Holly Peppe, who holds a master of arts in teaching from Brown University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of New Hampshire, is a former professor and director of the English department at the American College of Rome and a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar. Dr. Peppe—whose doctoral dissertation focuses on Millay’s critical reception and sonnet sequences, and who often lectures on Millay—has served as president of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society since 1987. The Society is responsible for the preservation of Steepletop, the poet’s home (designated a National Public Landmark) in Austerlitz, New York, and the placement of the poet’s archives and family papers. Dr. Peppe is also involved with the Millay Colony for the Arts, an artists’ retreat at Steepletop founded in 1973 by Norma Millay. Dr. Peppe’s own poetry, translations, articles, and essays have appeared in numerous books and periodicals. She lives in New York City.