Submissions are still being accepted for the Guilford Poets Guild 20th Anniversary Anthology to be published in the fall of 2019. The theme for the anthology is “Our Changing Environment” and is open to vast and varied interpretations (i.e. natural, world, national, local, personal). Poets of all ages are invited to submit poems based on the Submission Guidelines listed below. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2018.
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Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018
- The theme of the poems should be on the subject “Our Changing Environment” which can be broadly interpreted to cover natural, world, national, local or personal subjects.
- Poets may submit up to 3 poems, of a length no more than approximately 75 lines each including title and blank lines.Please submit one text file with your poems (Word, PDF, RTF are acceptable formats); the file name should include your first and last name (i.e. JaneDoe-Poems.doc)
- Do not include your name or contact information on the individual poems.
- In the body of your email include your name, address, and email address, the titles of your submissions, as well as a 3-4 line bio which, if your poem(s) is accepted, will be included in the anthology.
Email submissions (or questions) to the Guilford Poets Guild at email@example.com.
Selected poems will be notified by January 2019.
(While we prefer to receive poems by email, submissions may also be sent to Guilford Poets Guild, 395 Nut Plains Road, Guilford, CT 06437.)
Congratulations to the Guilford Poets Guild’s Be Mused Team, winners of the Guilford Fund for Education’s annual Spelling Bee held on March 2, 2018. The Be Mused team included, left to right, Gwen Gunn, Juliana Harris, and David Cundy.
RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 14, 2018
Dick Allen, essayist, educator, and former Connecticut Poet Laureate (2010-2015), was scheduled to read at the Guilford Poets Guild’s upcoming Second Thursday Poetry Series reading. Sadly, he suffered a fatal heart attack on Christmas Day at the age of 78. In the spirit of gratitude and celebration of his life and his poetry, the Guild is planning a reading of his poetry on Thursday, March 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Guilford Free Library. Each member of the Guilford Poets Guild will read his/her favorite Dick Allen poem.
Also, in that spirit, there will be three door prizes of one of his poetry books: Present Vanishing; The Day Before; Ode to the Cold War. Guilford Poets Guild has had a long history with Allen, including featuring him at past readings and inviting him to facilitate a poetry workshop for its members. He will be sorely missed.
Remember to bring your own poem to share during the Open Mic which is open to accomplished and aspiring poets of all ages wishing to present one original composition to a live audience.
The Guilford Free Library is located at 67 Park Street in Guilford. This program is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. Please register by phone, in person, or online (203) 453-8282, guilfordfreelibrary.org.
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THE POETRY INSTITUTE
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Gordy Whiteman was born in Guilford in 1929. He is President of The Guilford Poets Guild and a founding Member of The Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate. Currently, he serves as the Poet Laureate of Guilford. Gordy is the author of two books of poetry: Whitfield Crossing and Home – Town -Guilford. His poetry presents a view of America during the mid-1900s -The Great Depression – war – racism – songs and the spirit of the people.
Laurel S. Peterson is a Professor of English at Norwalk Community College. Her poetry has been published in many small literary journals. She has two poetry chapbooks: That’s the Way the Music Sounds,) and Talking to the Mirror. She also co-edited a collection of essays on women’s justice titled (Re)Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women’s Experience. Her mystery novel, Shadow Notes, was released in, and the second in the series will be out sometime this year. A full length collection of poetry, Do You Expect Your Art to Answer You? was released in 2017. She is the current poet laureate of Norwalk, CT.
On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices. Free. Refreshments. (And participants are invited to bring something to share.) Open mic. Outstanding featured readers. In a casual setting. Open to all members of the public (and even others).
The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
right next door to the Tattoo Parlor
Doors Open at 6:30. Reading starts at 7:00.
Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading.
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Guilford Poets Guild members Gwen Gunn and Norman Thomas Marshall have recently created The Moses Gunn Play Company, dedicated to the memory of Moses Gunn. It will present staged and concert readings of dramatic and comedic plays for the Shoreline community. Original and well-known plays will be presented as well as little known masterpieces. Our next presentation will be
THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER
by Thornton Wilder
Wednesday, January 3 at 6:00 PM
at the Guilford Free Library
67 Park Street, Guilford.
No admission fee. Refreshments.
Our first presentation was THE VIRGINIA MONOLOGUES, written and performed by Norman Thomas Marshall, directed by Gwen Gunn. A video recording can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC14DmUOspM.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guilford Poets Guild
Second Thursday Poetry Series
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Guilford Poets Guild
Second Thursday Poetry Series
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