Tuesday, 16 July 2019

835) Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 – 1950). American poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry and the first since the official establishment of the Pulitzer Prize in 1922. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. The poet Richard Wilbur asserted, "She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century."

- "Famous for her red hair, green eyes and unabashed sensuality, she was known as “the gamine of Greenwich Village.”  https://lithub.com/everything-i-know-about-sex-i-learned-f…/

- "When Edna St. Vincent Millay read her poetry, crowds gathered to hear her thrilling voice and to see the tiny figure with the milky white skin and the bright red hair..."  https://www.nytimes.com/…/romantic-rebel-jazz-age-two-biogr…

- "A friend remembered seeing her red hair flying as she ran down MacDougal Street..."  https://medium.com/…/the-flame-edna-st-vincent-millays-cand…

- "Young and beautiful, red-haired with a matching fire in her heart, Edna St. Vincent Millay brilliant Bohemian poetess and playwright is an idol of the young during the 1920s through the 1940s."  https://allthingsoflife.com/edna-st-vincent-millay-brillia…/

- "Her mane of red hair and enormous gray-green eyes added to the impression of frailty, and her stubborn mouth and chin made her seem austere, almost to the point of grimness."  https://www.classicreader.com/author/147/about/

- "In January of 1918 he bedded green-eyed, red-haired Edna St. Vincent Millay, whose poem "Renascence" had burst like a bombshell on the literary scene."  http://notorc.blogspot.com/…/floyd-dell-respectable-radical…

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