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Post by silverquill » April 6th, 2019, 9:59 pm

Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1882 - 1950).

This volume of poems was published in 1923, the year Edna St. Vincent Millay became the third woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. It was perhaps the lead poem in this volume, Renascence, published in 1918 in a literary contest that firs won her wide spread recognition. Her works also included drama and prose, and in 1943 became the second woman to win the Robert Frost Prize for poetry. This volume is divide into three sections of lyric poems, including sonnets, a poetic from of which she was a master. ( Larry Wilson)
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Last edited by silverquill on April 7th, 2019, 8:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
~ Larry

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Post by alg1001 » April 7th, 2019, 9:52 am

Hi Larry,
I love Edna St.Vincent Millay! I will MC this for you.
Cheers!
Amy :D

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Post by NemoR » April 7th, 2019, 7:09 pm

Hey Larry!

Will claim a bunch of these, but waiting until you fini the MW!

I noticed that you repeated #12, "The Dream" a second time in the #17 slot, and #26, "The Unexplorer" in the 27th spot. :)

Edit ... I think that 2nd "Unexplorer" is supposed to be "Grown-up", which is missing.
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Post by NemoR » April 7th, 2019, 8:01 pm

I think the MW is spot-on now!

I will claim the following then:

8,12,20,45,48,49,50,51,55,58

Thanks!
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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » April 7th, 2019, 8:21 pm

Hi Larry, this looks great. I’ll grab just a few.

4, 13, 25, 36, 56, 63

Thanks!
Josh Kibbey

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Post by silverquill » April 7th, 2019, 8:26 pm

Thanks so much for picking this up, Amy!

It is one of those new 1923 books that popped up in Gutenberg, and I couldn't resist. :mrgreen:

I changed the way of grouping the sonnets, so I've now got some extra sections that you can delete, if you would be so kind. I've also edited this to follow our usual short disclaimer for poetry, which I had forgotten to do. Even at that, it may be longer than a few of the really short poems. But, I didn't see any good way of combining them, so we'll let each one stand on its own.

Nemo, you jumped in while I was still formatting the MW, so that is why there were a few things still out of order as I made some changes, but I always appreciate having you keep me straight!

I'll put you in for your choices with my thanks!
(BTW, Cawein Vol 3 will be coming real soon.)

And, finally, A DPL would be welcome
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » April 7th, 2019, 8:33 pm

KIBBONAFIDE wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Hi Larry, this looks great. I’ll grab just a few.

4, 13, 25, 36, 56, 63

Thanks!
You guys are fast!

This came in as I was composing my post above, but I'm glad to have you with us, Josh, and I've put you in for these. So far, no overlap. I expect the rest go go very quickly, give the popularity of this poet. :D
~ Larry

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Post by svonb002 » April 7th, 2019, 8:44 pm

Greetings. May I claim sections 2, 3, 5, 6, 14, and 26?
~ Stefan V.

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Post by Foon » April 8th, 2019, 2:56 am

Hi Larry,
May I claim: 37,40,59?
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


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Post by silverquill » April 8th, 2019, 6:11 am

svonb002 wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Greetings. May I claim sections 2, 3, 5, 6, 14, and 26?
Thank you!
You are in for these.
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » April 8th, 2019, 6:12 am

Foon wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 2:56 am
Hi Larry,
May I claim: 37,40,59?
Yes, thanks, Foon!
These are yours.
~ Larry

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Post by elsieselwyn » April 8th, 2019, 2:27 pm

I can DPL this. :D

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Post by alg1001 » April 8th, 2019, 7:16 pm

Hi Larry,
I removed the extra sections, and added Elsie as DPL pending your okay. I'll move you to Short Works now.
May I have 28,29,35, and 42?
Cheers!
Amy

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Post by silverquill » April 8th, 2019, 8:11 pm

elsieselwyn wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 2:27 pm
I can DPL this. :D
Wonderful :!:
Thanks so much.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Although we're not doing "word perfect," we do hold to a little stricter standard for poetry, esp. for these shorter pieces and where word choice is an important part of the poetic form. But, so far we have a line-up of very talented readers, so you'll have some enjoyable listening. :D
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » April 8th, 2019, 8:12 pm

alg1001 wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Hi Larry,
I removed the extra sections, and added Elsie as DPL pending your okay. I'll move you to Short Works now.
May I have 28,29,35, and 42?
Cheers!
Amy
Thanks! I appreciate your good help one again.,
And, it will be great having you read a few poems for this volume.
Enjoy. :D
~ Larry

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