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Sunrise on Pearly Pond.   Photo by Gordon Ripley

Sunrise on Pearly Pond / Photo by Gordon Ripley

THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL 2015

MONADNOCK POETRY RETREAT XI

 At the Barbara C. Harris Center, Greenfield, New Hampshire May 1-3, 2015
The Monadnock New Pastoral School of Poetry & Writing

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The poetry and fiction of  Pam Bernard, Jim Beschta, Terry Farish,  John Hodgen, Rodger Martin, Susan Roney-O’Brien, and Rebecca Rule, as well as emeritae Adelle Leiblein and Pat Fargnoli, have shaped the Monadnock School of New Pastoral Poetry, now called the Mondadnock Pastoral Poets and Writers.

Inhabiting the central New England region dominated by a magnificent mountain, these writers have been brought together by landscape and nature, writers who have devoted their lives to language, and who now freely share their passion and knowledge

Click on the photo of a mentor you wish to know more about.

Pam-Bernard

Pam Bernard

James-Beschta

Jim Beschta

Terry-Farbish

Terry Farish

John-Hodgen

John Hodgen

Rodger-Martin

Rodger Martin

Susan-Roney-OBrien

Susan Roney-O’Brien

Rebecca Rule

Rebecca Rule

   
Samuel Clemens, May 31, 1906

Samuel Clemens, May 31, 1906

“Monadnock is always impressive, always majestic, always beautiful, with a beauty whose phrases are
 as manifold as those that are working their enchantments upon that valley yonder which stretches away
 and away, on a morning like this, until its hundred shades of green melt into blue, and the blue becomes
 a dream and melts and mingles with the base of heaven under the remote horizon.”

 –Samuel Clemens,
Autobiography of Mark Twain,
(UCAL PRESS, Berkley: 2013)

Mt. Monadnock. Photo by C. Degutis

Mt. Monadnock / Photo by C. Degutis