About

The Guilford Poets Guild is a group of poets from Guilford and the shoreline area who meet regularly to share poems and promote a general appreciation of poetry in the community. Throughout the year the GPG hosts a number of poetry readings including its popular Second Thursday Poetry Series, a Holiday Roundtable, the Guilford High School Poetry Contest, and coordinates poetry/art events with the Greene Art Gallery, the Madison Art Society and the Florence Griswold Museum.

Originally referred to as The Shoreline Poets, many GPG members have been meeting to discuss poetry since the 1970s. The Guilford Poets Guild was officially organized in 1998 to produce An Anthology of Guilford Poets, and a  number of its original members have continued to meet on a bi-weekly basis ever since. In 2009, the group published The Guilford Poets Guild Tenth Anniversary Anthology.

Membership is by invitation, and current members include Carol Altieri, Evelyn Atreya, Gwen Gunn, Juliana Harris, Margaret Iacobellis, Nancy F. Meneely, Jane Muir, Patricia H. O’Brien, Sharon Olson, Jen Payne, Jane Ulrich, Edward Walker, and Guilford’s Poet Laureate Gordy Whiteman.

More information: 203-453-5213

Mary Lou Walsh, Dick Allen (front); Jane Ulrich, Gordy Whiteman, Margaret Iacobellis, Karen Johnson, Sharon Olson, Jane Muir, Pat O'Brien, Gwen Gunn, Nancy Meneely, Audrey Fitting (back)

Mary Lou Walsh, Dick Allen (front); Jane Ulrich, Gordy Whiteman, Margaret Iacobellis, Karen Johnson, Sharon Olson, Jane Muir, Pat O’Brien, Gwen Gunn, Nancy Meneely, Audrey Fitting (back)

 


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4 responses to “About

  1. I know I’ve said this in various ways already, but this is SO great, Sharon!!

  2. Hi Sharon,

    You keep a nice web-site. I will visit it often, now that I know my way around.

    Maybe I could take a photo of Gwen and Margaret, and you could put the photo below ours, to include all of us for this year. Next time I am with both of them, I will do that.

    Great Job!

    The Guild thanks you, I am sure. Audrey

  3. carol leavitt altieri

    I thank all of you for your inspiring messages, your compassion, your many kindnesses and your persevering with marvelous poems.
    Wishing you a safe, healthy, peaceful new year with no ill health or tragedies.
    I am truly blessed to be with such talented and good writers.

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