Collection: George Dillon

George Dillon (1906–1968), born in Jacksonville, Florida, was raised in Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. At a poetry reading he attended while a student at the University of Chicago, he met Edna St. Vincent Millay; the two soon became lovers and collaborators. His book The Flowering Stone (a series of poems revolving around their relationship) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. He was the editor of Poetry magazine from 1937 to 1949, simultaneously serving in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II. In addition to his collaboration with Millay on Flowers of Evil, he translated three plays by Racine.
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