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 · 22,601 ratings · 1,373 reviews · 132 distinct worksSimilar authors
Collected Poems

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4.24 avg rating — 7,872 ratings — published 1956 — 13 editions
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The Selected Poetry

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4.19 avg rating — 1,638 ratings — published 1991 — 13 editions
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Collected Sonnets

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4.36 avg rating — 867 ratings — published 1917 — 6 editions
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Renascence and Other Poems

4.23 avg rating — 1,002 ratings — published 1917 — 74 editions
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Edna St. Vincent Millay: Poems

4.40 avg rating — 538 ratings — published 1923 — 11 editions
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A Few Figs from Thistles

4.18 avg rating — 459 ratings — published 1920 — 51 editions
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Collected Lyrics

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4.35 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 1939 — 7 editions
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Collected Works Of Edna St....

4.61 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Selected Poems

4.22 avg rating — 384 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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Fatal Interview: Sonnets

4.52 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 1931 — 3 editions
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