A day for Millay

ROCKLAND — The Millay Arts & Poetry Festival made a splashy debut last year as a multiple-day, celebrity-studded event that included the U.S. poet laureate and a world premiere drama with music. This year, the fest — produced by the nonprofit Millay House Rockland — is more low-key, but still offers an abundance of poetry riches.

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Millay House Group Launching Literary Society

Poets and literary enthusiasts will gather for an afternoon of poetry and cake to celebrate the 125th birthday of famed local poet Edna St. Vincent Millay at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. The poetry gala —  sponsored by the Farnsworth Art Museum, the University of Maine Humanities Center, and Millay House Rockland — will feature readings by 14 poets, including Gary Lawless, Carl Little, Dave Morrison, Kristen Linquist and Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum, among others. The celebration comes with the launch of Millay House Rockland, a new organization dedicated to promoting poetry and literature in the region. 

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