The Poets’ Touchstone is a semi-annual print publication of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. The Summer 2018 issue (Vol.61 No.1) will launch 15 August 2018. The Winter 2018/2019 issue (Vol.61 No.2) is scheduled to launch 15 January 2019.

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, we would like each issue to 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.


Editorial staff for the forthcoming Volume 61 Number 1:

Editor: JS Graustein
Associate Editors: Barbara Blanks, Midge Goldberg, Kim Theriault
Proofreader: Heather Dupont

Member Contest Coordinator: Melanie Chicoine
National Contest Coordinator: Robert Crawford

Supervised by the PSNH Board of Directors:

President: Don Kimball
Vice President: Andrew Periale
Treasurer: Ala Khaki
Recording Secretary: Liz Ahl
Member: Barbara Bald
Member: Maudelle Driskell
Member: Rodger Martin
Member: Mark Palos
Member: Jimmy Pappas

Honorary President: Dudley Laufman
NH State Poet Laureate: Alice Fogel

Poetry Society of New Hampshire
P.O. Box 1118
Amherst, NH 03031-1118