In 1911 Edna St. Vincent Millay submitted a poem in an anthology contest. She did not win any awards for the poem, but she did gain a sponsor who sent her to Vassar College. The year she graduated, 1921, she published Renascense and Other Poems. Following two years in Greenwich Village in New York City, she married and moved to Austerlitz, NY. In 1923 she won the Pulitzer Prize for The Harp Weaver and Other Poems. During the next two decades, she wrote extensively, including an opera commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera Company.