During their two-year term, the Poet Laureate seeks to raise the town consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry. This is an appointed position. Poets Laureate must give a reading or presentation to inaugurate their term and to close their term. Leading poetry workshops, organizing and participating in reading series, visiting local schools, and attending conferences are some of the ways laureates typically fulfill their duties. Please contact the library for application information.
Our current Poet Laureate is David Bibbey. An Emmy Award winning broadcast TV producer, host, MC and Executive Producer of “Connecticut Means Business,” David has a passion for spoken word, music, and the arts. Appointed Poet Laureate of his home town of Woodbury, he is also the President of the Arts Alliance of Woodbury, a winner of the Westchester NY’s Poetry Slam, and has been published in Connecticut Bards, an anthology of Connecticut poets.
Prompted by our Adult Programming Librarian Marla Martin, who asked David if he would be able to release a poem each month for the town, the resulting effort has brought patrons much delight.
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