Eileen Rockefeller will read from her debut collection of poetry “Space Between” on Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

Rockefeller to read poems



BAR HARBOR — Eileen Rockefeller will read from her debut collection of poetry “Space Between” on Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Rockefeller is the author of the memoir “Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself.”

“In the poems,” event organizers said, “Rockefeller invites the reader to join her relationships with people, nature and spirit through poems brimming with intimacy and generosity, hurt and healing, lovers and loved ones, and most of all the ever-present thrum of the natural world.”

“These poems are filled with light and kindness,” author and environmentalist Bill McKibben wrote, calling them “deeply rooted and yet often playful.”

Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics, writes, “Rockefeller draws us into her world where nature and spirit align to reveal beauty and wisdom in the gentle and ever revealing flow of giving and taking and prayer and relationship. She is the poet who writes like a mysterious and kind neighbor whom you’ve known your whole life, open but not intrusive, always discovering surprises in the silence and miracles in every nearby space and moment.”

Rockefeller is a catalyst in the fields of mind/body health, social and emotional learning and innovative philanthropy for clean energy. As founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Health, she helped foster broad acceptance of mind/body interactions in health and disease. She was a founding chair of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and served as long-time co-chair of her family’s generational association, as well as co-founder and vice-chair of the Growald Family Fund.

Books will be on sale courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].

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