New Poet Laureate Aims to Build Community Through Words

On Saturday the community will gather at Featherstone Center for the Arts to celebrate Claudia Taylor as the new poet laureate of the Vineyard. The program begins at 4 p.m.

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Vineyard Poet Laureate Selected

Claudia Taylor has been chosen as the new poet laureate of Martha’s Vineyard for the 2024-2026 term.

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Seeking Poet Laureate Nominations

The Martha’s Vineyard Poet Laureate Society is looking for the Island’s next poet laureate. The position is a two-year term, and aimed at fostering connections through poetry.

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Billy Collins Brings Wit and Warmth to Featherstone

Billy Collins, the bestselling poet and former U.S. poet laureate, delighted a packed house at Featherstone Center for the Arts with his carefully observed poetry and humor.

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West Tisbury Names New Poet Laureate

West Tisbury’s new poet laureate is Tain Leonard-Peck, whose appointment was confirmed by the select board Wednesday afternoon.

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Louisa Hufstader

Justen Ahren has always been a musician as well as a writer, releasing his first album Remembering more than 20 years ago.

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New Vineyard Poet Laureate

Jill Jupen has been selected as the 2019-2021 Poet Laureate of Martha’s Vineyard.

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West Tisbury Poet Laureate Debuts With Quiet Grace

The new poet laureate for West Tisbury, Spencer Thurlow, joined other Island poets on Sunday, including three former town laureates, at a reading held at the library.

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Justen Ahren Steps Up as Vineyard's New Poet Laureate
Louisa Hufstader

The former poet laureate of West Tisbury, Justen Ahren, stepped into his Island-wide laureate role with an April 30 reception at the West Tisbury Free Public Library.

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Justen Ahren Is New Martha's Vineyard Poet Laureate

Justen Ahren of West Tisbury has been selected as the 2017-2019 Poet Laureate of Martha’s Vineyard.

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