The Poets’ Touchstone is a semi-annual print publication of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Historically, the journal featured poems by long-standing and new members, along with contest winners from across the US. Beginning with Volume 60 Number 2, each issue will feature:

  • member poems
  • member contest winners
  • non-member contest winners
  • student contest winners
  • a list of new poetry books & chapbooks by members and New Hampshire-based presses
  • NH Poet Laureate and NH Youth Poet Laureate spotlights
  • Slam Free or Die spotlights
  • NH Poetry Fest highlights
  • regional event highlights and announcements
  • contributor bios, including social media links

We hope you enjoy the sample poems and articles featured here enough to subscribe to The Poets’ Touchstone by becoming a member of PSNH. And if you’re already a member-subscriber, please submit your poems and let us know your publication/event news using the forms on this site. We’ll also give updates on the publication of each issue, so be sure to check back every now and again.