OCCUPY POETRY AT WHITEHALL INN

By Whitehall Inn | Jun 25, 2012
Photo by: Whitehall Inn Collection

 

Poets in Kathleen Ellis’ writing workshop on clothing and identity “take up the song” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1912 “discovery” of Camden’s upstart poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the historic Whitehall Inn.

Five poets will return to the scene of the “discovery” at the Whitehall Inn where “Vincent”, as she was known, gave an impromptu recitation of what turned out to be one of the most acclaimed poems from the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry.

Once this local young woman’s talents were noticed by well-connected guests of the inn on an August evening in 1912, it was not long before her works were known throughout the world.

Featured poets on Wednesday at the inn include: Lynne Annis, Becca Glaser, Ellen Goldsmith, Judy Kaber, Gayle Portnow and Wendy Rappaport.

This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

It is one of a number of events scheduled at the Whitehall Inn this season as part of Millay’s 100th anniversary celebration.

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