Winners of the Guilford High School Poetry Contest

logo2May 12, 2016 6:30 pm
Guilford Free Library
67 Park Street
Guilford, CT 06437
Tel. 203-453-8282

Guilford Free Library and the Guilford Poets Guild present a poetry reading by the winners of the Guilford High School Poetry Contest. The program will begin with an open mic session at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Guilford Poets Guild & The Poetry Institute proudly present Sudeep Sen

ss_big_2Tuesday, April 19 at 7pm at the Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield Street (behind MIX on the Guilford Green), open mic 7-7:30pm, refreshments.

Sudeep Sen is recognized as a major new generation voice in world literature and ‘one of the finest younger English-language poets in the international literary scene’ (BBC Radio). The Poetry Foundation has featured many of his poems. He has six books of poetry with two more forthcoming in 2016. He participated at the Nobel Laureate Week in St Lucia, where he delivered the Derek Walcott Lecture and read his own poetry. A special commemorative limited edition, Fractals: New & Selected Poems|Translations 1980-2015, was released by the Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott himself. []

Anne Harding Woodworth in April

The Guilford Poets Guild presents poet Anne Harding Woodworth for a poetry reading at the GuilfScreen Shot 2016-03-14 at 3.48.14 PMord Free Library, 67 Park Avenue, Guilford on Thursday, April 14 , 7 p.m. There is an open mic 7-7:30 p.m. and refreshments are served.

Anne Harding Woodworth’s fifth book of poetry is Unattached Male (Poetry Salzburg, 2014). She is the author of four chapbooks, and her poetry, essays, and reviews are published in literary journals at home and abroad, in print and online. A selection of poems from her forthcoming chapbook The Last Gun has just been awarded the 2015-16 COG Poetry Award. She grew up in New Jersey, spent summers on a farm in New York, went to Smith College, and ended up in Detroit (after Athens and Frankfurt) before moving to Washington, D.C., where she is a member of the Poetry Board of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

An Evening with Bessy Reyna

indexThursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. join Bessy Reyna, author of the bilingual books of poetry  The Battlefield of Your Body and Memoirs of the Unfaithful Lover/ Memorias de la amante infiel  as she reads poems from her previous collections as well as new work including poetic prose. Her poetry can be found in numerous anthologies, including El Coro: A Chorus of Latino and Latina Poetry, In Other Words: Literature by Latinas of the United States, The Arc of Love: Lesbian Poems and The Defiant Muse: Feminist Poets. Her work also appears in several poetry and short stories anthologies in English and Spanish, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and featured in “Spotlight for the Arts” with Ed Wierzbicki, a segment of All Things Connecticut, CPTV. This event is at the Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Avenue, Guilford and begins at 7 p.m. Phone (Guilford Free Library) 203-453-8282.

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 ~ ~ 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.