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Author photo. Marianne Moore (1887-1972)<br> Photographed by George Platt Lynes, circa 1935 <br>(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, <br>Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-101955)

Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
Photographed by George Platt Lynes, circa 1935
(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division,
Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-101955)

Marianne Moore (1887–1972)

Author of Complete Poems

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Born in St. Louis, the "first lady of American poetry," Marianne Moore, graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1909. In 1918 she moved to New York City with her mother, remaining there for the rest of her life. She became a well-known character in her Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, easily recognizable in a large black hat and rather eccentric style. In 1921 a few of her friends pirated her work and published it under the title Poems. On her seventy-fifth birthday, November 15, 1962, she was honored by the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and in a special interview for the N.Y. Times, she spoke of her feelings concerning the treatment of poetry: "I'm very doubtful about scholasticizing poetry," she said. "I feel very strongly that poetry should not be an assignment but a joy." Five years later she said: "I wonder that I can bear myself to be in a world where they don't outlaw war." In 1967 Moore received both the MacDowell Medal and a Gold Medal. Mayor John Lindsay of New York City hailed her as "truly the poet laureate of New York City." The famed Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia has a collection devoted to her work and a detailed replica of a room in her Brooklyn home. Moore brought to her work a prodigious knowledge and passionate interest in many diverse fields, including the arts, natural history, and public affairs. Her use of the images and language of these fields in her poetry enabled her to offset traditional poetic tones with the cadences of prose rhetoric and everyday speech. This talent, coupled with her precision and intricate metrics, make her one of the leading modernist poets. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Complete Poems 829 copies, 5 reviews
The Poems of Marianne Moore 214 copies, 1 review
Collected Poems 100 copies, 1 review
Selected Poems 33 copies
O to be a dragon 30 copies, 1 review
Like a bulwark 20 copies
Nevertheless 14 copies
Predilections 13 copies
What Are Years 10 copies
Poems 6 copies
Le poesie 6 copies
Fairy Tales 4 copies
Poetry [poem] 2 copies
Riverside poetry 3 (Editor) 1 copy
A talisman 1 copy
Marriage 1 copy
Fables (Translator, some editions) 1,619 copies, 17 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 853 copies, 7 reviews
Rock Crystal (Translator, some editions) 442 copies, 19 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 406 copies, 1 review
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (Contributor) 353 copies, 3 reviews
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 304 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (Contributor) 274 copies
Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 271 copies, 3 reviews
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 266 copies, 2 reviews
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 255 copies, 4 reviews
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 167 copies, 20 reviews
Imagist Poetry (Penguin Modern Classics) (Contributor) 142 copies, 2 reviews
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 138 copies, 1 review
Poets of World War II (Contributor) 122 copies, 2 reviews
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (Contributor) 122 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (Contributor) 106 copies
The Imagist Poem (Contributor, some editions) 90 copies
Twentieth Century American Poetry (Contributor) 84 copies, 1 review
The Gender of Modernism: A Critical Anthology (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (Contributor) 42 copies, 1 review
Great Baseball Stories (Contributor) 38 copies
William Carlos Williams: A Collection of Critical Essays (Contributor, some editions) 21 copies
Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology (Contributor) 16 copies
Modern Women Poets (Contributor) 14 copies
Poetry in Crystal (Contributor) 12 copies
Alfabet op de rug gezien (Contributor) 9 copies
Perspectives on poetry (Contributor) 5 copies
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