The Lost Lunar Baedeker Poems of Mina Loy

Mina Loy; Selected and Edited by Roger L. Conover

Farrar, Straus and Giroux



Trade Paperback

256 Pages



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In recent years, the neglected modernist poet Mina Loy (1882-1966) has been rediscovered by a new generation of readers. The Lost Lunar Baedeker rescues Loy's key works from the pages of forgotten publications in which they first appeared. The book includes all of her Futurist and feminist satites, poems from her Paris and New York periods, and the complete cycle of 'Love Songs,' as well as previously unknown texts and detailed notes. 'Among Loy's critical partisans, none is more enthusiastic than Roger Conover,' Helen Vendler observed in The New York Review of Books, and with this volume he gives us back the writings of a poet Ezra Pound once ranked with William Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore—a woman whose tumultuous life made her a fascinating and representative modern figure, and her name a byword for the intrepid avant-gardist.


Praise for The Lost Lunar Baedeker

"[Mina Loy] may now be launched on a posthumous career as the electric-age Blake."—Hugh Kenner, The Washington Times

"Mina Loy has finally been admitted into 'the company of poets,' the canon. As if she cared."—Thom Gunn, The Times Literary Supplement

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