GOSHEN – Village of Florida resident Robert Milby has been named Orange County’s Poet Laureate for 2017-2019.
In that role, Milby’s duties will include creating pieces of literature in poetic forms to commemorate Orange County events, its people and places.
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.
He hosts poetry series at the Mudd Puddle Café in New Paltz, Florida Public Library and Noble Coffee Roasters in Campbell Hall.
“Orange County has a diverse population who all contribute to the fabric of our county,” said County Historian Johanna Yaun. “We believe Mr. Milby will represent our community well and give voice to it through his poetry.”