Marianne Moore: Poetry


Poems, 1921

Poems, 1921, published by the Egoist Press, is available in at least three formats. A paperback listed as “Poems / Moore, Marianne, Egoist Press, publisher, Pelican Press, printer,” comes from through Amazon (I could not find it on Bibliolife’s web site);  a hardcover version is available there as well but not viewable; and a Kindle version is available. I purchased the paperback version which faithfully reproduces the 1921 volume through scanning. Unhappily, while the book is about the same trim size as the original, the text’s type  has been reduced by about a fourth.  It is nice to have a copy of this book (even without its lovely original cover) but for textual scholars, it has almost nothing to offer because Bryher and H.D. set type from the magazines where the poems first appeared, without Moore’s corrections. Consequently, for scholarly purposes, Robin Schulze’s Becoming Marianne Moore is the preferred version of these poems (and others) to own.

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