Welcome to a blog on Moore’s poetry. Please comment and join the conversation. –Pat Willis
David Moore, MM’s literary executor and great nephew, has corrected and enhanced the article on his grandfather, John Warner Moore, that is a post on this blog. His work appears as a comment to that post.
Heather Cass White has published two books:
A-Quiver With Significance: Marianne Moore, 1932—1936, ELS Editions, University of Victoria
Adversity and Grace: Marianne Moore, 1936-1941, ELS Editions, University of Victoria
The first is an edition of The Pangolin and Other Verse, 1936, published by Bryher with decorations by George Plank; like Robin Schulze’s Becoming Marianne Moore, it includes a scanned reproduction of the book itself, all first published presentations of the poems, with textual variants, and a note on the illustrations. The second is a similarly rendered edition of What Are Years, 1941.
Moore scholars will want to have copies of both books, perhaps just for the pleasure of examining the reproductions of the original books, but surely for the early presentations and the tables of textual variants, and for this treatment given to poems Moore later abandoned, such as “Walking-Sticks and Paperweights and Watermarks.” An additional pleasure is the wealth of illustrations from archival material in each book. A word to our readers who live outside North America: for copyright reasons, these books can only be purchased from the press or from US, Canadian, and Philippine booksellers.
* Page on right-hand column contains “Recent Articles on Moore.” Tara Stubbs’s dissertation on Moore and Irish writers can be seen as abstract and summary article.
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Painting: “Marianne Moore and Her Mother” by Marguerite Zorach, 1925. Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery