Patricia Fargnoli, the New Hampshire Poet Laureate from December 2006 to March 2009, is the author of six collections of poetry. Her newest book is Then, Something(Tupelo Press, fall 2009). Her fifth collection,Duties of the Spirit ( Tupelo Press, 2005) won the New Hampshire Jane Kenyon Literary Book Award for an Outstanding Book of Poetry and was a semifinalist for the Glasgow Prize. Her first book, Necessary Light (Utah State University Press, 1999) was awarded the 1999 May Swenson Poetry Award judged by Mary Oliver. Her book,Small Songs of Pain (Pecan Grove Press, 2003)is a collection of poems triggered by Chagall's illustrations of LaFontaine's fables . In addition she has published 2 chapbooks: Lives of Others, Oyster River Press, 2003 and Greatest Hits, Pudding House press.