Take Up the Song

Sep. 30, 2023, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Class of 1951 Reading Room, Main Library

A lecture and exhibit with readings commemorating the centennial anniversary of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

The program will start with a presentation entitled “Her Candle Burned at Both Ends: An Introduction to the Life and Work of Edna St. Vincent Millay” by Krystyna Poray Goddu, Secretary/Literary Officer of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society and author of the biography A Girl Called Vincent (Chicago Review Press, 2016). This will be followed by readings of Millay's Pulitzer poems by Vassar Students. There is an accompanying exhibition located at the west end of the reading room/lecture space.

Edna St. Vincent Millay, smiling and wearing a long dress and lacy shawl, reclines in a rocking chair.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, 1923. Photo: John Lofman