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Edna St. Vincent Millay | She Inspires

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A major figure in 20th century American literature, Jazz Age poet Edna St. Vincent Millay was only nineteen years old when she published 'Renaissance,' the poem that launched her career. She is known for using traditional poetic forms to write about unconventional subjects and was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Who inspires you? Share your story #SheInspiresMeWMHT

Learn more about Edna St. Vincent Millay:

Did you know?:  The term, “My candle burns at both ends,” comes from her poem, The First Fig.

Additional Information:

The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop

Academy of American Poets

The Poetry Foundation

Images courtesy of:
The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society