(1892-1950) American writer. Edna St. Vincent Millay was one of the great American poets. She was born in Rockland, Maine, and was raised by her mother, Cora Millay, after her parents divorced in 1900. Her first published poem, "Forest Trees," was published when she was 14Edna St. Vincent Millay received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923 for "The Ballad of the Harp Weaver." Other works include: "Renascence" (1917) and "Second April" (1921). Read more about the life and works of Edna St. Vincent Millay.
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Millay�s fame began in 1912 when she entered her poem �Renascence� in a poetry contest in The Lyric Year. The poem was widely considered the best submission and when it was ultimately awarded fourth place, it created a scandal which brought Millay publicity. The first-place winner Orrick Johns was among those who felt that �Renascence� was the best poem, and stated that �the award was as much an embarrassment to me as a triumph." A second-prize winner offered Millay his $250 prize money.-Wikipedia.com
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