The reading and remembrance will start at 12:30, at the grave of Walter Butts (990 Middle St, Rt. 33), the much-beloved former NH Poet Laureate, and at 1 PM the event will continue at the Portsmouth Book & Bar, at 40 Pleasant Street, 03801
Readers confirmed so far include Kim Cloutier Green (the current Portsmouth Poet Laureate), Jennifer Militello, James Rioux, S. Stephanie , and Mart DeCarteret. The New Hampshire poets being read and remembered are: Walter Butts, Richard Eberhart, Celia Thaxter, May Sarton, Robert Lowell, and E.E. Cummings.
The event is free and there is great food and drink available at Book & Bar, so come along and help us remember and celebrate this national literary holiday.