Biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay is an American poetess, one of the first feminists, whose life-affirming poetry sang love and freedom of conscience. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the 1922. A year later, Millay married Dutch coffee merchant Eugene Jan Bossevejn and left her Bohemian life in Manhattan, moved into an old house in New York. The poetess died from coronary occlusion. Her latest book of poetry aroused enthusiastic response after her death.

Born: February 22, 1892
Rockland, Maine


Popular poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

  1. What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)
  2. Love Is Not All
  3. Modern Declaration
  4. First Fig
  5. Travel
  6. Well, I Have Lost You
  7. An Ancient Gesture
  8. Sonnet 02: Time Does Not Bring Relief; You All Have Lied
  9. A Visit To The Asylum
  10. Apostrophe To Man

Edna St. Vincent Millay death: October 19, 1950, Austerlitz, New York