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The Connecticut Office of the Arts is currently accepting nominations for the position of Connecticut Poet Laureate!

As the state’s representative poet, the Poet Laureate serves as an advocate for poetry and promotes the appreciation of and participation in poetry and literary arts activities among Connecticut citizens.  

A poet must be nominated by a Connecticut resident. A self-nomination will not be accepted and no award will be given posthumously.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, July 6, 2018.

We encourage both nominators and interested poets to read the guidelines for more information.