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Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892-1950 Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet, dramatist, lyricist, lecturer, and playwright, was born on February 22, 1892 in Rockland, Maine, and educated at Barnard College and at Vassar College, where she earned her B. A. (Her poem "Renascence" won fourth place in a contest and was published in The Lyric Year in 1912; this resulted in a scholarship to Vassar.) Millay's first volume of poetry, "Renascence and Other Poems," was published in 1917. In 1923, "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" won her a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Other works include: "A Few Figs from Thistles;" "Sonnets in American Poetry," "A Miscellany," "The Lamp and the Bell" and "There Are No Islands Any More." Millay also wrote the libretto for "The King's Henchman," one of the few American grand operas. Edna St. Vincent Millay married Eugen Jan Boissevain in 1923. Shortly after, they purchased a farm in upstate New York, which they called Steepletop. Millay lived here for the rest of her life, composing some of her finest work in a little shack separate from the main house. Boissevain died in 1949. Millay died of a heart attack in her home on October 19, 1950. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Collected Sonnets 727 copies, 3 reviews
Selected Poems 447 copies, 3 reviews
Renascence and Other Poems 412 copies, 10 reviews
Fatal Interview 123 copies, 1 review
A Few Figs from Thistles 120 copies, 6 reviews
Conversation at Midnight 100 copies, 1 review
The King's Henchman 79 copies, 1 review
Second April 63 copies, 3 reviews
Make Bright the Arrows 51 copies, 1 review
Mine the Harvest 50 copies, 1 review
The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver 34 copies, 1 review
The Lamp and the Bell 21 copies, 2 reviews
Three plays 10 copies
Poems 2 copies
Renascence [poem] 2 copies, 1 review
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) 6,812 copies, 77 reviews
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (Contributor, some editions) 1,763 copies, 17 reviews
Winter Poems (Contributor) 959 copies, 10 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 858 copies, 7 reviews
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Contributor) 477 copies, 11 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 409 copies, 1 review
Literature: The Human Experience (Contributor) 315 copies
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (Contributor) 276 copies
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 255 copies, 4 reviews
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 171 copies, 20 reviews
A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic (Foreword, some editions) 148 copies, 3 reviews
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 140 copies, 1 review
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (Contributor) 123 copies, 3 reviews
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (Contributor) 122 copies, 2 reviews
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (Contributor) 121 copies
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Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (Contributor) 98 copies, 2 reviews
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Twentieth Century American Poetry (Contributor) 85 copies, 2 reviews
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Women of the Weird: Eerie Stories by the Gentle Sex (Contributor) 40 copies, 2 reviews
American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany (Contributor) 19 copies, 2 reviews
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (Author, some editions) 17 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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