Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Millay’s Hair" by Ann Townsend

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June 27, 2017

Millay's Hair

Ann Townsend

About This Poem


"Some of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay's literary and personal archives are held in the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress. Millay's sister Norma saved, as the poem says, everything—not simply manuscripts and notebooks, but also expired dog tags and grocery lists, a raft of Millay's life detritus, simultaneously mundane, compelling, and deeply moving."
—Ann Townsend


Ann Townsend is the author of The Coronary Garden (Sarabande Books, 2005). She is the co-founder of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and serves as the director of creative writing at Denison University.

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(Sarabande Books, 2005)

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