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Deadline extended for New London poet laureate

New London — The city continues to accept applications for New London’s second poet laureate.

The deadline was extended from Feb 5 to Feb. 28 and while applicants must be residents of New London, there is no longer a three-year minimum residency requirement.

For complete Poet Laureate Program guidelines, eligibility criteria and application form, please visit the City of New London website,, or the New London Public Library website,

Mayor Michael Passero will appoint the new poet laureate to a three-year term on April 5. This position will feature an annual $300 stipend.

For more information, please contact City Planner Sybil Tetteh at


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