CCPL is a group of state and local poets laureate in
Connecticut. It was initiated in 2014. The first members were Gordy
Whiteman , Julia Paul, Charlie Margolis, and Ginny Connors.

We are sad to note the passing of Hugo DeSarro, who served as the Poet Laureate of East Hampton until his death at age 98 on December 12, 2017.

In sorrow we note the loss of another outstanding poet, Dick Allen, who suffered a heart attack on Christmas Day. He served as Connecticut’s Poet Laureate from 2010-2015 and was the author of many books of poetry.


The mission of the Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate (CCPL) is to promote the enjoyment of poetry and be a resource for communities. The coalition will assist with the appointment of local poets laureate and support the efforts of these individuals.