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Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Edna St. Vincent Millay


Born
in Rockland, Maine, The United States
February 22, 1892

Died
October 19, 1950

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Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work.

This famous portrait of Vincent (as she was called by friends) was taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1933.

Average rating: 4.17 · 28,549 ratings · 2,194 reviews · 191 distinct worksSimilar authors
Collected Poems

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4.24 avg rating — 8,397 ratings — published 1956 — 14 editions
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The Selected Poetry

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4.18 avg rating — 1,930 ratings — published 1991 — 15 editions
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Renascence and Other Poems

4.23 avg rating — 1,251 ratings — published 1917 — 152 editions
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Collected Sonnets

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4.35 avg rating — 975 ratings — published 1917 — 7 editions
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Millay

4.36 avg rating — 752 ratings — published 1923 — 21 editions
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A Few Figs from Thistles

4.17 avg rating — 608 ratings — published 1920 — 86 editions
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Selected Poems

4.15 avg rating — 581 ratings — published 1991 — 11 editions
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Collected Lyrics

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4.28 avg rating — 402 ratings — published 1939 — 5 editions
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Second April

4.12 avg rating — 257 ratings — published 1921 — 82 editions
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Collected Works Of Edna St....

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“They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don't think it's possible for you to miss me as much as I'm missing you right now”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Who is your favorite poet?

 
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Edward Lear (write-in)
 
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John Keats and Giacomo Leopardi (write-in)
 
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Victor Hugo (write-in)
 
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Herman Hesse (write-in)
 
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Rachel Rooney (write-in)
 
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Sonya Sones
 
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