City of Norwich Seeks Inaugural Poet Laureate

UPDATE: Applications Accepted Through June 30, 2020

The City of Norwich, through a partnership with Norwich Creates, is seeking to appoint the City’s first Poet Laureate.  The honorary position of the City of Norwich Poet Laureate was established in 2017 by a resolution of the City Council under the initiative of former Mayor Deb Hinchey.  As the City’s representative poet, the Poet Laureate will serve as an ambassador for poetry by promoting and encouraging the appreciation of creative expression through poetry and literary arts activities.

The Poet Laureate writes and shares his or her work in public appearances, digital media, workshops, and inspires the community to find and share their own creative voice. The selected poet will be introduced in Fall 2020.

A Poet Laureate Selection Committee, consisting of five representatives of local middle school, high school and college English departments, Otis Library, and Norwich Creates, has been formed to assist in the selection.

Interested applicants should view the guidelines, download and fill out the application form for the position, and prepare the additional requested materials. Application may be submitted online using the link below to upload the required files OR by mailing/dropping off the package at Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich – Attn: Julie Menders.

Deadline extended to: June 30, 2020

Norwich Program Guidelines Poet Laureate Read the guidelines

Norwich Poet Laureate Application – Download and 1)  fill out the application and save document OR 2) print, fill out and scan

Norwich Poet Laureate Online Submission Form – Fill out online form and upload your completed application and all requested materials/files

Funding for the Poet Laureate stipend is provided by the Carano Family in memory of Cynthia A. Carano.

For more information, contact Carrie Dyer at or Julie Menders at

No Replies to "City of Norwich Seeks Inaugural Poet Laureate"