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Library Welcomes Award Winning Poets

The Rockingham Free Public Library invites the public to a special evening of poetry on Tuesday, December 8 at 7 pm. The library welcomes a dynamic and award-winning duo of accomplished poets: Tim Mayo and former New Hampshire Poet Laureate Patricia Fargnoli.

Fargnoli's first book, Necessary Light, was selected by the esteemed American poet Mary Oliver for the May Swenson Poetry Award in 1999.

Fargnoli, was the NH Poet Laureate from December 2006 to March 2009, and is the author of six collections of poetry.

Tim Mayo holds an ALB, cum laude, from Harvard University and an MFA from The Bennington Writing Seminars. His poetry & reviews have appeared in many diverse literary publications, and he has garnered many awards in his career including two International Merit Awards from Atlanta Review and was a finalist for the 2009 May Swenson Award before being published by Mayapple Press.

Mayo has twice been awarded fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center's annual Vermont Artist's Week, He is a former member of the Brattleboro Literary Festival author committee and lives in Brattleboro.

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