2019 Meeting Schedule

Shoreline Cluster Poets 2019 Meeting Schedule

We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month. All meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. and are held in the Guilford Community Center.


  1. Count me in to read, Rudy. Looking forward to it!

  2. I know I haven’t been there in awhile, but I will read a few poems this day and bring my support group!

  3. I would love to read next Saturday, if there is space.

    • Of course there is always room for more. Please send me an email at scpoets at yahoo dot com

  4. Rudy, I used to come to your meetings, but I haven’t been there in a while. I would like to read a few poem from memory at the 04/17 reading. I can only stay for about an hour.

    • Dan, sure, please come. Be sure to sign up towards the beginning of the list of readers, so you can leave when you need to.

  5. Just announced, our next open to the public reading will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 in the Community Room at the Scranton Library in Madison, Connecticut. 1 p.m. Light refreshments to follow.

    Please spread the word, and let me know (via email preferably) if you plan on reading.

  6. […] Readings Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets | January 2, 2011 […]

  7. Hartford Library Sat Nov. 5 with Robert Pinsky reading Wallace Stevens.

    He read “The house was quiet…”, “The man whose pharynx was bad”, “Madame La Fleurie” and ” The Snow Man”.

    Pinsky on poetry:
    “Poetry that sounds great gives you an appetite to think about, analyze and understand the poem.”

  8. Future events in Hartford:

    CT Book Awards, Sunday Nov 20, 2011, 2pm, Hartford Public Library, Tickets-$50!

    Wally Lamb Keynote Speaker, 2011 lifetime achievement award presented to Roxanne Coady, owner of R.J. Julia Books, in Madison!

  9. I’ve been looking for fellow poets in Ct ! While this would be quite a bit of a travel thing for me I’m heartened to see that there ARE groups in our state..Perhaps I’ll find some a bit closer to me

    • Thanks for the post! There are groups in CT. The Connecticut Poetry Society has a number of chapters, which might be better situated for you. I often post a calendar of poetry events throughout the state… maybe some are near you.

      • Awesome and thank you

  10. Hi, I’m not currently writing poetry, I’m working on a novel, but I love your site.
    I didn’t know how to post this on your site, so I’m putting it here.
    I would like to let folks know that John Surowiecki will read from his poetry on
    Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7 PM
    The Hygienic Gallery, 79 Bank St., New London
    hygienic.org Phone: 860-443-8001

    This reading is part of The Hygienic first Thursday of the month reading series, and is free and open to the public. Donations are always accepted.

    John Surowiecki is the author of three books of poetry, Barney and Gienka (CW Books, 2010), The Hat City after Men Stopped Wearing Hats (Word Works, 2007, Washington Prize), Watching Cartoons before Attending a Funeral (White Pine Press, 2003, White Pine Prize), and five chapbooks.

    A sixth chapbook, Mr. Z., Mrs. Z., J.Z., S.Z., has been recently released by Ugly Duckling Presse.John’s poems will also appear in the forthcoming Hecht Prize Anthology (Waywiser Press) and the Sunken Garden Anthology (Wesleyan Press).

    In recent years, he has won the Poetry Foundation Pegasus Award for verse drama, the Nimrod Pablo Neruda Prize and took the silver in the Sunken Garden National Competition.

    Publications include: Alaska Quarterly Review, Folio, Cider Press Review, Gargoyle, Margie, Oyez Review,
    Mississippi Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Redivider, West Branch and Wisconsin Review.

    • Thanks for reading! I’ll post this as a blog entry so everyone will find it.

  11. Hi there! My name is Michelle and I work at Drew University. I have a workshop that the Shoreline poets may be interested in. This isn’t spam.

    This workshop will be held at Smith College in November. If you are interested in further details, feel free to contact me at movalle@drew.edu. Thanks!

    • Thanks for posting. You might want to post this as a comment to one of our main page posts.

      • Will do! Should I include the workshop information as well?

      • If you want to include it, please do. Can’t hurt.

  12. Glad to hear the news about the open mic. I’ll try to make it if I can.

  13. Hi Rudy,
    I look forward to the first Tuesday open mike.
    I’ll bring some poems to read, and my “listening ears”, of course.
    (Yikes, too many years in ECE I suppose.)

  14. Life got crazy!!! How on earth is it already May? I’ll be back on the 21st.

  15. Ode to the Cluster Poets

    I’m in Austin
    and that ain’t Boston
    but I would prefer
    to be in Guilford
    or even in Madison
    under the staring eyes
    of the Scrantons.

    So see you in September
    Since if I rightly remember
    on the third Tuesday
    I’ll be in Florence…. Kentucky
    How could I be so lucky?

  16. Hi Shoreline Cluster Poets!
    I wanted to let you know about Poetry by the Sea! A new conference that’s coming to Madison, CT May 26-29, 2015! We’ll be meeting at Mercy by the Sea! Here is our website. We’d love for you to join us!

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