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It isn’t easy to even think about Edna St. Vincent Millay’s body of work without also thinking about her—well—actual body. In the spring of 1912, just 20, she put the finishing touches on her epic poem “Renascence” and submitted it to the prestigious Lyric Year poetry contest. When the editor, a man, responded with a letter praising her verse, she replied with a photograph of herself. He asked if he could keep it.



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