Celebrate Millay: Poet of Rebellion & Bravado
February 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Celebrating the 131st Birthday of Edna St Vincent Millay
Co-sponsored by Millay House Rockland
Edna St. Vincent Millay is the very model of the poet as a rebel. A rebel in high school in Camden, Maine, a feminist during the Jazz Age of the 1920s, a poet who foresaw the horrors of the Great Depression, and a defender of the alleged anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, Millay takes on the mocking and satirical voice against Puritan prudery, the voice of outrage against events leading up to World War II, and the scornful voice of her “Apostrophe to Man.” Above all, her rebellious spirit reveals itself within conventional forms, like sonnets and ballads, through flippancy, wit, hyperbole, sarcasm, irony, and satire.
This year, celebrate the 131st birthday of Pulitzer Prize poet Edna St. Vincent Millay with Maine poets reading a letter or poem that focuses on Millay’s rebellious nature, wit, and bravado. Poets will also read one of their own poems in response to social and political issues of our own time.
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.
This event is sold out.