Women_Will_Save_the_World“Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen; depart, be lost, but climb.” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay married feminine vitality and liberty with beauty and sensitivity through her poetry. She explored themes and terrain both in verse and life that opened new pathways for future generations of women. — “Women Will Save the World”

A creative soul and an independent spirit, Millay expressed her femininity through her poetry. She also wrote and acted in her own plays. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1923. She also wrote opera for the Metropolitan Opera of New York. She was politically active and staunchly believed in freedom and equal rights. 

Millay refused many marriage proposals, choosing instead to work on her craft. When she finally did marry, it was to Eugen Boissevain, a progressive feminist who strongly supported her career. They were together for 26 years, until his death in 1949. She died a year later. 

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