Edna St. Vincent Millay
Daughter of Cora Buzzell & Henry Tolman Millay,
Great great-granddaughter of
Findley Keller & his 2nd wife Polly (Mary) Boyd

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Photo by Carl Van Vechten 

Edna St. Vincent Millay
1892 - 1950 

Her mother, single and divorced, raised Edna and her sisters.  Inheriting a tendency toward poetry and singing from her mother, she gained experience reciting poems on a table top at Kalloch Reunions.  Her wonderful poetry is grounded in the Knox Co., Maine landscape and Edna returned often for the summer.  In 1923 she became the first woman to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize, and in 1981 she was commemorated with a U.S. postage stamp.

About Edna St. Vincent Millay, by Elinor Collemer Johnson, from the 1999 Kalloch Newsletter.

Edna St. Vincent Millay - 1914
(Photograph by Arnold Genthe)

Edna St. Vincent Millay, June 1914

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

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 for more information about this book.

Edna's obituary, Mother Cora's obit.,
Sister Norma's obit., Sister Kathleen's obit., Husband Eugen's obit.

Edna St. Vincent Millay - Web Links

Edna St. Vincent Millay - Wikipedia article

Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop - Edna's home from 1925 to 1950, a 700 acre farm which she named Steepletop, a named drawn from a wild flower which grew all over the property, located in Austerlitz, NY.

Millay, Edna St. Vincent - Academy of Poets
Biography, examples of her poetry and some links to other sites.

Millay, Edna - Renascence and Other Poems
Bartleby Library has the complete contents of Edna St. Vincent Millay's 1917 collection. Titles include "Blight," "Bluebeard," and "The Dream."

Millay, Edna St. Vincent - AmericanPoems.com, Edna Millay
Read about lyric poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, as well as poems from her 1921 work, "A Few Figs From Thistles." Includes "First Fig," "Thursday," and "The Philosopher."

Millay, Edna St. Vincent - Poems
Offers a full-text archive of Millay's poems, including her unnamed sonnets, I - XII.

Millay, Edna St. Vincent - Women Who Left Their “Stamps” on History
Biographical information on Millay, as well as information on the Edna St. Vincent Millay stamp issued by the US Postal Service in 1981.

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