Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Selected Poetry
Edna St Vincent Millay


One of America’s most celebrated poets – and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 – Edna St. Vincent Millay defined a generation with her passionate lyrics and intoxicating voice of liberation. Edited by Millay biographer Nancy Milford, this Modern Library Paperback Classics collection captures the poet’s unique spirit in works like ‘Renascence and Other Poems’, ‘A Few Figs from This-tles’, and ‘Second April’, as well as in ‘The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver’ and eight sonnets from the early twenties. As Milford writes in her Introduction, “These are the poems that made Edna St. Vincent Millay’s reputation when she was young. Saucy, insolent, flip, and defiant, her little verses sting the page.”

Edited by Nancy Milford.

Paperback, 192pp
Modern Library, 2002
ISBN 9780375761232