The North Haven Poet Laureate Committee is comprised of North Haven Library's Reference Librarian Brittany Pearson,
North Haven Teacher Christine Chromiak, Southern Connecticut State University Professor Jeffrey Mock,
community members Sally Buemi, Dr. Donna DiCello, and Chris Griffiths, and members from the library board. 

Thank you to these committee members who have come together to select North Haven's inaugural Poet Laureate. 

Requirements and Application for North Haven’s First-Ever 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.

Application Process:

To be considered, nominees must submit the following information by the deadline of 5 pm on of October 31st, 2021

  • A completed North Haven Poet Laureate application form.

  • A brief artist’s statement or personal philosophy that describes how the nominee intends to approach the scope of the work and the objectives of this program.

  • A sample of a minimum of three, up to five, original poems, citing sources if the work has been published or otherwise recognized for poetry or other literary contributions.

  • A resume or CV

  • Letter(s) of recommendation.

Full Program Outline and Application:

Completed applications must be submitted in person at the North Haven Library or required paperwork may be emailed to

by 5:00 pm on October 31, 2021.