Just across the state line from Berkshire County is Austerlitz, NY, the home of Edna St. Vincent Millay, who preferred the name Vincent.
She named her farm house “Steepletop” after the wild flower that grows in the area. The flower resembles the shape of a church steeple.
The Millay family burial grounds are at the end of a path that’s marked with excerpts of Vincent’s poems. It’s a shady trail lined with birch trees and padded with moss.
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Christine Swint’s poems have appeared in Calyx, Birmingham Poetry Review, Slant, a Journal of Poetry, Tampa Review, Heron Tree, Ekphrasis, and others. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets, and she has won first place prizes from the Georgia Poetry Society and Agnes Scott College. Her first collection, Swimming This, was published in 2015 by FutureCycle Press. She teaches first-year composition at a metro-Atlanta university and writes about poetry, art, hiking, and yoga at Balanced on the Edge, https://balancedonedge.blog
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