On Monday, June 15, 2015, The Board of Selectman of the Town of Newtown authorized the appointment of a Poet Laureate, a volunteer position.

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission has been asked to recruit, screen and recommend a Poet Laureate to the Board of Selectman.

The deadline for submitting an application, and samples of work, is August 1. Announcement of Poet Laureate will be September 19, 2015 at the Newtown Arts Festival, for a term spanning October, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

Criteria & Application for Newtown Poet Laureate