” it. Nominated seven times for the Alice B. Fogel, Poet Laureate of New Hampshire (2014–2019) has taught reading, writing, and other arts programs for all ages in a variety of venues, from colleges to clubs, primary schools to prisons, and ESOL classes to summer institutes. A co-founder of the New Hampshire Young Writers Conference, she has presented programs on her own and through NH's arts and humanities councils, at the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, and many other venues. Alice’s most recent book of poems is A Doubtful House. Previously, Interval: Poems Based on Bach's Goldberg Variations, won the N. Schaffner Award for Music in Literature and the New Hampshire Literary Award in Poetry, and Be That Empty was a national poetry bestseller in 2008. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including the Best American Poetry series and on the Poetry Foundation online (www.poetryfoundation.org). She is available to lead reading group discussions, professional development workshops, and other programs for exploring the world of poetry as a reader or a writer. For more information about Alice, please visit www.alicebfogel.com.
Sidney Hall, Jr. was born in 1951 and has lived most of his life in southern New Hampshire. He is a graduate of Reed College, where he studied Greek and Latin Classics. He is the founder and owner of Hobblebush Books. He is also the owner of Hobblebush Design, which specializes in book design and production for other publishers.
His poems have appeared in the Graham House Review, Chattahoochie Review, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Wisconsin Review, California Quarterly, Hollins Critic, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and other magazines and journals, as well as on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac and in several poetry anthologies. His book reviews have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times Book Review. He is the author of three books of poems, What We Will Give Each Other, Chebeague, and Fumbling in the Light, and a book of memoirs, Small Town Tales, a collection of his newspaper columns.
- "Poet Showcase is above all else, New Hampshire's showcase. This wonderful collection reminds us of how we have been shaped by our state's remarkable natural surroundings and how our geography and economy created the connections and rhythm that are now our culture. It reminds us too of the power and promise of reflection that can grow to deeper and better understanding.” —Governor Maggie Hassan
- 240 pp, PaperbackISBN 978-1-939449-1-15Price $20.00Publication Date: November, 2015