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Edna St.vincent Millay


Became the 3rd girl to ever win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1923 on her behalf function The Ballad from the Harp-Weaver. By enough time she was fifteen, she had been having her prose released in magazines such as for example St. Nicholas, The Camden Herald, as well as the anthology Current Books. Her poem Renascence was inserted in The Lyric Season, a poetry content material that evidently considered her poem the 4th place finisher. It had been thought among everyone, like the winners before her, that her poem must have earned. She got two sisters called Norma Lounella and Kathleen Kalloch. Richard Wilbur thought her sonnets to become among the better from the 20th century.

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Full Name Edna St. Vincent Millay
Date Of Birth February 22, 1892
Died October 19, 1950, Austerlitz, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Maine
Profession Poet
Education Vassar College
Nationality American
Spouse Eugen Jan Boissevain
Parents Henry Tollman Millay, Cora Lounella
Siblings Norma Millay Ellis, Kathleen Millay
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Robert Frost Medal
Movies Hitler's Madman
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1 Was mentioned in an Allan Sherman song entitled "Oh Boy".
2 Sister-in-law of Howard Irving Young.
3 As a rookie schoolteacher, it was difficult for Bel Kaufman to get fully certified by a byzantine school bureaucracy. The examiners had her explain a sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay, and told her afterward she had given "a poor interpretation." Having been blocked once before because of a trace of a greenhorn accent, she refused to be stopped a second time. So she did what any true aspirant would have done: she wrote a letter to Ms. Millay and had her evaluate her interpretation. "You gave a much better explanation of it than I myself should have," the poet wrote back, and the chastened examiners saved face by urging Ms. Kaufman to try for the license again.
4 First woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry (1923 for "The Ballad of the Harp Weaver", "A Few Figs From Thistles", and other works).
5 Named after St. Vincent de Paul.



Hitler's Madman 1943 verse



Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar 2002 Video lyrics: "Souvenir"



Northern Exposure 1992 TV Series excerpt from "Renascence" ©1917, 1945 by - 1 episode

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Millay at Steepletop 1983 Short documentary

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1 On desire: So subtly is the fume of life designed to clarify the pulse and cloud the mind.
2 On ambition: After the feet of beauty fly my own.

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