The Guilford Poets Guild plans to publish a Tenth Anniversary Anthology and is now accepting submissions. This is the Guild’s second anthology and will be published in the fall of 2009.
Submission is open to all shoreline residents, who may submit up to five poems, none longer than 50 lines. Poems should be an original work; previously published poems are acceptable. Subject matter should be Guilford or the shoreline. “Shoreline” is interpreted broadly to include the physical and emotional landscape, culture and history. A section of the anthology will be devoted to poems from local high school students.
Poems should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and should be in the body of the email–not as an attachment. The subject line of the email should read Submission and the full name of the author. Poets should also include their snail mail address, telephone number and if a student, identify their school. All entries will be acknowledged by email. The deadline for submissions is May 15. Entrants whose poems are included in the anthology will receive one free copy.
The Guilford Poets Guild presents Elizabeth Thomas, Thursday, April 9th 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Elizabeth Thomas is a widely published poet, performer, advocate of the arts and teacher. The author of three books of poetry, she has read her work throughout the United States. Much of her energy and time is devoted to designing and teaching writing programs for schools and organizations in many parts of the country. These programs promote literacy and the power of written and spoken word. As an outstanding advocate of youth in the arts, Elizabeth Thomas is a coach and organizer with Brave New Voices: International Youth Poetry Slam and Festival.
She is also the founder of UpWords Poetry, a company dedicated to promoting programs for young writers and educators, based on the belief that poetry is meant to be heard out loud and in person. She hosts a website at www.upwordspoetry.com
The reading is part of the Guilford Poets Guild Second Thursday Poetry Series. There will be an open mic from 7 to 7:30 for first 5 sign-ups, limited to one poem each reader. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield St. (red barn behind Whitfield’s Cafe), Guilford, CT.
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