The historic Whitehall Inn continues its summer Millay Series to celebrate Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay with Vincent’s Table, a special poetry, wine and dine event, Thursday, July 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the inn, High Street/Route 1. Reservations are required.

The Rockland-born Millay included many references to food and drink in her poems and letters. Among her most famous poems featuring food imagery include the sonnet “Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink.” In another poem titled “Feast,” she writes, “I feast at every vine.”

Well-known Maine poets Kathleen Ellis, Dave Morrison and Candice Stover will read from Millay’s writings related to food and drink before dinner. During dessert, the three poets will tantalize the audience with their own poems featuring food.

Ellis, who will also host the event, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently, “Narrow River to the North.” Widely published in literary journals and anthologies, she is a recipient of fellowships from the Maine Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts and received the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize from “Nimrod.” In addition to teaching English at the University of Maine in Orono, Ellis leads a poetry writing workshop at the Farnsworth Art Museum every summer; and she has coordinated Poets/Speak! at the Bangor Public Library since 2002.

Midcoast poet Morrison is the author of eight books of poetry and has been hailed as “a hearty weed in the garden of American poetry.” His poems have been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, and his work has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “Writers’ Almanac.” His eighth collection of poems, “fail,” was published by JukeBooks last fall.

Stover, a former reporter for The Boston Globe, is the author of three poetry collections: “Poems from the Pond”; “Holding Patterns,” selected by Mary Oliver for a Maine Chapbook Award; and “Another Stopping Place.” Her work also appears in the anthology “The Other Side of Sorrow: Poets Speak Out about Conflict, War, and Peace.” She lives on Mt. Desert Island, where she teaches at College of the Atlantic.

The cost for Vincent’s Table is $35.95, which includes dinner. For more information or to make a reservation, call 236-3391, or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or