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Go Tell the Spartans is Vietnam Classic Print Email
Written by Daniel Ford   

Burt Lancaster in Go Tell the SpartansNH FILM

Thirty years ago the first major American film about the Vietnam War hit the theatres, or at least a few. Go Tell the Spartans stars Burt Lancaster in what some now call the most realistic movie ever made on the subject. A bitter pill for many, the film was adapted from a novel by Seacoast NH writer Daniel Ford who experienced the early days of the undeclared war first hand.


The Jesus Guy Print Email
Written by Sean Tracey   

The Jesus Guy, a film by Sean Tracey

Some call him The Walker. He calls himself What’s-Your-Name. His Christian name is Carl Joseph and he comes from Ohio. But he’s best known by his long robe, long beard and bare feet as "The Jesus Guy". Now Portsmouth’s Sean Tracey tells his story in a compelling film by the same name.



Ghostly Images of NH Seacoast Print Email
Written by Richard Moore   

Odirne Point Swimmers (c) Richard Moore
Richard Moore's digital prints combine photographs from a century ago with contemporary images from the same or similar locations today. The result is a viewbook of time and change on New Hampshire's Seacoast. 

Jan 18 – March 16
Rye NH



Wife Makes New Year Resolution Print Email
Written by Sam Wlater Foss   

Fight over broken crockery /

NH-born Sam walter Foss has a clever poem for every occasion. He frequently wrote about the curious custom of making New Year resolutions, promises that are never kept. In this tidbit, Foss again uses the vernacular of the "common man" to tell this co-dependent tale of domestic disharmony.



Entrada Print Email
Written by Nancy Grace Horton   

Nancy Horton Photo/Entrada

You could call them geometric paintings of architecture, except that these are not paintings at all, but photographs. Seacoast artist Nancy Horton uses buildings to create canvases of color in this ongoing series, first begun in 1989, that captures a wide world.



Dream-Riders Knightmare Print Email
Written by Dennis Kleinman & Nancy Grossman   

Dream-Rider Knightmare /Back Channel PressSEACOAST BOOKS

Statistics prove that kids who read more, get better jobs, live happier lives and go to heaven. Okay, we’re not sure about the last part. But what could be more for kids than a do-it-yourself science fiction thriller – and a contest – rolled into one? Back Channel Press brings digital publishing into the classroom.



Strawbery Banke, A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

Strawbery Banke by Ralph MorangSEACOAST BOOKS

Three years in the making, the first-ever history of Strawbery Banke Museum is now available. Weighing in at four-pounds, the highly-readable history includes 400 pages, with 375 pictures covering 400 years along the Portsmouth, NH waterfront. Ken Burns calls it an "important" new book. Get your signed copy here.



Ode to TMZ Print Email
Written by Sam Walter Foss   

Gutter journalism on SeacoastNH.comNH POETRY

To tell the truth, this poem was written 100 years ago by NH-born poet Sam Walter Foss. It was originally an attack on muckraking yellow journalists of his era. We think the poem applies nicely to the fascinating rise of garbage reporting on American celebrities fueled by paparazzi photos Like any traffic accident, it’s hard to look away from this sludge journalism.


Portsmouth by Nancy Horton Print Email
Written by Nancy Horton and Laura Pope   

Portsmouth photos by Nancy Horton / Commonwealth Editions


Photographer Nancy Grace Horton has been a resident of Portsmouth, NH for most of her adult life. She has traveled the world and her images appear in national and international publications and exhibits.



Betty and Barney Hill Captured Print Email
Written by Kathleen Marden & Stanton Friedman   

Betty Hill alien by artist David Baker (c) University of New Hampshire Special Collections as seen on with permissionSEACOAST BOOKS

The release of the book "Interrupted Journey" in the mid-1960s turned Portsmouth, NH social worker Betty Hill and her husband Barney into the world’s most famous UFO "abductees." After Barney’s death in 1969, Betty's reputation faded, but not her fame. In this new book Betty’s niece Kathleen Marden attempts to set the record straight.



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  • Book of the Week

    Our focus here largely is on books about our Piscataqua Seacoast region or written by Seacoast authors.  With our active literary community, that means a lot of volumes. Where possible we offer links for you to buy books. Our goal here is not to review, but to keep you posted on the latest, and sometimes little known publications.

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  • Poetry


    So much about the Seacoast inspires great poetry -- from sea charities to shipwreck ballads to modern verse. This section features the work of local writers young and old, famous and obscure.


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  • Film

    FilmNew Hampshire ain’t Hollywood. It’s better. But we inspire more movies than are made here. Even films written about NH are often shot in Canada or elsewhere. All the same, there are stories to tell, tales of UFOs, black history, murder, sea adventures and quiet simple folk. We span the gap from Peyton Place to On Golden Pond. This web area is dedicated to films about us, by us, or loosely connected to NH and the nearby coast. It is a work in progress. Click for local movies NOW PLAYING or get info from our MOVIE DATA page.

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  • Gallery

    GallerySeacoastNH is always looking for evocative images of our region and beyond. This is where we put them. Each gallery showcases the work of a single artist or project. Each has a theme. Each draws us in for some reason and captures a little of the diversity that makes our region unique. Come on in. Learn about the artists and, if you need creative work, contact them. Tell them we sent you.

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