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The Frostburg Center for Creative Writing is excited to announce a new public poetry project, "Poetry on the Menu." This project will feature weekly poems in select restaurants in Allegany County. Many of the poems are by local poets, Kimberly Brown, Community Outreach Coordinator, is "excited about this new project because we are bringing poetry out into the public, where it belongs." Keep an eye out for the colorful poetry displays to begin appearing in local restaurants!

Past Poets:

Elizabeth Breese
Dora Malech
Jeff Tigchelaar
Carl Phillips
Noelle Kocot
Sandra Beasley
Marvin Bell
Stephen Dunn
Barbara Hurd
Kevin Kehrwald
Georgia Krieger
Nancy Krygowski
Gerry LaFemina
Amy Lowell
Jennifer Merrifield
Richard Peabody
James Ralston
Adrienne Rich                   Mark Strand
Pamela Spiro Wagner
Bruce Weigl
Cynthia Zarin
Karen Zealand
Mark Doty

Poetry on the Menu


Edna St. Vincent Millay



My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—

It gives a lovely light!


Biography: U.S. poet and dramatist. Her work is filled with the imagery of the Maine coast and countryside. In the 1920s, when she lived in Greenwich Village, she came to personify the romantic rebellion and bravado of youth. Among her volumes are Renascence (1917); A Few Figs from Thistles (1920); The Harp Weaver (1923, Pulitzer Prize); The Buck in the Snow (1928), which introduced a more sombre tone; the sonnet sequence Fatal Interview (1931); and Wine from These Grapes (1934).