A Playful Poetic Duel

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He Says/She Says with Evelyn Atreya and Tony Fusco

Let’s get to the heart of the matter. Will his and her viewpoints on a variety of subjects collide? Evelyn Atreya will read from her new book, Regarding Rock, and Tony Fusco will read from his recent book, Java Scripture.

Evelyn Atreya is president of the Guilford Poets Guild. She is on the board of the Connecticut Poetry Society and is a member of its Greater New Haven Chapter. Her poems have appeared in Connecticut River Review, Caduceus, Long River Run, San Diego Poetry Annual, Plainsongs and in chapbooks Olives, and Now and Then, honoring Donald Hall on his 83rd birthday.

Tony Fusco is president of the Connecticut Poetry Society. He was the editor of Caduceus, the anthology of the Yale Medical Group Art Place, and his work has appeared in many publications including the Connecticut Review, Louisiana Literature, the Red Rock Review, The South.

Wednesday, February 10 at 4 pm Guilford Free Library
This program is free and open to all. Please register online, by phone, or in person at the reference desk.
Guilford Free Library ~ 203-453-8282 ~ http://www.guilfordfreelibrary.org ~ 67 Park Street

Evelyn Atreya to read at The Institute Library

The Poetry Institute in New Haven is featuring Evelyn Atreya on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Evelyn is president of the Guilford Poets Guild.  She is on the board of the Connecticut Poetry Society. Her first book, Regarding Rock, was recently published by Grayson Books. Her poems have appeared in Connecticut River ReviewCaduceusLong River RunSan Diego Poetry AnnualPlainsongs and in a chapbook, Olives, Now and Then, honoring Donald Hall on his 83rd birthday.

Evelyn returned to Connecticut in 2000 after spending thirty-five years in Ann Arbor, where she was a researcher in child development at The University of Michigan. She now lives in Guilford, Connecticut where, in addition to her involvement in poetry, she is active in community service through the Guilford Rotary Club and The Leete’s Island Garden Club. Arts advocacy is important to her because she believes the arts not only nourish our spirit, but they are important to our survival and healing.

On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices.  Free.  Refreshments.  (And participants are invited to bring something to share.)  Open mic.  Outstanding featured readers.  In a casual setting.  Open to all members of the public (and even others).

The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
right next door to the Tattoo Parlor

Doors Open at 6:30.  Reading starts at 7:00.
Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading.



Paintings & Poetry: A Tour in Verse


Frederic E. Church, The Charter Oak at Hartford, c. 1846. Oil on canvas, 24 x 34.25 inches. Florence Griswold Museum.

On Sunday, January 17 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the Guilford Poets Guild will participate in Paintings & Poetry: A Tour in Verse at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Join us as local poets present poems inspired by the works of art on view in “The Artist in the Connecticut Landscape.” Preview the poems on the Flo Gris Facebook page.

Wrapping up 2015

At their annual Holiday Roundtable, Guild members read poems inspired by the art on exhibit in the Greene Art Gallery. Pictured are GPG members Evelyn Atreya, Margaret Iacobellis, and Karen Gronback Johnson.

Holiday Roundtable for 2015

The Gallery 2015color poster1 copyThe Guilford Poets Guild invites all local poets and lovers of poetry to come to their annual Holiday Roundtable on Thursday, December 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield Street, Guilford. This year Guilford Poets Guild members will be reading poems inspired by paintings displayed in the gallery. During the open mic we invite you to read a poem (your own or simply beloved by you) reflecting the warmth and community of this season. We also encourage you again this year to bring a new (or very gently used) favorite children’s book whose place in your heart you can share during the open mic. At the end of the evening, these books will be wrapped for donation to the Branford Community Dining Room. The reading is free and open to the public.  Refreshments are served.  For more information email us at gpoetsguild@gmail.com or phone 203-453-5213.

Our November Reading a Success

A warm and receptive crowd turned out for the November Second Thursday Poetry Series at the Greene Art Gallery featuring Guilford Poets Guild members Evelyn Atreya and Patricia Horn O’Brien.

During the open mic Norman Marshall read “Distant Hills” from Gary Larson’s Far Side Collection. Photos of the event below!

Guilford Poets Guild Duo in November

The Guilford Poets Guild presents two poets from their own membership (Evelyn Atreya and Patricia Horn O’Brien) for their Second Thursday Poetry Series event on Thursday, November 12, 7 p.m. at the Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield in Guilford. The reading will be preceded by an open mic from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

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Evelyn Atreya

Evelyn Atreya lives in Guilford where she is president of the Guilford Poets Guild. She is on the board of the Connecticut Poetry Society and is a member of its Greater New Haven Chapter. Her poems have appeared in Connecticut River Review, Caduceus, Long River Run, San Diego Poetry Annual, Plainsongs and in a chapbook, Olives, Now and Then, honoring Donald Hall on his 83rd birthday. Grayson Books recently published her first book, Regarding Rock.


Patricia Horn O’Brien

Patricia Horn O’Brien, a resident of Old Saybrook, is a member of the Guilford Poets Guild and recently co-founded CT River Poets. She launched a poetry series at the Florence Griswold Museum where poets from the two groups (joined regularly by students from Old Saybrook High School) present poems inspired by exhibitions at the museum. She has facilitated poetry workshops at the York Correctional Institute hospice program, at Middlesex and Asnuntuck Community Colleges, and at the Consultation Center in Stratford. Her poetry has won prizes from the Trumbull Arts Council, Acton Public Library, Embers magazine, and from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Her work has been published in many periodicals including Connecticut River Review, Embers, Pulp SmithFairfield County Magazine, Poet Lore, CaduceusFreshwater, Native West PressRed Fox Review and Connecticut Review. Her first book of poetry, When Less Than Perfect is Enough, is now in its second printing.