January 15: We are pleased to announce that Ridgefield will soon have its own Poet Laureate. The United States has a Poet Laureate (currently Joy Harjo), Connecticut has a Laureate (currently Margaret Gibson), and many towns in Connecticut have also appointed one to help spread the joy and power of poetry in their communities. Starting in April 2020, Ridgefield will have it’s own Poet Laureate!

Applications for the position are now open. The deadline for applications is Saturday, February 15. Please click here for criteria, duties, and information on how to apply.

If you know a Ridgefield poet, be sure to encourage them to apply!