Selected Poems

Paperback | March 15, 1999

byEdna St. Vincent Millay

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A magnificent anthology of the finest works of Edna St. Vincent Millay, perhaps the premier American lyricist of the twentieth century.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay juggled poetic forms like two foam balls; she did so with ease and no one got hurt. Now, readers have the opportunity to take great pleasure when they read her free verse or traditionally structured poems. Millay’s themes are spiritual, philosophical and emotional. There’s room for it all in this profoundly lyri...

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A magnificent anthology of the finest works of Edna St. Vincent Millay, perhaps the premier American lyricist of the twentieth century.

Edna St. Vincent Millay was born in 1892 in Rockland, Maine, the eldest of three daughters, and was encouraged by her mother to develop her talents for music and poetry. Her long poem "Renascence" won critical attention in an anthology contest in 1912 and secured for her a patron who enabled her to go to Vassar College. After graduati...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 inPublished:March 15, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006093168X

ISBN - 13:9780060931681

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Edna St. Vincent Millay juggled poetic forms like two foam balls; she did so with ease and no one got hurt. Now, readers have the opportunity to take great pleasure when they read her free verse or traditionally structured poems. Millay’s themes are spiritual, philosophical and emotional. There’s room for it all in this profoundly lyrical work showcased in Selected Poems.

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"I know that Millay is a good poet because there are so many of her lines in my memory. She belonged to a generation which thought of poetry as song; when that notion revives, as it will, the great appeal of her work will be felt again." (Richard Wilbur)