State Poet Laureate


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Any Connecticut resident may nominate one poet for the Poet Laureate position who embodies the characteristics this award is designed to recognize. A self-nomination will not be accepted and no award will be given posthumously. Nominees must:

  • be full-time Connecticut residents (for at least the past five years prior to the nomination deadline);
  • recognized by peers and audience as an accomplished poet with a body of original work (published or unpublished);
  • be available to travel throughout Connecticut and give presentations.