Tracy Wilson

Show Notes: Edna St. Vincent Millay Part 2

Missed In History: Edna St. Vincent Millay Part 2
Vincent and Eugen as they sailed for Spain aboard the freighter S.S. Cabo Tortosa. © Bettmann/CORBIS Vincent and Eugen as they sailed for Spain aboard the freighter S.S. Cabo Tortosa. © Bettmann/CORBIS

Our last episode left off with Edna St. Vincent Millay and her new husband, Eugen Boissevain, on a honeymoon around the world. From there, they went back to Greenwich Village for a while before purchasing a farm they named Steepletop in Austerlitz, N.Y. Today's episode talks about their life at Steepletop (which you can tour in the spring, summer and autumn months), along with the successes and struggles she had in her later life.

We had hoped to include sonnet XLIII ("What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why") in this episode, but we were unable to secure permission to do so before publishing time. Here it is.

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Episode link: Edna St. Vincent Millay part 2

My research:

  • Steepletop site visit. May 24, 2014.
  • Milford, Nancy. "Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay." Random House. 2001.
  • Epstein, Daniel Mark. 'What Lips My Lips Have Kissed: The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay." Henry Holt & Co. 2001.

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