Meet Our Poet Laureate

Ashford Poet Laureate


The Ashford Arts Council is pleased to announce that Anthony Paticchio was selected by the AAC as our  Poet Laureate, and the Ashford Board of Selectmen has appointed him as the Town of Ashford’s Poet Laureate for a 3-year term.  Ashford now joins a group of more than 30 towns in Connecticut to have a Poet Laureate.

Tony has many years of experience studying and writing poetry, and he continues to publish poems in national and international journals. He has given much thought to how he will approach the role of Poet Laureate, and he has excellent, concrete ideas that are consistent with the AAC’s vision.  We believe Tony will bring additional excitement and opportunity to what is already a very vibrant arts community in Ashford.  
World Poetry Day is on Sunday, March 21, 2021 and we plan to honor Tony’s appointment with a virtual party on that day.  We will celebrate on Zoom with poetry by Tony, virtual toasts, and then an open Mic for town well-wishers to read their own poems.
The celebration will be held on Sunday, March 21 at 4:00 pm.  If you would like to attend this event, you must email Christine Acebo to register and to get the Zoom link: