New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Rodger Martin

     Poet and editor Rodger Martin exhibits the "Power of the Word" for students and audiences of all ages. His workshops and performances often incorporate music, song, mask, and costume to enhance language's rich oral tradition. He was won awards and fellowships from the NHSCA, NEH,  Appalachia, and Hongzhou, China's Prominant Figure Award. Hibblebush released his fourth book, For All The Tea in Zhōngguó: Poems in Two Languages, in the spring of 2019 with poem printed in both English and Mandarin.  He recently has begun presenting a power-point lecture title "Return to Vietnam" which chronicles in photographs, poetry ,and speech a return trip to the Vietnamese locations he served upon fifty years ago.
     Residencies include The American Renga program which adapts the ancient Chinese/Japanese renga poetic form as a basis for integrating poetry, art, music and other disciplines such as science and history into a single, collaborative work of art. Extending the Metaphor is a second residency designed to integrate visual art, poetry and music into a performance piece. He directs the eight-member Milton Ensemble which presents dramatic readings from the various books of Milton's pic poem "Paradise Lost." A musical trio, The Battlefield Guide, accompanies him on concert performances which use the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, and Antietam as bridges to link history with contemporary life.

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Rodger Martin talks about his work in a Hobblebush Books interview.
Interview in the livingroom of The Frost Place with NHPR's Sean Hurley for peotry month 2014. Interview took place in the summer of 2014.

I Have Worked With

  • November 2019

    Poetry Bridging Continents IV, co-director and reader, presenter at a week-long symposium bringing seven poets from China to read and talk poetry with U.S. poets at both New England College and The Highland Center at Crawford Notch.



  • November 2019

    Poetry reading at Millersville Univ., Pennsylvania, on Nov. 9, 2019.


  • September 2019

    Reading in two languages  with Dr. Shao-pin Luo from For All The Tea in Zhōngguó at the Pier 21 Immigration Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia


  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Poet, editor, journalist, teacher
Mailing Address: 
Monadnock Pastoral Poets
30 North Road
Hancock, NH 03449
Physical Address: 
Monadnock Pastoral Poets & Writers 30 North Road
Hancock, NH 03449
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Literary Arts - Poetry
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Theater - Musical
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts in Healthcare
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Appalachia award, poetry
NHSCA Fellow in fiction
Council for Basic Ed. Fellow, Milton Studies
Portsmouth Poet Laureate Voice and Vision finalist
NEH Fellowships to study at Oxford (Eliot & Hardy) and Duquesne (Paradise Lost)
Pushcart nominations, poetry
Kellner/Monadnock Writing Fellowship recipient, 2015-2019
Prominant Figure Award, West Lake Arts Festival, Hangzhou, PRC
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster
New Hampshire Arts in Healthcare Roster

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Smaller venues, n/a; larger venues --sound and visual system helpful.
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 
State of Residence: 
New Hampshire
Minimum Number of Performers: 
Maximum Number of Performers: 

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: