MY CANDLE BURNS AT BOTH ENDS: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Voice of the Jazz Age - Sky Room Talk Hosted by Shirley Romaine



Sky Room Cafe Wed, Apr 25, 2018 7:30 PM
Sky Room Cafe Wed, Jun 27, 2018 7:30 PM


Sky Room Talk Hosted by Shirley Romaine

My Candle Burns at Both Ends: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Voice of the Jazz Age

Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30 pm
Members $11 | Public $16 | Includes Reception

The Sky Room Cafe will be closing at 5:00 PM the night of this event.

Originally commissioned by the Norman Rockwell Museum in the Berkshires, Actress and TV host Shirley Romaine’s newest program explores the life and work of this extraordinary poet who was considered the voice of the jazz age. But she was so much more.

Millay was the herald of the “new woman” and one of America’s most popular poets. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1923. A rebel, she made love to anyone she wanted: men and women, married and single, and she wrote about it in poems of blazing wit and sexual daring. She was amazingly popular, giving readings across America to sold out, standing room only audiences. “But there was a dark side,” says Romaine, “that is fascinating and very dramatic. I tell Millay’s story in an original narrative and score it with her poems and sonnets.” Slides will introduce the cast of characters whose lives intersected with the poet’s.