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What happens when a poet's "life begins to obscure the richness of the work"

 For far too long, Millay’s work has been overshadowed by her reputation. A party girl poet. A sexually adventurous bisexual. A morphine addict. But then Millay also won the Pulitzer for poetry in 1923; the following year, literary critic Harriet Monroe called Millay was “the greatest woman poet since Sappho”.

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Mistress of sonnet

Happy Birthday Edna St. Vincent Millay.  A prolific writer, third woman to win the Pulitzer for poetry, sixth person and second woman to win the Robert Frost medal.  228 more words


Edna St. Vincent Millay: What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why (Sonnet XLIII)

What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
Under my head till morning; but the rain… 92 more words

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"The rain is full of ghosts tonight"

Poetry gets a bad rap. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s typically pretty emotional and sometimes we can be weird about people baring their souls (unless they happen to be singing/rapping about it). 502 more words

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A celebrated literary speakeasy, whose patrons defined 20th-century American literature, is now an upscale restaurant. All you have to do is to find the entrance. 476 more words
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Poetry Diary: 

Donovan Kūhiō Colleps – Wākea’s Blue Teeth (a super bowl poem)

 It’s not so easy to smash the compass.

To rely on the winds     the golden hum of… 194 more words