Friday, February 22, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Edna St. Vincent Millay

Today is the birthday of Edna St. Vincent Millay. My friend Caryl, an English major, introduced me to St. Vincent Millay when we were sophomores in college. I'm not a big fan of poetry but there is something about St. Vincent Millay's poems that strike a nerve with me. Now, as then, I am attracted to her bohemian lifestyle. She was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

You can read a poem, as well as more about St. Vincent Millay here.

(photo by Carl Van Vechten)

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