The Guilford Poets Guild presents two poets from their own membership (Evelyn Atreya and Patricia Horn O’Brien) for their Second Thursday Poetry Series event on Thursday, November 12, 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.
Evelyn Atreya lives in Guilford where she 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 a chapbook, Olives, Now and Then, honoring Donald Hall on his 83rd birthday. Grayson Books recently published her first book, Regarding Rock.
Patricia Horn O’Brien, a resident of Old Saybrook, is a member of the Guilford Poets Guild and recently co-founded CT River Poets. She launched a poetry series at the Florence Griswold Museum where poets from the two groups (joined regularly by students from Old Saybrook High School) present poems inspired by exhibitions at the museum. She has facilitated poetry workshops at the York Correctional Institute hospice program, at Middlesex and Asnuntuck Community Colleges, and at the Consultation Center in Stratford. Her poetry has won prizes from the Trumbull Arts Council, Acton Public Library, Embers magazine, and from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Her work has been published in many periodicals including Connecticut River Review, Embers, Pulp Smith, Fairfield County Magazine, Poet Lore, Caduceus, Freshwater, Native West Press, Red Fox Review and Connecticut Review. Her first book of poetry, When Less Than Perfect is Enough, is now in its second printing.