A Girl Called Vincent: The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay

A Girl Called Vincent The Life of Poet Edna St Vincent Millay There was never anything calm about Vincent Her sisters used to say that she had a bee chasing her Edna St Vincent Millay known as Vincent was an acclaimed American poet who came to embod

  • Title: A Girl Called Vincent: The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Author: Krystyna Poray Goddu
  • ISBN: 9781613731727
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • There was never anything calm about Vincent Her sisters used to say that she had a bee chasing her Edna St Vincent Millay 1892 1950 , known as Vincent, was an acclaimed American poet who came to embody the modern, liberated woman of the Jazz Age From the fiery energy of her youth to the excitement and acclaim of her early adulthood in New York and Paris, to the demandThere was never anything calm about Vincent Her sisters used to say that she had a bee chasing her Edna St Vincent Millay 1892 1950 , known as Vincent, was an acclaimed American poet who came to embody the modern, liberated woman of the Jazz Age From the fiery energy of her youth to the excitement and acclaim of her early adulthood in New York and Paris, to the demands of living in the public eye, Vincent s life was characterized by creativity, hard work, and passion A Girl Called Vincent traces her incredible journey from a unique and talented girl to an international celebrity and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Raised in poverty in rural Maine, where she was often the sole caretaker of her two younger sisters, the rebellious, creative, red haired Vincent always found time for writing, acting, singing, and playing piano She became a sensation in young adulthood, bewitching audiences with her words, voice, and luminous appearance She mixed with the literary figures of her time and broke many hearts Her volumes of poetry were enormous bestsellers and audiences nationwide went wild when she recited her works onstage In addition to poetry, Vincent s body of work includes plays, translations, and an opera, and ranges from love sonnets to antiwar propaganda Packed with photos, poems, letter and diary excerpts, a time line, and bibliographic notes, A Girl Called Vincent is an eye opening and valuable addition to any young reader s or aspiring writer s bookshelf.

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    1. Millay was kind of a badass. I mean, already knew that, but this book showcased it even more. This is another woman at this era, like Nellie Bly, who grew up in a home where her mother divorced her father. I'm sort of in awe of this and wish we had gotten more -- divorce in this era was so so hard and looked down upon and yet both Millay and Bly grew up to be badass ladies and you can't help wonder what having a mother-only family did to influence their lives in psychological and motivational wa [...]

    2. I received a copy of this through Goodread's Giveaways.I have to say that I did not know much about E St. Vincent Millay or her poetry. I do not have much experience reading poetry so I was not sure what to expect when reading this.After reading about Vincent I'd like to read some of her poetry. The pieces that were quoted during this book were very interesting.I have found this to be an easy read and very interesting. Vincent Millay lived an extraordinary life and wrote amazing poetry and prose [...]

    3. I had heard the name Edna St. Vincent Millay, and I knew she was a poet, but that was literally IT before I read this book. I didn't know she was American, I didn't know she was so modern, and I certainly didn't know how famous she was during her lifetime. This biography is detailed without getting bogged down, and it also introduces the reader to Millay's poetry (with very short excerpts overall). Worthwhile, especially for students who need to do a "famous person" research project, and want to [...]

    4. A perfect size biography for one of my favorite poets of all times. Do I love Edna because she is from Maine? Because she also had a crazy childhood? Because she made the best of her world and then the world embraced her for it? Probably all three! I loved reading how the crowds thronged to see this poetess, this diminutive Maine woman who blew the minds of those attending, with her impassioned readings, and got people excited about poetry! Always looking for good, not overly long biographies to [...]

    5. I won this book in a giveaway. This book is a biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay written for a young adult audience, and Goddu does an excellent job in writing about the complexities of Millay's life for that audience. Hopefully, this book will encourage more young people to read Millay's poetry, and will help those who already love her poems to read them on a deeper level.

    6. Simply written, like many of Vincent’s poems, this biography had me falling in love with E. Vincent Millay. Wielding sparse prose, Goddu laid out just the right combination of anecdotes, letters, and lines of poetry, like pieces of tissue dropped upon the page, seemingly haphazardly until the overlaps create depth and texture that comes together to paint a picture, and in this case, that picture shows a soul who is bursting with eternal confidence, and yet again and again sinks under the weigh [...]

    7. I received a copy of this book from the publisher at ALA in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.Goddu tells the true story of the fascinating life of renowned female poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.This book flew by! I finished it in just a few hours. It's absolutely fascinating and really well-written. I closed the book feeling I had learned so much, and had a lot of fun doing so.There's really nothing not to like about this book. It is aim [...]

    8. A biography of a poet who was very well known during her own lifetime (early 20th century) but lesser known today. The author is able to present Vincent as relatable and relevant to today’s teenagers with a judicious use of narrative and Vincent’s own poetry and journal writings. The author has included photos, poems, letter and diary excerpts, a time line, and bibliographic notes.

    9. Very accessible biography of an extraordinary life. The photos and excerpts of her work scattered throughout made it an even more enjoyable read. Would recommend for middle or high school students.

    10. I thoroughly enjoyed this portrait of Edna St. Vincent Millay, both because I've enjoyed her poetry and fictional accounts like Fallen Beauty. But this one introduces teens to Millay both as a crazy red-haired sister and daughter and as a passionate poet. The incorporation of the poetry at certain times wasn't overdone, it was just right to introduce readers to the best passages and the contexts for which they were written. Just like The Brontë Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and [...]

    11. This brief but meaty biography of “America’s Foremost Woman Poet” emphasizes her girlish ambitions and achievements. Which is not a stretch for Edna St. Vincent Millay. She experienced a wealth of fame from very early on in her life, making a name for herself through her poetry, prose, playwriting, and even acting.Author Krystyna Poray Goddu is able to relate moments of Vincent’s early 20th-century youth to that of today’s reader. For instance, Goddu writes, “Vincent was also a teena [...]

    12. I thought this book was an informative yet page-turning biography about a seemingly incredible and passionate woman who shaped America in her own way. Before this book, I had never heard of Edna St. Vincent Millay, but now I know so much about her -- this book combined factual information with adjectives and exuberant descriptions that keep the reader reading -- great job, Krystyna Goddu. This book is a great example of how an author wanted to share and bring back someone's story, and did. Now, [...]

    13. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineMillay, born in 1892, was a prolific letter and journal writer, and had a surprising number of pictures taken of her, even early in life, so there is plenty of information about her to fill a book. Goddu uses these resources, and even puts in a few of Millay's earlier, more naive poems as well, befitting the MG/YA audience. At 224 pages, this is a good, well-written, complete overview of an extremely influential 20th century poet. I was a huge Millay fan wh [...]

    14. I loved this! I didn't know much about this poet except for the poem "Ricuerdo," so I was very interested to hear about her life, and what led to her incredible use of the English language. What a life this woman had! Now I have to go back and read all her work. Will my Middle School students read this? Maybe. But as an adult, I loved it!

    15. A riveting biography for about 100 pages, after which I found myself losing steam. Millay is a spunky, free-thinking poet who lived in the early 20th century. She cared for her family, she excelled in creative pursuits, and she lived fully. Her early life was marked by financial struggle, and the later portion of her life was burdened by illness, but it seems as though she never let either completely overtake her. The interspersed poetry gives the reader a taste of Millay's work (I had never rea [...]

    16. Received a copy from Give Away Program.Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Excellent read, beautifully written. The reader can tell that Ms. Goddu is truly inspired by Millay. She speaks of many personal details which helped shaped Millay's view of life and her writings.Even though this is written for the YA audience, I would also recommend it for older readers as well. If I had been introduced to Vincent Millay early in life, I believe I would have had a better appreciation and understanding of poetr [...]

    17. 3.25 starsI read this book fairly quickly. It was interesting and kept me in the book. However, I don't see this book appealing to a wide variety of people. I have to admit I would have never read it if it wasn't for a book award committee but I was worth reading. I can't see a Young Adult reading clamoring for this to fulfill their biography reading criteria! However, I am interested it reading some of her poetry! I don't love poetry, I am of the school of "geeze just say it already" but a good [...]

    18. This is an extensive and well written biography. I think it could be very appealing to middle grade budding poets through adults, and although Millay obviously enjoyed a series of relationships, it is not too explicit

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