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Edna St. Vincent Millay    
Edna St. Vincent Millay    
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Bold Type's Poetry Editor Ernest Hilbert writes on Millay: "Edna St. Vincent Millay enjoyed the status of a best-selling poet in the 1920s, when her slim volumes could be found in every genteel home in the nation (Huntsman, What Quarry sold 60,000 copies in its first month in 1939, respectable sales even by today's tumescent best-seller standards). She was the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize, then in its seventh year. She was thought of as a very 'feminine' poet, and this drew as much criticism as devotion."

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