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Millay, Edna St. Vincent. . New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937.

Millay, Edna St. Vincent. . New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929.

Edna St Vincent Millay – CathiaJ

Millay, Edna St. Vincent. . Nancy Milford, ed. New York: Modern Library, 2002.
1917 Edna writes and stars in The Princess Marries the Page
Edna lives in Greenwich Village, joins Provincetown Players
Poetry publishes three poems
Renascence and Other Poems, first book, published

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Camden Maine Hotels and Edna St. Vincent Millay - Whitehall
Who is the most amazing diva you can think of? Aretha? Cher? J-Lo? Imagine all that attitude and more in a slender, pale, red-haired dynamo only 5’1″ tall. Furthermore, picture this beauty on stage in a jeweled velveteen gown with long medieval sleeves. Depression-era audiences saved for months to see the greatest poet of their time…a skilled actress whose performances did not disappoint. The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. One of the most prosperous poets in history. A lover who confounded men and women alike: Edna St. Vincent Millay.

 

Sonnet, by Edna St. Vincent Millay | Poetic Anthropology

A poetic analysis of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sonnet “What lips my lips have kissed.”
~Edna St Vincent Millay


Is there nowhere left a spot
Where the thought of you is not?
I have sought it everywhere,
Woods and waters, field and air...
I have tried to think on Heaven,
White-clad angels, souls forgiven—
What are all such holy things?
Only thoughts of you—with wings!
~Margaret Widdemer (1884–1978), "Thought of You," , 1915


Kindred hearts no distance parts.

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Love is Not All” – asia lenae
Like many poets, Edna St. Vincent Millay had an ecstatic nature given to the transports of delight, terror, melancholy, driven by the music in her to make poetry in the throes of those passions….She would never be content with the quieter, subtler consolations of philosophy and spiritual love, the stoical disciplines that guide less restless souls toward peace. (Epstein, pp. 93-94)


Poem Analysis | Edna St. Vincent Millay

This sophisticated bohemian began life as a country girl. Born into a poor family in Rockland, Maine, Edna saw her mother divorce her gambler father when Edna was eight years old. A single parent, her mother, Cora, worked as a private nurse out of town, leaving Edna to raise two sisters, Kathleen and Norma. Today, we would call Edna an abused child — baking bread, shopping on a deficit, filling a coal stove and cleaning house under her mother’s stern reprimands.