Edna St. Vincent Millay Credo Topic Page
Born in Rockland, Maine in 1892, Edna St. Vincent Millay was one of the most popular American poets of her time. She lived in Greenwich Village, New York in the early 1920s and under the pseudonym of Nancy Boyd, she wrote sketches for Vanity Fair. Her first collection of poetry was titled Renascence and Other Poems and was published in 1917. Three years later, she released her next collection called A Few Figs from Thistles and continued to release more work up until the year 1940. In 1922, she won a Pulitzer prize for The Ballad of the Harp Weaver. Along with writing poetry and Vanity Fair sketches, she was also a part of the Provincetown Players in which many of her verse dramas were produced. Millay married a Dutch coffee importer, Eugen Jan Boissevain, and moved to a farm in Austerlitz, New York, called “Steepletop.” The farm became an arts colony after her death in 1976.