What Does a Poet Laureate Do?

A poet laureate engages in activities that promote the public enjoyment of poetry. Here are just some examples:

- participate in the activities of CCPL
- organize and / or participate in poetry readings open to the public
- read a poem at a town event
- write or find poems about the community, historical events, figures, etc.
- visit schools and work with students
- present poetry workshops
- review library collections of poetry and suggest updates, especially of CT and under-represented diverse voices
- collaborate with local artists, musicians, dance groups for unique multi-media events
- facilitate the publication of an anthology of poetry by community members
- participate in or help organize ekphrastic poetry events (art & poetry)
- manage a poetry showcase in a public area such as the town hall or library
- work with the local library to create a poetry corner or collection of poetry books by CT authors
- create or facilitate the creation of a poetry bench
- create or facilitate the creation poetry posts in the public parks
- be available for poetry consultations and/or outreach with community groups
- work with other poetry associations such as CPS and the Sunken Garden