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Collected Poems 900 copies, 5 reviews
Collected Sonnets 667 copies, 3 reviews
Renascense and Other Poems 382 copies, 8 reviews
Fatal Interview 111 copies, 1 review
A Few Figs from Thistles 109 copies, 5 reviews
Conversation at Midnight 91 copies, 1 review
The King's Henchman 74 copies, 1 review
Second April 63 copies, 3 reviews
Mine the Harvest 47 copies, 1 review
Make Bright the Arrows 44 copies, 1 review
The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver 27 copies, 1 review
The Lamp and the Bell 17 copies, 1 review
Three plays 7 copies
Renascence [poem] 2 copies, 1 review
Poems 2 copies
FEAR 1 copy
Recuerdo {poem} 1 copy, 1 review
Passer Mortuus Est {poem} 1 copy, 1 review
The True Encounter {poem} 1 copy, 1 review
MacDougal Street {poem} 1 copy, 1 review
The Suicide {poem} 1 copy, 1 review
God's World {poem} 1 copy, 1 review
The Flowers of Evil (Translator, some editions; Introduction, some editions) 6,010 copies, 55 reviews
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (Contributor, some editions) 1,562 copies, 16 reviews
Winter Poems (Contributor) 802 copies, 11 reviews
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Contributor) 430 copies, 9 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 392 copies
Cries of The Spirit (Contributor) 303 copies, 3 reviews
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (Contributor) 260 copies
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 233 copies, 3 reviews
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 157 copies, 19 reviews
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (Contributor) 116 copies, 2 reviews
A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic (Foreword, some editions) 112 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (Contributor) 100 copies
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (Contributor) 93 copies, 2 reviews
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Contributor) 90 copies, 1 review
Poems Between Women (Contributor) 83 copies
Twentieth Century American Poetry (Contributor) 77 copies, 1 review
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (Contributor) 73 copies, 1 review
American Sonnets: An Anthology (Contributor) 54 copies
Women of the Weird: Eerie Stories by the Gentle Sex (Contributor) 36 copies, 2 reviews
American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany (Contributor) 19 copies, 2 reviews
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (Author, some editions) 17 copies
Modern Women Poets (Contributor) 13 copies
The Panorama Of Modern Literature (Contributor) 12 copies, 1 review
Twelve Classic One-Act Plays (Contributor) 10 copies
Men And Women: The Poetry Of Love (Contributor) 7 copies

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Edna St. Vincent Millay pulled herself out of a poverty-stricken childhood and became queen of the Bohemians during her years in New York's Greenwich Village. She expressed the recklessness of the Lost Generation of writers and artists following World War I with her famous poem "First Fig" ("my candle burns at both ends. . ."). She was the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
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