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Sunrise on Pearly Pond. Photo by Gordon Ripley
Sunrise on Pearly Pond / Photo by Gordon Ripley

THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL 

MONADNOCK PASTORAL POETS & WRITERS RETREAT XIX

 at the Barbara C. Harris Center, Greenfield, New Hampshire will be held on April 19-21, 2024

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We also remember the life and poetry of one of our founders, Patricia Fargnoli, with two of her poems.

Click here to listen to “Fox” read by poet Kyle Potvin.

Clear here to listen to poet Meg Kearney reads “Request.”

Both videos created by Gabriel Parker at Stillwater Video.


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