Collection: Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)was born in Rockland, Maine, and spent much of her childhood moving from town to town with her two sisters and their single mother, a woman devoted to music and literature. “Vincent,” as Millay called herself, won early fame as a gifted poet and outspoken feminist, and in 1923 she became the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Among her collections are Second AprilFatal Interview (a sonnet sequence in part about her affair with George Dillon), and The Buck in the Snow. After being severely injured in a car accident in 1936, she was more and more confined to her home in Austerlitz, New York, where she lived with her husband, Eugen Jan Boissevain, until his death in 1949.
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