The fourteen-year-old ESVM published the poem "Forest Trees" in St Nicholas Magazine
June 1918 Harriet Monroe
published in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse
five poems by ESVM, including the one that has remained her best-known work, the single quatrain whose title, "First Fig", is less familiar than its entire text.
September 1920 A Few Figs from Thistles: Poems and Four Sonnets
(ESVM's second volume of verse, "made up in pretty, brightly coloured paper"),
came out while her Second April
was still stalled at the proof stage.
19 October 1942
Four months after Nazis
massacred the inhabitants of the Czech
village of Lidice
, ESVM's long, dramatic verse narrative The Murder of Lidice
was broadcast by NBC throughout both the USA
and war-torn Europe.