Millay: A Little Glimpse Into The Life of a Poet

It is enjoyable to me to read every once in awhile something biographical about a poet or author whose work I’ve enjoyed, such as this quote about the poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay:

She won the Pulitzer in 1923, but when newspapers recounted her public readings, they more often focused on her outfits than her writing.  


This anecdote just perfectly concludes the article:

After a reading at Bryn Mawr College, one audience member, a woman, invited Millay and her husband to her place for a drink. They ended up getting smashed and talking poetry until 3 a.m., at which point everyone went to bed. In the middle of the night, Millay opened her host’s bedroom door and unclasped her dress, letting it pool at her feet, and said, “Oh, don’t you like good old Elizabethan lovemaking? Oh, I like it!” The young woman, alas, did not, and Millay returned to her own bed. 


The full article is here: The Toast: Edna St. Vincent Millay

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