Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A Poet With Local Ties

Edna St. Vincent Millay is the subject one of our displays for the month of February. A poet with local ties, the display depicts a timeline of her life including her childhood at Ring’s Island and Lime Street in Newburyport. Recently, Library Director Susan Chase took a trip to Ring’s Island to take photos of the home Millay stayed at with her family. Millay was the first woman poet to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1923. Events from the time period of Millay’s life are highlighted with the titles on display, including the depression, the Sacco and Vanzetti trial, authors of the 1920’s, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and numerous biographies on Millay. For more information on Edna St. Vincent Millay, read her profile on Poets.org.

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