About Dawn

Short bio

Dawn Coutu is a 12x published writer and editor with an eye for design. 

Based out of New England, her poems have been described as a "rapid calliope of images." She has performed her own poetry at open mics and at a variety of literary events throughout the state. She participates in and supports arts and culture through the Capitol Center for the Arts and Poetry Out Loud.

Longer bio

Dawn M. Coutu’s feature article in Today Magazine has been picked up by the National Institutes of Health and Dartmouth College. Her poem “Obsession as Artichoke” was nominated for the Best of the Net 2013 by Metazen.

Her articles, interviews, and poems have been published in print and online at Amoskeag, Big Lucks, Extract(s), the Henniker Review, Metazen, NH Writer, OVS Magazine, Petrichor Machine, Scapegoat Review, and the Tower Journal, among others.

Dawn has her Master’s Degree in creative writing and poetry, and supports Poetry Out Loud as a panel judge. She has also read her poems on stage, alongside the late New Hampshire poet laureate Walter E. Butts and the former poet laureate of Connecticut Dick Allen.

Based in New Hampshire, Dawn Coutu is the premiere storyteller for two different local events. She reads local folktales to children of all ages at the Living History Event in Historic Hillsborough. Dawn also reads local stories around the bonfire at Strawbery Banke’s Annual Candelight Stroll, as part of “Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth.”

P.S. As a thank you for reading this far, here's a fun fact. Dawn is known as “the lady in the pink hoop dress” at the Living History Event in Hillsborough. She loves sharing the joy of reading by performing stories on the trolley to children of all ages.