Hudson Valley Magazine: The Story Of Edna St. Vincent Millay: Poet, Revolutionary and Jazz-Age Bohemian

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March, 2015. A wonderful story of Millay and Steepletop following an interview with Millay Society Literary Executor, Holly Peppe.

If you’ve ever burned the candle at both ends, you know the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. You also know a bit about her life and times from what “critics termed a frivolous but widely known poem,” The New York Times said in her obituary. The poem, titled “First Fig,” is short:

“My candle burns at both ends / It will not last the night / But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends / It gives a lovely light!”