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The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay | Edna St. Vincent Millay
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An indispensable collection of the groundbreaking poets most masterful and innovative work, celebrating a bold early voice of female liberation, independence, and queer sexualityfeaturing a new introduction by poet Olivia Gatwood, author of Life of the Party Edna St. Vincent Millay defined a generation as one of the most critically acclaimed poets of the Modernist era. Her work pushed boundaries within the literary canon for its lyrical expression of female embodiment and progressive feminist politics, and she was honored as only the third woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay demonstrates Millays legacy and influence on contemporary poetry. Sometimes satirical, often sharp, and always striking, the poems in this collection span Millays remarkable career, from the success of Renascence and Other Poems to the sting of A Few Figs from Thistles, and Second April, as well as The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver and eight sonnets from the early twenties. Millays incandescent poetry continues to inspire today as broadly and deeply as during her lifetime. The Modern Library Torchbearers series features women who wrote on their own terms, with boldness, creativity, and a spirit of resistance. AMERICAN INDIAN STORIES THE AWAKENING THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY THE HEADS OF CERBERUS LADY AUDLEYS SECRET LOVE, ANGER, MADNESS PASSING THE TRANSFORMATION OF PHILIP JETTAN VILLETTE THERE IS CONFUSION THE SELECTED POEMS OF EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY
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ravenlee
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My favorite, the one that first introduced me to Millay.

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ravenlee
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I don‘t like all of it, but when I like Millay‘s poetry I really love it.

On the home front, I‘ve been kind-of-quarantined the last two days and feeling miserable. Kiddo seems to have had a cold and hubby may as well, but maybe I‘m keeping COVID to myself. I had to give up my last gig of the year and I‘m really mad and frustrated, but the director, contractor, and section leader have all been very kind and considerate, so that helps. 😫

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ravenlee
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Taking a quiet moment this morning before things get really hectic. Kiddo has Nutcracker every day from now until Sunday, my MIL is coming Friday-Monday to see the ballet, then I have gigs next week and weekend, then the week before Christmas is solid doctor/dentist appointments. Deep breath and plunge!

dabbe Remember to come up for air once in a while! 💙❄️💙 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly I love this poem! My favorite musician, Unwoman, did a little song of it. I don‘t know if you can get it on Bandcamp or if it was only for her Patreon supporters. 3mo
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merelybookish
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Day 7 #thesealeychallenge
There are a few poems by Edna St Vincent Millay that I love. I found a few more gems in here. I also think I might prefer her in small doses. 😅

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CeciliaChard
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After reading this book, I feel that I know her as a person. I especially loved the poems with imagery and connections to the ocean.