Orange County Historian Johanna Yaun announces that Village of Florida resident Robert Milby was named Orange County’s Poet Laureate for 2017-19. As Poet Laureate, Milby’s duties will include creating pieces of literature in poetic forms to commemorate Orange County events, its people and places.
“I’m extremely honored to earn this recognition,” Milby said. “I will use this position to bring poetry to a variety of audiences in Orange County.”
Milby, 47, is the author of five poetry books and has hosted events throughout the County since 1995. He began writing poetry in 1987 as a student at James I. O’Neill High School in Highland Falls. Milby hosts poetry series at the Mudd Puddle Café in New Paltz, Florida Public Library and Noble Coffee Roasters in Campbell Hall. His website is www.robertmilby.com.