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Poems

Marianne Moore (1887-1972)

1. 01 – Pedantic Literalist
2. 02 – To A Steamroller
3. 03 – Diligence Is To Magic As Progress Is To Flight
4. 04 – Those Various Scalpels
5. 05 – Feed Me, Also, River God,
6. 06 – To William Butler Yeats On Tagore
7. 07 – He Made This Screen
8. 08 – Talisman
9. 09 – Black Earth
10. 10 – “He Wrote The History Book,” It Said
11. 11 – You Are Like the Realistic Product of an Idealistic Search For Gold At the Foot of the Rainbow
12. 12 – Reinforcements
13. 13 – Roses Only
14. 14 – In This Age Of Hard Trying Nonchalance Is Good, And
15. 15 – The Fish
16. 16 – My Apish Cousins
17. 17 – When I Buy Pictures
18. 18 – Picking And Choosing
19. 19 – England
20. 20 – Dock Rats
21. 21 – Radical
22. 22 – Poetry
23. 23 – In the Days of Prismatic Color
24. 24 – Is Your Town Ninevah?

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Summary

In 1921, American poet H.D. collected and published a selection of previously published poems by Marianne Moore. Although this angered Moore, as it was entirely unauthorized, she later accepted the edition as well made and used it as the basis for her own 1924 publication of Obersvations. Moore’s unique poetry matches the experimentation underway during the American Modernist movement. Much of it incorporates seemingly out-of-place quotations into complex free verse that often uses Nature as a subject matter. Today, despite the self-motivated alteration of her poetry in later life, done much to the dismay of her devotees, scholars consider Moore a significant American poet worthy of intense study in an a unalterable place in the canon.