Written and performed by Sue McCormick.
October 1950, at Steepletop, a remote farmhouse in the pinewoods of upstate New York. Through the early hours of the morning, Edna St Vincent Millay drinks and reminisces, sharing the highs and lows of her tumultuous life.
The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, an accomplished pianist, a political activist, a drug addict and an alcoholic. Openly bisexual, her poetry celebrated women’s’ sexuality with a new freedom that brought her fame and notoriety. What Byron was to 19th century England, Vincent was to 20th century America – the embodiment of genius, passion and scandal.
‘I will put chaos into fourteen lines and keep him there.’