All CT Poets Laureate

  • Alexandrina Sergio

    Poet Laureate – Glastonbury Alexandrina Sergio is currently serving as Poet Laureate of Glastonbury, Connecticut, where she edits a monthly poetry column in the town newspaper and presents events featuring local poets and musicians.  She is author of two poetry collections, My Daughter Is Drummer in the Rock ’n Roll read more

  • Charlie Margolis

    Poet Laureate – South Windsor Charlie Margolis is a retired art teacher. He is Poet Laureate of South Windsor, CT and a member of the CT Coalition of Poets Laureate (ctpoetlaureates.com). Mr. Margolis is author of the poetry book, Class Dismissed, A Teacher Says Goodbye. Charles is an interview and read more

  • Christine Beck

    Poet Laureate – West Hartford Christine Beck was named the fifth Poet Laureate of West Hartford in May of 2015. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Southern Connecticut State University and is the author of Blinding Light (Grayson Books 2013) and I’m Dating Myself, (Dancing read more

  • Davyne Verstandig

    Davyne Verstandig is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at The University of Connecticut.  Her books include two books of poetry, Pieces of the Whole and Provisions. Her work also appears in the anthologies Sex and Sexuality in a Feminist World; Songs of the Marrow Bone; and Where Beach read more

  • Hugo DeSarro

    Poet Laureate – East Hampton Hugo DeSarro was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1919.  He grew up in a time when horse drawn carts were a common sight in the city, when the ragman went door to door, and medicine primarily came in the form of camphor on a string, iodine, flaxseed or read more

  • James R. Scrimgeour

    Poet Laureate – New Milford Dr. James R. Scrimgeour received his BA from Clark University, his MA and PhD from UMass, Amherst and is Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut State University. He has published nine books of poetry and over 220 poems in anthologies and periodicals. He has been nominated read more

  • Julia Paul

    Poet Laureate – Manchester Julia Paul serves on the boards of Riverwood Poetry Series, the Connecticut Poetry Society, and Young @ Art. In 2014, she was named Manchester’s first Poet Laureate. She is a founding member of the Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate. In addition to publication in numerous journals read more

  • Rennie McQuilkin

    Poet Laureate – Connecticut Rennie McQuilkin is Poet Laureate of Connecticut. He has taught English and Creative Writing at secondary schools including Phillips Academy (Andover), The Loomis-Chaffee School, and Miss Porter’s School. In 1992 he co-founded the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, which he directed for nine years at Hill-Stead Museum read more

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    Susan Allison

    Susan Allison is the first Poet Laureate of Middletown, CT. Born in Derby, CT and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, she returned to Wesleyan University to earn a BA in African Studies in 1985 after mountain climbing and traveling through East Africa. Shortly after graduation, she opened an old and rare read more

  • Tarn Granucci

    Poet Laureate – Wallingford Tarn Granucci is a highly regarded community leader and accomplished businessman. Tarn is also a gifted poet and writer. An active member of Wallingford’s Saturday Mornings with Poetry collective, Tarn has participated in national poetry conferences run by Robert Bly, noted American poet, author, activist and read more