Start of Term:
July 1, 2015
Position established in 1985 by the Connecticut
General Assembly (P.A. 85-221); codified in Sec.
3-110f of the Connecticut General Statutes. The poet laureate is appointed
by the Connecticut Commission on
Culture & Tourism.
James Merill (1985-1995)
Leo Connellan (1996-2001)
John Hollander (March 7, 2007-October 2009)
Dick Allen (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015)