Poetry Across the Border

Just across the state line from Berkshire County is Austerlitz, NY, the home of Edna St. Vincent Millay, who preferred the name Vincent.


She named her farm house “Steepletop” after the wild flower that grows in the area. The flower resembles the shape of a church steeple.



The Millay family burial grounds are at the end of a path that’s marked with excerpts of Vincent’s poems. It’s a shady trail lined with birch trees and padded with moss.




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