Harp-Weaver and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay. 1951 Harper & Brothers reprint, later printing. According to the Poetry Foundation: "Like her contemporary Robert Frost, Millay was one of the most skillful writers of sonnets in the twentieth century, and also like Frost, she was able to combine modernist attitudes with traditional forms creating a unique American poetry. But Millay’s popularity as a poet had at least as much to do with her person: she was known for her riveting readings and performances, her progressive political stances, frank portrayal of both hetero and homosexuality, and, above all, her embodiment and description of new kinds of female experience and expression." Millay won the Pulitzer Prize for Ballad of the Harp-Weaver.

Condition: Jacket in good condition, chips, a couple tears on back cover, book in good condition, tanning to boards and pages, foxing.

"There's nothing in the house
But a loaf-end of rye,
And a harp with a woman's head
Nobody will buy,"
And she began to cry."

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