Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950) was an American playwright, Pulitzer Prize-winning lyrical poet, and feminist activist. One of the most celebrated poets in American history, Millay is hailed as the twentieth century's most skilful sonnet writers who expertly married modern attitudes with traditional forms of expression. First published in 1920, “A Few Figs from Thistles - The Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay” is a collection of Millay's most notable poems, including her famous 'fig' quatrains. Contents: “First Fig”, “Second Fig”, “Recuerdo”, “Thursday”, “To the Not Impossible Him”, “Macdougal Street”, “The Singing-Woman from the Wood's Edge”, “She is Overheard Singing”, “The Prisoner”, “The Unexplorer”, “Grown-Up”, “The Penitent”, etc. A wonderful collection not to be missed by poetry lovers and those who have enjoyed other works by this seminal American poet. Other notable works by this author include: “Two Slatterns and a King” and “The Lamp and the Bell”. Ragged Hand - Read & Co is republishing this collection of classic poetry now in a new edition complete with a biography of the author by Carl Van Doren.