New Hampshire's Poet Laureate program was established in 1967 as a way to recognize state poets and to foster the local poetry community. Learn more about the program at the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts website.

The New Hampshire Poet Laureate collection at the Keene State College Archives & Special Collections contains the papers of four poet laureates: Marie Harris (1999-2004), Patricia Fargnoli (2006-2009), Walter Butts (2009-2013), and Alice Fogel (2013-2018).

As part of a grant issued by the New Hampshire State Library and the Mooseplate License Plate program, the manuscripts of these four poets have been digitized in order to increase awareness and access. Digital copies of their works can be found on the pages below.


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New Hampshire Poet Laureate Collection

Alice Fogel Papers

Marie Harris Papers

Patricia Fargnoli Papers

Walter E. Butts Papers