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.
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.)