The Love Sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Professor’s Corner, a discussion group devoted to literary texts, will meet at the South Branch library on Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00PM. Carl Smeller, professor of Humanities and English at Texas Wesleyan University, will lead a discussion about the love sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Although she was one of the most prolific and most celebrated American poets in the decade between the world wars, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s critical reputation declined precipitously in the years following her death in 1950. But recent re-evaluations of her work reveal what the poet Richard Wilbur called “some of the best sonnets of the century.”
This session of Professor’s Corner, which had been scheduled for February but was postponed because of the bad weather, will examine just a few of the many surprisingly unconventional love sonnets Millay wrote. There is, of course, no cost to attend.
When: Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm
Where: Denton Public Library – South Branch
3228 Teasley Lane in Denton
For more information, contact Fred Kamman at 940-349-8726 or Fred.Kamman@cityofdenton.com.
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