This volume includes her early poems that many consider her best - 'Renascence' and 'The Ballad of the Harp Weaver' among them - as well as favourites such as 'What lips my lips have kissed' and 'First Fig' ("My candle burns at both ends ..."). The poet's most famous verse drama, the one-act anti-war fable Aria da Capo, is included here as well.
Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 - October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She was also known for her unconventional, bohemian lifestyle and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work.