Poetry Society of New Hampshire: Jennifer Martelli & Jennifer Jean

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024, 4:30-6pm

Join the Poetry Society of New Hampshire from 4:30-6pm for an afternoon of verse! Their headliners this month are poets Jennifer Martelli & Jennifer Jean. An open mic follows their readings. Newcomers are welcomed and encouraged!

Jennifer Martelli is the author of The Queen of Queens, winner of the 2023 Italian American Studies Association Book Award and selected as a “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and My Tarantella, also selected as a “Must Read” and named as a finalist for the Housatonic Book Award. She is the author of the chapbooks All Things are Born to Change Their Shapes, In the Year of Ferraro, and After Bird. Her work has appeared in The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Poetry, The Tahoma Literary Review, Scoundrel Time, Verse Daily, Iron Horse Review, and elsewhere. Jennifer Martelli has twice received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her poetry. She is co-poetry editor for MER.

Jennifer Jean’s poetry collections include VOZObject Lesson, and The Fool. Her resource book is Object Lesson: a Guide to Writing Poetry. And, she’s co-written and co-translated Where Do You Live? أين تعيش؟ (Arrowsmith Press, 2024) with Iraqi poet Dr. Hanaa Ahmed. As well, she’s edited the forthcoming anthology Other Paths for Shahrazad: a Bilingual Anthology of Poetry by Arab Women (Tupelo Press, 2025). Her work appears in POETRYRattleThe CommonOn the Seawall, the Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. She’s received honors, residencies, and fellowships from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, the Academy of American Poets, the Mass Cultural Council, DISQUIET, the Kolkata International Poetry Festival, and the Women’s Federation for World Peace. Jennifer is an organizer for the Her Story Is peace-building collective, host of the Wilder Words reading series, and senior program manager of 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center’s online writing program.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
The Queen of Queens (Via Folios #156) By Jennifer Martelli Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781599541808
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Published: Bordighera Press - April 12th, 2022

In this tenacious collection of poems, the drugs, pop music, rocket crash, and Martelli's "queens"--from Geraldine Ferraro to Madonna, Nancy Pelosi to Molly Ringwald--embody the struggle with and resistance against gender oppression, political sexism, and ongoing threats to reproductive rights, while reminding us of the power of one strong woman.



The Uncanny Valley By Jennifer Martelli Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780996988759
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Published: Big Table Publishing Company - May 22nd, 2016

"Jennifer Martelli's tightly focused poems invite us into an imperfect world defined by her rich personal history. This is a place she knows well, one that is continually reinvented by the people who are its fabric.


My Tarantella (Via Folios #135) By Jennifer Martelli Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781599541303
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Published: Bordighera Press - November 13th, 2018

Poetry. Women's Studies. Italian American Studies. I love this book with its strength and riskiness, its weaving of the Kitty Genovese story with the narrator's own story and life. The details Martelli provides seem so real, so rooted, so perfect for these two intertwined tales...This is a book I won't soon forget. Certainly, it's a book not to be missed.--Maria Mazziotti Gillan


Mom Egg Review 17: Vol. 17 - 2019 By Jennifer Martelli (Editor), Cindy Veach (Editor), Marjorie Tesser Editor Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780991510757
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Published: Half-Shell Press - April 2nd, 2019

Mom Egg Review is an annual collection of literary writing about diverse experiences of motherhood.


OBJECT LESSON A Guide to Writing Poetry By Jennifer Jean Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781734786989
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lily Poetry Review - January 11th, 2021

A craft guide to accompany the book Object Lesson to help survivors or sex trafficking or any beginning poet to write poems. Poetry writing workbook for trauma survivors and human trafficking victims


Voz By Jennifer Jean, Jessica Furtado (Cover Design by) Cover Image
By Jennifer Jean, Jessica Furtado (Cover Design by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9781957755069
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Published: Lily Poetry Review Books - March 1st, 2023

The Fool By Jennifer Jean Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780983066606
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Published: Big Table Publishing Company - November 13th, 2013

"The Fool takes us to this basic truth: that when we feel most unloved and unlovable, we enter the space of endings and beginnings, the space where we must decide whether or not to believe. This collection of poetry is thus an article of faith, poems that dare us-in unflinching terms-to believe.


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