There isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going.
—Edna St. Vincent Millay, from “Travel”
Celebrate the 126th birthday of Pulitzer Prize poet Edna St. Vincent Millay in Rockland with Maine poets reading the poet’s letters and poems about her travels as well as their own poems. Millay was a “travelin’ woman.” From her girlhood excursions on Penobscot Bay and visits to her father in inland Kingman to her 1913 departure from Camden to New York City, Millay spent much of her life traveling, visiting Albania by horseback and the Orient by steamship, living in England and France, and traveling by train across the country to perform her poems to large, adoring crowds. Wherever she went, however, she always came home again to Steepletop in upstate New York and to her beloved Ragged Island in Casco Bay.
Presented in collaboration with the Millay House Rockland and the UMaine Humanities Center. Reception to follow.
For advance registrations, your name will be held at will-call. Check-in begins in the main lobby a half-hour prior to the event start-time. Please note that 5 minutes prior to sold-out programs, any unclaimed seats will be released.
Cost: $10; $8 Farnsworth members