Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jeanne Marie Beaumont to appear in September

The Guilford Poets Guild presents poet Jeanne Marie Beaumont for their Second Thursday Poetry Series event on Thursday, September 13, 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.

Jeanne Marie Beaumont is the author of Burning of the Three Fires (BOA Editions, 2010), a finalist for the Writers’ League of Texas Book Award, Curious Conduct (BOA Editions, 2004), and Placebo Effects, selected by William Matthews as a National Poetry Series winner (Norton, 1997). She is coeditor of the anthology The Poets’ Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines including Columbia Poetry Review, Good Poems for Hard Times, The Manhattan Review, The Nation, New Letters, Southern Poetry Review, Poetry Daily, The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 2007, When She Named Fire: Contemporary Poetry by American Women, World Literature Today, and many others. She won the 2009 Dana Award for Poetry.

Her poem “Afraid So” was made into a short film by award-winning filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt with narration by Garrison Keillor; it has been shown at over two dozen international festivals, at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, and on IFC, and it won 2nd prize at the Black Maria Film Festival, among other awards.

She has taught at Rutgers University and The Frost Place in Franconia, NH, where she previously served as director of the Advanced Seminar. She currently teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd St. Y and in the Stonecoast low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. Since 1983, she has made her home in Manhattan. More information can be found at her website,

The reading is free and open to the public.  Refreshments are served.  For more information call 453-8836.

Gordy, our hometown poet

Our longtime Guilford Poets Guild member Gordy Whiteman has done it again, come out with a memorable book of poems with Guilford as their setting. He was featured as Guilford’s Person of the Week in November 2011 (see the article about him here). The book is titled Home Town Guilford-New & Selected Poems. You can find a copy at Breakwater Books, or you can corner him when you see him on one of his daily walks. The Guild is really proud of our Gordy…what a guy!