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The North Haven Memorial Library is now accepting applications for the 2024-2026 North Haven Poet Laureate.
Applications will be accepted until January 13, 2024. 

Please review the full Program Outline and Application below.

Applications and required documents may be emailed to or print copies may be delivered in person to the library.

Requirements and Application for North Haven’s Poet Laureate

The mission of North Haven’s Poet Laureate Program is to communicate the value of poetry and use poetry as a means to engage, educate, and entertain the community at large. The Poet Laureate of the Town of North Haven serves as an ambassador promoting the creation and enjoyment of poetry. 


  • Must be a North Haven resident.

  • Must be age 21 or older.

  • Two year term commitment to developing programs, promoting reading and writing, public speaking, and representing North Haven in the Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate.

Policy and Procedures can be found in the application below.

Full Program Outline and Application:

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The North Haven Library is seeking committee members for the
2024 Poet Laureate Search!

The North Haven Poet Laureate Committee is comprised of a North Haven Memorial Library staff member, a member of the North Haven Memorial Library Board of Directors, and two representatives from any of the following categories:

  • A member of the local education community

  • Poetry faculty member from a Connecticut college or university

  • Interested adult community member

  • Former Poet Laurate

If you are interested in being part of the committee please email or
deliver a print letter of interest to the library by January 13th with your contact information,
including name, email, address, and phone number, and a letter of interest.

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