Davyne Verstandig has been introduced as the the town of Washington’s next poet laureate.

An English and creative writing lecturer at the University of Connecticut’s Torrington campus, she conducts writing workshops in poetry and memoir, and a jump-start writing workshop at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield.

Verstandig has published two books of poetry, “Pieces of The Whole” and “Provisions.”

Her work appears in “Sex & Sexuality In A Feminist World,” “Song Of The Marrow Bone,” and “Where Beach Meets Ocean.”

“Jesse (Steinmetz) did all of the leg work on this,” said First Selectman Mark Lyon. “Given Ms. Verstandig’s background and long standing in the Washington arts community, I think she is an excellent choice.”

Verstandig will serve as Washington’s poet laureate until June 2016.

Steinmetz served as the town’s first poet laureate.

He was set Thursday, Sept. 3 to present Verstandig to the community at Gunn Memorial Library.

At the time, Verstandig was scheduled to give a reading of her work.