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Patricia Fargnoli, the New Hampshire Poet Laureate from 2006-2009, is the author of six collections of poetry. Her newest book is Winter, Hobblebush Books, 2013. Her other three full-length books Then, Something, Duties of the Spirit and Necessary Light each were award winning (The Sheila Mooton Award, The ForeWord Magazine Silver Award for Poetry, The May Swenson Award and The NH Literary Award for Outstanding Poetry. In addition she has published three chapbooks: Small Songs of Pain; Lives of Others, and Greatest Hits. A retired clinical social-worker, “Pat” has been a Macdowell Fellow and is a past Associate Editor of The Worcester Review. She has been on the faculty of The Frost Place Poetry Festival and its teaching conference, and has taught at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, for Road Scholars, and in the Lifelong Learning Program (CALL) of Keene State College. She currently teaches privately. Awards for her poems include: an honorary B.F.A. from The New Hampshire Institute of Art; The Robert Frost Foundation Award and five Pushcart nominations. She was twice a finalist for The Nation, Discovery Award. A native of Connecticut and a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford College for Women and the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, she has published more than 300 poems in such journals as: Poetry, Ploughshares, The Harvard Review, The Massachusetts Review, Barrow Street, Alaska Quarterly et. al. A member of The New Hampshire Writer’s Project and the New England Poetry Club, she’s lived for over twenty years in New Hampshire.


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