Saturday, August 27, 2022

A poet well worth reading again …

… The Wondrous and Mundane Diaries of Edna St. Vincent Millay | The Nation. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The editor of the collection, Daniel Mark Epstein, ventures that “few, if any, serious reputations” in American literature “have so quickly arisen and burned so brightly” as Millay’s: In 1923, only 12 years removed from her days as a surrogate mother, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, and in her highly publicized life she also became known for her many flesh-and-blood lovers in the literary world as well as her fatal addiction to morphine.

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