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Happy Birthday, Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay was born on this day in 1892 in Rockland, Maine. Edna St. Vincent Millay was one of those rare creatures: a poet who was a celebrity in her day. A Pulitzer-Prize winner (the third woman to … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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The Books: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, by Nancy Milford

Daily Book Excerpt: Biography Next biography on the biography shelf is Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, by Nancy Milford “– oh, this was life! It was more than life, — it was art. I might pretend … Continue reading

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The Books: Edna St. Vincent Millay: Collected Sonnets

Daily Book Excerpt: Poetry The next book on my poetry shelf is Collected Sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay. “The poem seems to us to be phenomenal.” — Edward J. Wheeler, editor of “Current Literature”, on Edna’s poem ‘The Land … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry” – Elinor Wylie

Daily Book Excerpt: Poetry The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Volume 1: Modern Poetry, edited by Jahan Ramazani, Richard Ellmann, and Robert O’Clair I love her stuff. I am not familiar with the full scope of her work, … Continue reading

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“the exquisite footsteps”

I am following in the exquisite footsteps of Miss Edna St. Vincent Millay, unhappily in my own horrible sneakers. — Dorothy Parker

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National Poetry Month: Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Relief?

I must have copied this one down in a bleak moment. But no matter – it still kicks ass. It’s by the queen of sonnets – Edna St. Vincent Millay Time does not bring relief; you all have lied Who … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I sit here at my parents house … today is my birthday … as well as Thanksgiving. I’m in my pajamas, and on my 6th cup of coffee. Yesterday, on the train ride home, I finished Savage Beauty, the biography … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Biography: Savage Beauty, by Nancy Milford

I am now reading Savage Beauty, the most recent biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay, by Nancy Milford, the same author who wrote the biography of Zelda Fitzgerald I referenced a couple weeks ago. I enjoy Milford’s biographical writing style … Continue reading

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