Edna St. Vincent Millay, was born on February 22, 1892, Rockland, Maine, U.S.. She died in October 19, 1950, Austerlitz, New York . She was an American poet and dramatist who used to personify romantic rebellion and bravado in the 1920s. Was reared in Camden, by her divorced mother, who recognized and encouraged her talent of writing poetry. Her first published poem appeared in the St. Nicholas Magazine for children in October 1906.
In the year 1971 Millay published her first book, Renaissance and Other poems, and moved to Greenwich Village in New York City. There she became a lively and admired figure among the avant garde(Inventive) and radical(major) literary set. In 1923 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Ballad of the Harp-weaver (1922). Lived in an isolated house in Berkshire foothills near Austerlitz, New York.In 1925 the Metropolitan Opera Company commissioned her to write an opera with Deems Taylor.Millay was known for her riveting(fixed)reading and feminist views.