Ridgefield Poet Laureate


On this page, please find videos of events that Ridgefield Poet Laureate Barb Jennes sponsored or in which she participated.

Ridgefield Poet Laureate Barb Jennes reads an original poem “Our Single Garment of Destiny” at the 26th Annual Spirit of MLK Celebration. (January 17, 2022)
The Town of Ridgefield paid tribute to the 20th anniversary of 9/11. This poem was an effort to evoke the impossible things, the miraculous things, that have happened in the last two decades—things we wish we might have shared with those sacrificed that day. (September 11, 2021)
As part of the Riverwood Poetry Series hosted by Real Art Ways, Barb Jennes read a selection of poems from her chapbook “Blinded Birds.” (November 9, 2021)
Writers with work included in the 2021 CT Literary Anthology were invited to read at a launch party, part of the second Connecticut Literary Festival. Here, Barb Jennes reads her poem “In the Time of Sonic Booms.” (November 2, 2021)
Ridgefield Poet Laureate Barb Jennes reads “Why Art?”—a poem commissioned for the Ridgefield Arts Council’s 2021 Behind the Scenes Awards, honoring indispensable volunteers.
Ridgefield Poet Laureate (2020-2023) Barb Jennes reads “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” a black-out poem commissioned for the Town’s 2021 celebration of MLK Day.