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Edna St. Vincent Millay (pseudonym Nancy Boyd)

Born: 1892 AD
Died: 1950 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Dramatist, Poets


U1892 - Born in Rockland, Maine on tne 22nd of February.

1904 - She officially divorced Millay's father for financial irresponsibility, but they had been separated for some years prior. Struggling financially.

1917 - Her graduation, she moved to New York City.

1921 - In January, she went to Paris, where she met sculptor Thelma Wood, with whom she had a romantic relationship.

1923 - She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, for The Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems.

         - She married Eugene Jan Boissevain, then the 43 year old widower of labor lawyer and war correspondent Inez Milholland. Boissevain greatly supported her career and took primary care of domestic responsibilities.

1943 - She was awarded the Frost Medal for her lifetime contribution to American poetry.

1950 - Millay was found dead at the bottom of the stairs in her house on the 19th of October, having apparently broken her neck in a fall.


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