Edna St. Vincent Millay used to be born in Rockland, Maryland on February twenty second 1892. while nonetheless a baby her mom and dad had separated and eventually divorced in 1904. Edna and her sisters and mom Cora came across occasions tough and except a trunk jam-packed with vintage literature have been dwelling in poverty. notwithstanding they have been capable of settle in a small condo on her Mother’s Aunt’s estate in Camden in Maine. It used to be right here that Edna (who had a keenness to name herself Vincent) was once to start writing poetry. regardless of her rebellious angle she used to be released often within the school’s literary journal, The Megunticook. At 14 she gained the St. Nicholas Gold Badge for poetry, and at 15 she had released within the well known kid's journal St. Nicholas, the Camden bring in, and the high-profile anthology present Literature. whereas nonetheless in class Edna had numerous relationships with girls as she got here to phrases with the lady and the artist she used to be turning into. Edna’s status all started in 1912 while she entered her poem “Renascence” in a poetry contest within the Lyric yr. The poem was once thought of the simplest submission yet provided fourth position, the ensuing exposure being a little of a scandal. within the quick aftermath of the debate, Caroline B. Dow heard Edna reciting her poetry and taking part in the piano and was once so inspired she paid for her schooling at Vassar collage. Edna moved to Greenwich Village in big apple after her commencement in 1917. residing in Greenwich Village Edna defined her lifestyles in ny as "very, very bad and extremely, very merry." overtly bisexual, marriage was once proposed by way of a number of suitors yet rejected. Her 1920 assortment a couple of Figs From Thistles used to be arguable for its exploration of lady sexuality and feminism. In 1919 she wrote the anti-war play Aria da Capo which starred her sister Norma Millay. on the age of in simple terms 31 Edna gained the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923 for "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver"; she was once the 3rd lady to win the poetry prize. In 1923 she married Eugen Jan Boissevain. A self-proclaimed feminist, Boissevain supported her profession and took basic care of family obligations. either Edna and Boissevain had many different fanatics in the course of their twenty-six-year marriage. In 1925, Boissevain and Edna obtained Steepletop close to Austerlitz, ny, which were a 635-acre blueberry farm. The couple quickly additional a barn (from a Sears Roebuck kit), a writing cabin and a tennis courtroom. The couple later received Ragged Island in Casco Bay, Maine, as a summer season retreat. Edna’s popularity was once broken by way of the poetry she wrote concerning the Allied struggle attempt in the course of global struggle II. Merle Rubin famous: "She turns out to have stuck extra flak from the literary critics for assisting democracy than Ezra Pound did for championing fascism." In 1943 Millay used to be the 6th individual and the second one girl to be offered the Frost Medal for her lifetime contribution to American poetry. Boissevain died in 1949 of lung melanoma, and Edna lived by myself for the final 12 months of her life. Edna died at her domestic on October 19, 1950. She had fallen down stairs and used to be came across a few 8 hours after her demise. Her health care provider stated that she had had a center assault following a coronary occlusion. She was once fifty eight years old.
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