Edna St. Vincent Millay

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: 4.16 · 21,530 ratings · 1,249 reviews · 121 distinct worksSimilar authors
Collected Poems

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4.23 avg rating — 7,733 ratings — published 1956 — 12 editions
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The Selected Poetry

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4.19 avg rating — 1,588 ratings — published 1991 — 11 editions
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Collected Sonnets

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4.38 avg rating — 835 ratings — published 1917 — 6 editions
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Renascence and Other Poems

4.24 avg rating — 938 ratings — published 1917 — 59 editions
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Edna St. Vincent Millay: Poems

4.39 avg rating — 513 ratings — published 1923 — 11 editions
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A Few Figs from Thistles

4.17 avg rating — 423 ratings — published 1920 — 32 editions
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Collected Lyrics

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4.37 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 1939 — 3 editions
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Collected Works Of Edna St....

4.59 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Selected Poems

4.22 avg rating — 360 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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Fatal Interview: Sonnets

4.51 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 1931 — 3 editions
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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”
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