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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

1892 - 1950. Born in Rockland, Edna St. Vincent Millay became one of this nation's most renowned poets of the 20th Century. Millay's literary career began in earnest in 1912 at the age of 20 when she entered her poem "Renascence" into a national poetry contest and won. She  went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for her book the Harp - Weaver. Millay's poetry was well known for its feminist themes and images of sexual freedom. 

For more information visit the The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society Website.

 

 

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Arnold Genthe Collection: Negatives and Transparencies, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-G786-3452]