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"Rooted In New Hampshire"
Rooted In New Hampshire is a tribute to the over 4000 farms averaging about 100 acres each whose open lands still help to preserve much of New Hampshire’s rural character. In addition, the book attests to the importance of area farms in providing our communities with a high- quality array of fresh foods, abundant wildlife habitats, continuation of our distinct cultural heritage, and significant contributions to our state’s economy.
The Literary Arts Guild’s partners in developing this book are Beaver Pond Farm in Newport;
Greenhill Farm in Sutton; Kearsarge Food Hub in Bradford; Kearsarge Gore Farm in Warner;
Meetinghouse Hill Tree Farm in South Sutton; Muster Field Farm in Sutton; Sanctuary Farm in Sunapee; Schroeder Farm in Newbury; and Spring Ledge Farm in New London. Verse responses to each of the visuals selected by participating farms were created by the poets of the John Hay Poetry Society.
The book’s introduction notes that “hearty and determined” New Hampshire farmers and their
families have long drawn “sustenance from New Hampshire’s granite-bound, heavily forested land…” It also finds hope in the “rising generation of young farmers [who] reclaim our land, generating resilient community and an abundant future for us all.”
Rooted in New Hampshire: Farming in the Lake Sunapee Region, printed by the prize-
winning Echo Publications of New London is available at Morgan Hill Book Store, New
London; Main Street Bookends, Warner; and
at the CFA Gallery at the New London Inn
and online below!
"Diversity is Beauty"
This exquisite book is a collection of beautiful photos submitted by the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, depicting many dimensions of Native American life and culture. They range from the colorful movement of the Ribbon Dancer's regalia and the intricate detail of a dyed porcupine quill basket to the birch womb of a canoe where children of the Dawn Land huddled. Each photo is accompanied by an inspirational poem skillfully crafted by a member of the John Hay Poetry Society.
This volume represents a collaboration among the CFA’s Literary Arts Guild, the John Hay Poetry Society, and the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum.
Visual Verse: Diversity is Beauty is available at Morgan Hill Bookstore, New London; Main Street Bookends in Warner; and Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord;
also through the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum store and online,
and at the CFA Gallery at the New London Inn
and online below!
"Snapshots in Time"
This new book pairs photographs from the collections of seven Kearsarge-Sunapee area historical societies with poetry inspired by these images.
Together, these photos and poems recapture and reimagine many dimensions of life in this region of New Hampshire during the 1800’s and early twentieth century.
This volume represents a collaboration among the CFA’s Literary Arts Guild, the John Hay Poetry Society, and the historical societies of the towns of Andover, Bradford, Goshen, Newbury, Sunapee. Sutton, and Warner.
Visual Verse: A Snapshot in Time is available at Morgan Hill Bookstore, New London;
Main Street Bookends in Warner;
and Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord;
through the participating historical societies,
and online below!
"The Ripple Effects"
The second volume of Visual Verse, is a book of poetry and photography published by the CFA's Literary Arts Guild and Lake Sunapee Protective Association and was inspired by Lake Sunapee.
Purchase your copy at Morgan Hill Bookstore, or at The Fells or order your copy by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org
"Visual Verse: The Fells"
The first volume of Visual Verse is a collaboration of the artists work at the Fells
and Literary Arts Guild poetry.
Art and poetry inspired by The Fells.
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