Poet / Editor / Freelance Writer
Marie Harris has presented her work to schoolchildren, college students and senior citizens. She has appeared before audiences ranging from the New Hampshire State Legislature to small town meetings, and at conferences on issues ranging from agricultural sustainability and arts in education to modern poetry and politics. She has worked as a resident artist in public and private schools throughout New England for over 25 years. Harris is a trained voiceover specialist and she brings drama and humor to her performances. Marie Harris is the author of four volumes of poetry, the most recent of which is YOUR SUN, MANNY: A Prose Poem Memoir. Her children's books, G is for GRANITE: A New Hampshire Alphabet (2002) and PRIMARY NUMBERS: A New Hampshire Numbers Book (2004) are included in the Sleeping Bear Press series of state alphabet and number books. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and travel publications, and she has edited a number of poetry anthologies. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. In 1999, Governor Jeanne Shaheen appointed Harris New Hampshire Poet Laureate for a five-year term. She is currently working on a prose poem biography of Amy Beach, America's first female composer.
offered: Performances; workshops; master classes; residencies
Statewide, year round
(Negotiable) Reading/Performance: $500; Workshops and master classes: $250/hour; Residencies: $850/day
PO Box 203
Barrington, NH 03825-
Alt. Phone: 603/664-7654