Ellin Anderson's poems chronicle a life spent in New England, from her first look at the sea in New Bedford as a toddler (“Point of Departure: Massachusetts”) until the present time (“Destination: Vermont”), which finds her enthralled by the beauty of the Northeast Kingdom — three rural counties that honor the past while facing a changeful future. “Sojourn in New Hampshire” marks a journey through Seabrook, Rye, and Derry, and on through the hills into the Great North Woods. “Storyland: Legends and Legacies” features poems inspired by fairy tales, figures from history, and our mythic past. The book concludes with twenty classic poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, as rendered into English by the author. A formalist in the tradition of John Keats and Emily Dickinson, Ellin has won many awards for poetry in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. She was born in Boston, graduated from The Pingree School, and received a B.A. in Art from Mount Holyoke College. For many years, Ellin was a member of the Longfellow Poetry Society, which met at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts.