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 are Carol Altieri, Evelyn Atreya, Gwen Gunn, Juliana Harris, Margaret Iacobellis, Norman Thomas Marshall, Nancy F. Meneely, Jane Muir, Patricia Horn O’Brien, Sharon Olson, Jen Payne, Elizabeth Possidente, Jane Ulrich, Edward Walker, and Guilford’s Poet Laureate Gordy Whiteman.
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