Poetess Discovered In Maine
Edna St Vincent Millay was born in Rockland, Maine in 1892. Her mother divorced and moved from town to town in poverty with Millay and her 3 sisters. The family finally settled in a small house in Maine on the property of an aunt. Millay always had literature around her and started writing poems. At Camden High School she wrote for the school’s literary magazine. Millay won the St Nicholas Gold Badge for poetry and published her poetry in the popular children’s magazine St Nicholas, the Camden Herald, and Current Literature. In 1912 Millay is working at the Whitehall Inn in Camden as a waitress.