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The City of Gloucester Committee for the Arts establishes awards and honors to recognize local artists including the position of the City of Gloucester Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate is dedicated to building community through poetry.
Many fine poets live and write in the city of Gloucester and their poems have been widely published. The honorary post for the City of Gloucester was created in 1998. There have been 4 Poet Laureates, which you can learn about by visiting the Gloucester Poet Laureate website.
There is an annual youth outreach for poetry. The Poet Laureate participates in Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free’s Poetry Without Paper Competition and during the month of May, participates in Gloucester Education Foundation City-Wide Arts Festival.
- Carry a Poem, Share a Poem, and look for the annual National Poem in Your Pocket Day each April.
- A self-taught poet and former Poet Laureate, Peter Todd wrote more than 800 poems and shared them humbly and generously, often in honor of family and community. View the Tribute to Peter Todd, created by former Rainbow and Gloucester resident.