At the start of April 2020’s National Poetry Month, when the COVID-19 pandemic was keeping us all indoors, we turned to Millay’s poems for solace and inspiration, buoyed by her keen wit and insight into the human condition. By sharing her work with others from our living rooms, kitchens, and other makeshift studios, we hoped to lift the spirits of friends and strangers alike with the equalizing power of poetry.
On this page we are collecting submissions from the many talented Millay fans who accepted our challenge to video themselves reading or reciting a favorite Millay poem on their iPhone, iPad or computer. You can view the full library of these videos here by clicking on the red POETRY CHALLENGES Button on the right or by visiting our YouTube channel. As videos arrive, we are posting them on our social media venues as well: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We hope you will join us in accepting the Poetry Challenge by reading or reciting a favorite Millay poem. Once your video is complete, just fill out this brief Millay Poetry Challenge form and upload it at the end. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at .
All good wishes,
Holly Peppe, Literary Executor
THOSE WHO HAVE ACCEPTED THE MILLAY POETRY CHALLENGE.
The Society's mission is to illuminate the life and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and to preserve and interpret the character of Steepletop, her home and gardens, places where nature inspires the creative spirit.