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Feb 23

Naturally Vincent: Millay as Eco-Poet

Sunday, February 23 –

Event Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center
16 Museum St.,, Rockland

Celebrate the 128th birthday of Pulitzer Prize poet Edna St. Vincent Millay with Maine poets reading letters and poems that focus on Millay’s evolution from an inveterate Romantic poet to a full-fledged eco-poet. Poets will also read their own poems about nature as well as the poetry of Abbie Huston Evans. Millay published her first poem, “Forest Trees,” at the age of fourteen. From her girlhood excursions on Penobscot Bay, hikes in the surrounding hills, nature walks with her Sunday School teacher and fellow poet, Abbie Huston Evans, and later primitive stays on her beloved Ragged Island in Casco Bay, Millay eventually came to view nature as a constant, a dispassionate entity apart from the romanticism, escapism, and philosophy that humans invest in it. This event is free to the public!
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About Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center

16 Museum St.,
Rockland, ME 04841
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Celebrating Maine's role in American art, the Farnsworth offers a nationally recognized collection from many of America's greatest artists. The museum houses the nation's second-largest collection of works by 20th-century sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C., and Jamie Wyeth. Open all year, daily 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed winter Mondays and Tuesdays. Available for special events.


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