The Guilford Poets Guild presents poets Jane Ulrich and Ed Walker for their Second Thursday Poetry Series event on Thursday, November 14, 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.
Jane Ulrich dropped out of pure academic life when the word “incommensurate” was inserted into the title of her dissertation on Borges, preferring to raise three kids, who were incommensurate in the flesh. She holds Master’s degrees both in Divinity and in Religion and Literature, and has worked as an educational consultant and as a fiction and academic editor. Believing along with Flaubert that “God is in the details” she likes to write poems about small things. She is a member of the Guilford Poets Guild, and lives in Guilford, CT.
When Ed Walker moved to Guilford in 1977 he joined the group that became the Guilford Poets Guild, but as he and his wife were raising their four children, and he got involved in starting and running a small business here, he disappeared from the Guild. After the kids grew up and he retired from the business, he found time to pay attention to writing once again. A few years ago the Guild welcomed him back. Ed explains that he has spent all of his life in and on oceans. He has been surfing for over fifty years, and has been sailing and cruising out of Long Island Sound for the past thirty years. His journals reflect his life’s journeys—surfing and sailing and searching for meaning in the world we all share, and trying to find his place in it. His poems come out of moments he has captured in the journals he has kept.
The reading is free and open to the public. Refreshments are served. For
more information call 453-2036.