Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: [Walter] Butts and his wife,

S. Stephanie, also a poet, started a "poetry hoot" in Portsmouth.

"They would invite two headliner poets to read and had an open mic after" for others to read their works, she said.

Kyle Potvin, president of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, said Butts "believed poetry should be accessible.

"He was a teacher and a wonderful poet himself and just a true advocate for poetry in New Hampshire," Potvin said.

from New Hampshire Union Leader: NH poet laureate who died on Easter made poetry accessible to all
then ExeterPatch: NH Poet Laureate Walter Butts Dies


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