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.

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

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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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