The Beat: Pauletta Hansel and Edna St. Vincent Millay

Knox Pods

Aug 30 2023 • 7 mins

Pauletta Hansel is the author of nine collections of poetry, including her latest book Heartbreak Tree. Her work has been featured in Oxford American, Rattle, American Life in Poetry, and Poetry Daily, among others. Hansel was Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate, and she was the 2022 Writer-in-Residence for The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Edna St. Vincent Millay was born in Rockland, Maine in 1892. Along with her many books of poetry, Millay published plays, a libretto called The King’s Henchman, and she wrote short stories for popular fiction magazines under the pseudonym Nancy Boyd. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry.

Links:

Read "I Take My Mother with Me Everywhere" and "After"

Read "Postcard from Age 60" at Braided Way

Read "Recuerdo" at The Poetry Foundation

Pauletta Hansel

Pauletta Hansel's website

"The Road" at Poetry Daily

"The City" at Appalachian Review

"May 1, 2020" in The Oxford American

"Palindrome" at Still: The Journal

Video: "Meet our 2022 Writer-In-Residence" Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Bio and poems at The Poetry Foundation

Bio and poems at Poets.org

The Millay Society's Audio Archives

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