Monday, May 12, 2014


In his third book-length collection, Robert Demaree returns to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, to the place and time of life he calls “Golden Pines,” and to other stops along the way. Now, as shadows begin to lengthen, he shows us again the bittersweet, ironic poetry located in the experiences of everyday living, which critics and editors have found imbued with a quiet wisdom, patient precision, a gift for describing the rituals of place, a mastery of diction and voice, and an art that presents a briefly stable moment in delicate relief, poems in which we feel at home, that “demand further consideration.”

“Bob Demaree speaks not only with the wisdom of age, but with the wisdom of the ages.He sees beneath the joys and sorrows of this being human and is able to capture the essence of it in one-liners you rarely expect. Whether he’s closing up a cottage on the lake, attending a friend’s funeral or watching his grandchildren learn to paddle a kayak, his words place you precisely wherever there is and make you feel it. The tenor of his writing, like the accuracy of Cupid’s arrows, rarely misses hitting the heart.”---Barbara Bald, author of Drive-Through Window and Running on Empty.

Robert Demaree is the author of two book-length collections of poems, including Mileposts (2009), and two chapbooks; he has had almost 700 poems published or accepted by more than 150 periodicals. A retired school administrator with ties to North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, he has also written a history of Greensboro Day School.

Available from

Beech River Books

or from the author:
$13.00 plus $3.00 shipping &  handling
2080 Sullivan Park Circle
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 584-3022
June through October:
PO Box 1314
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
(603) 569-1905


Friday, May 9  10:00 a.m.
Twin Lakes Community
Burlington, N.C.

Thursday, June 19  7:00 p.m.
Effingham Public Library
Effingham, N.H.

Monday, July 14    6:00 p.m.
Conway Library
Conway, N.H.

Tuesday, August 12  7:00 p.m.
Gibson's Bookstore
Concord, N.H.

Tuesday, August 26  7:00 p.m.
Wolfeboro Library
Wolfeboro, N.H.

Wednesday, September 10   6:30 p.m.
Water Street Books
Exeter, N.H.

Tuesday, October 7    7:30 p.m.
Moultonborough Library
Moultonborough, N.H.


January--February 2015
April--June 2015
Access to Contemporary Literature
Six-week classes, Shepherd's Center
Greensboro, N.C.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Poetry Society of New Hampshire
Gibson's Bookstore
Concord, N.H.
7:00 p.m.

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