Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Female modernistic poet. Huge activist for women's rights. She was a flapper.

Born

February 1892

Fame Began

1912

Entered her poem “Renascence” in a poetry contest in The Lyric Year

Published A Few Figs From Thistles: Poems and Four Sonnets

1920

Won Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

1923

Died

October 1950

Modernism Literature Era

Modernists experimented with literary form and expression, adhering to the modernist maxim to "Make it new." The modernist literary movement was driven by a desire to overturn traditional modes of representation and express the new sensibilities of their time.

Began

1890

Ended

1940