Browse Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Library

By Patrick Williams

On Monday’s National Poetry Month-themed Sound Beat episode, we heard some lines from Edna St. Vincent Millay’s 1931 book of sonnets Fatal Interview. Brett mentioned a note of dedication in the copy of that book found in the poet George Dillon’s library after his death. But have you ever wondered what was lurking in Edna’s own library?

Digital Humanities scholar and researcher Amanda French is currently helping to make possible a digital glimpse into the library at Steepletop, Millay’s home in Austerlitz, New York from 1925 – 1950.  The Steepletop Library catalogs almost 1200 books present there.