Edna St. Vincent Millay
February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950
Sublime Pulitzer Prize–Winning Poet
Millay’s reverently irreverent poems captured the savage beauty of life and the unexplored depths of female expression.
Millay lived at 25 Charlton Street when she first arrived in New York in 1917 with her sisters in a top-floor apartment. Later she famously lived in the narrowest house in New York at 75½ Bedford Street.
Poem read by Grace Gummer
Narrated by Leslie Mason
Music: Improvisations for Harp, William Mathias; Saint-Seans “The Swan,” Yo-Yo Ma, cello
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