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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Edna St. Vincent Millay. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Edna St. Vincent Millay, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Edna St. Vincent Millay. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Edna St. Vincent Millay, often where they are interviewed.

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Ashes Of Life By Edna St. Vincent Millay - Poem As Friend To Laura

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In this episode, Laura Wade talks about the poem that has been a friend to her – 'Ashes of Life' by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

We are very grateful to Laura for allowing us to share this conversation with you.

Laura visited The Poetry Exchange in London. She is in conversation with The Poetry Exchange team members, Michael Shaeffer and Fiona Bennett.

Laura Wade is an Olivier award winning playwright and screenwriter. Her National Theatre play HOME, I’M DARLING premiered at Theatr Clwyd in 2018 before playing at the National, where it received rave reviews. HOME, I’M DARLING won the award for Best New Comedy at the 2019 Oliviers.

Laura’s screenplay THE RIOT CLUB, an adaptation of her acclaimed 2010 stage play POSH, opened in cinemas on September 2014. The film is directed by Lone Scherfig and stars Max Irons, Sam Claflin and Douglas Booth.

Laura has also adapted Sarah Waters’ TIPPING THE VELVET for the stage and in 2018, Laura adapted Jane Austen’s unfinished novel THE WATSONS for the stage for Chichester Festival Theatre.

You can find out more about Edna St. Vincent Millay and read more of her poetry at the Poetry Foundation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/edna-st-vincent-millay

Ashes of Life is read by Laura at the beginning of the conversation, with the gift reading of the poem by Fiona Bennett.

Ashes of Life

By Edna St. Vincent Millay

Love has gone and left me and the days are all alike;
Eat I must, and sleep I will, — and would that night were here!
But ah! — to lie awake and hear the slow hours strike!
Would that it were day again! — with twilight near!

Love has gone and left me and I don't know what to do;
This or that or what you will is all the same to me;
But all the things that I begin I leave before I'm through, —
There's little use in anything as far as I can see.

Love has gone and left me, — and the neighbors knock and borrow,
And life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse, —
And to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow
There's this little street and this little house.

Apr 27 2020 · 26mins
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Episode 104: Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Put that book away, nerd! We’re talking about Edna St. Vincent Millay! Jen Kolic returns as we conclude our discussion of famous writers. Zach finds the mother of all interjections, Jen pulls a major research flex, and Brian spins an enthralling peanut butter tale.

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Feb 08 2020 · 58mins

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Our first biography of Season Two focuses on poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her poem, "The Ballad of the Harp Weaver" and you might also recognize her famous poem "First Fig," which goes like this:

My candle burns at both ends;    It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—    It gives a lovely light!

We confess we didn't know much about Millay before beginning this biography called Savage Beauty by Nancy Milford, but we left fully inspired by her. She's a lady who worshipped nature, self-expression and rebellion and who never knew the meaning of "Imposter Syndrome." She was a natural writer, a compelling orator and a powerful figure in our nation's literary history.

In this episode, you'll also learn a bit about us -- some might say too much -- as we scavenge the kitchen for chocolate and argue about when it's appropriate to fart in a relationship. Enjoy!

Oct 11 2019 · 1hr 9mins
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Steepletop, home of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay

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In this episode of Someone Lived Here, Kendra brings you to Steepletop in Austerlitz, New York. The farmhouse was the home of Edna St Vincent Millay.

While walking through her home and property, we better understand Edna St. Vincent Millay's poetry and life. Vincent would die in the home and her sister would be it's steward for decades.

If you have any suggestions or ideas for the show please reach out to someonelivedhere@gmail.com. Thanks to Tim Cahill for music and Ben Kirk for artwork.

Aug 26 2019 · 27mins

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Get Lit Episode 19: Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Why should ALL High School students read Edna St. Vincent Millay? Find out more about why they should and about this (extra)ordinary poet, playwright, activist, and author in this episode of Get Lit! 

Aug 14 2019 · 30mins
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Edna St. Vincent Millay

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This sonnet was originally included with 51 others in Fatal Interview, a collection inspired by poet and editor George Dillon. How do we know? Upon his death, a copy of the book was found in his personal library. In the book, a written note from Millay read “These are all for you, my darling.”

Feb 22 2017 ·
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38: Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Are you unsure of how candles work? Then join Megan Tripp and John as we discuss the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Dec 19 2016 · 56mins
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#HerStory 33: Edna St. Vincent Millay by Cathy Grier

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Singer, song-writer, and activist Cathy Grier shares the story of one of America’s most beloved poets, Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Oct 24 2016 ·
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Publicity, Celebrity, Fashion: Photographing Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Oct 16 2015 · 1hr 4mins
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Edna St. Vincent Millay Birthday

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Poets Alicia Ostriker and Claudia Emerson celebrate the birthday of American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing.

For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5848.
Jun 10 2013 ·