Edna St.vincent Millay cause of death

Edna St.vincent Millay's Death

Born (Birthday) February 22, 1892

Death Date October 19, 1950

Age of Death 58 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Profession Poet

The poet Edna St.vincent Millay died at the age of 58. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Became the third woman to ever win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1923 for her work The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver.

By the time she was fifteen, she was already having her prose published in magazines such as St. Nicholas, The Camden Herald, and the anthology Current Literature.

Her poem Renascence was entered in The Lyric Year, a poetry content that evidently deemed her poem the fourth place finisher. It was believed among everyone, including the winners ahead of her, that her poem should have won.

Personal Life

She had two sisters named Norma Lounella and Kathleen Kalloch.

Richard Wilbur believed her sonnets to be some of the best of the 20th century.

How did Edna St.vincent Millay die?

After his passing Millay continued to work on her book, living alone at Steepletop until the fall of 1950, when she died of heart failure while sitting on the stairs. The poems she had been collecting were published posthumously in 1954 as Mine the Harvest.