The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay (Modern Library)
Publish date: September 4th 2001
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
These were lovely poems, pleasant to read and with easy interpretations. Some of her poems about death had a very Sylvia Plath feel to them. Most of the poems had nature elements. She described her love for the great outdoors in great detail. I want to go run around in a meadow now :)
Seems a little slight compared to some of the other verse I've been reading lately (excepting the Lovecraft of course), especially when I compare to Hart Crane. Kudos for actual meter and rhyme and lots of poems about dead people. I wonder what her "Unselected Poetry" is like?
I'm not much of a poetry reader for pleasure, but I've studied enough of it to know what's good. I hadn't encountered Millay's poetry before however, and I sincerely wish I had. Her poetry is simple and beautiful and highly recommended.
This slender volume is perfect for those unfamiliar with Millay -- it contains her most well-known pieces -- as well as those who are devoted fans -- it's the perfect size for carrying around and dipping into as needed!