John-Michael Albert

John-Michael Albert, an accountant at the University of New Hampshire, and author of Two-Ply and Extra-sensitive will be at RiverRun Bookstore on Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00 PM.

Two-Ply and Extra-sensitive is Albert’s sixth poetry chapbook. His poems span the globe from Texas to World War II France, to the Mideast, the South, and Poland, and the particulars of seasons in New England. His poetry is like little stories, and readers find themselves getting caught up in every scene.

“His deft handling of many settings and themes, with a frequent, welcome leavening of humor, marks a mature poet who has read and written a lot. Albert is obviously in love with words and knows how to bend them to his purposes.” ~ Alice Persons ~ (editor, Moon Pie Press). 

Since moving to New Hampshire from Texas in 1999, John-Michael Albert has become the author of five chapbooks, Some Posthumous Thoughts of a New York Secretary (2002), Texas Rose Rustler (2003), Boston Fruit Market (2004), Boy with a Conch (2005), and Two Fat Squirrels (2006), as well as the forthcoming book, Two-Ply and Extra Sensitive (Kennebunk ME: Sheltering Pines Press, 2007).

He serves on the board of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire and the organizing committee for the annual Jazzmouth: Portsmouth Poetry and Jazz Festival. Mike has also been poet-in-residence at Timberland High School (Plaistow). He hosts and co-hosts monthly readings in Dover (Dover Mic!) and Portsmouth (Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program Hoot and Portsmouth Beat Night: Open Mike), and has read his work at many state venues.

Mike is also the editor of the upcoming anthology of New Hampshire-related poems, old and new, entitled, The 2008 Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire. When he is not otherwise participating in readings, he supports the thriving Seacoast poetry culture as an enthusiastic audience member.

The book signing begins on Tuesday, June 26th, at 7:00 PM. At RiverRun Bookstore, located at 20 Congress Street, Portsmouth NH 03801. For more information on the event, call (603) 431-2100.

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