Monthly Archives: July 2010

Vivian Shipley our next reader

The Guilford Poets Guild is pleased to begin our fall series with featured poet Vivian Shipley, who will read for us on Thursday, September 9, 7-9 p.m. (with open mic from 7 to 7:30), at The Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield Street, Guilford, behind Whitfield’s on Guilford Green. Vivian Shipley has published five chapbooks and nine books of poetry, most recently, All of Your Messages Have Been Erased (Southeastern Louisiana University Press, 2010). She is a two-time recipient of the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, and two of her books—Gleanings: Old Poems, New Poems and When There Is No Shore—were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She is the winner of many honors and serves as editor of the award-winning Connecticut Review, as well as being Connecticut State University Distinguished Professor at Southern Connecticut State University.

Please join us, refreshments will be served.

Town Hall Winners

You still have a chance to take a look at the winners of this year’s Guilford High School poetry contest winners–displayed proudly at Guilford’s Poets’ Corner in the Town Hall. First place went to Andy Gottlieb for his poem “Wanted.” Jaclyn Triebel won second prize for “Sorry, I’m Busy.” And the winner of the third prize this year was Emily Breeze for her poem “Adventure.” A special prize made its debut this year, the Gordy Whiteman Prize for a Guilford Poem, and the winner was Sonya Zhou for her poem “The Scenic Route.”  The poems are illustrated with photos by Audrey Fitting.