Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Born: February 22, 1892

Died: October 19, 1950

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, poet

Biography: Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet, playwright and feminist. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. The poet Richard Wilbur asserted, She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Music my rampart, and my only one.”

- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Source/Notes: Collected Poems (1956 edition), HarperCollins Publishers

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