Mina Loy born Mina Gertrude Lowy (December 27, 1882 – September 25, 1966) was an artist, poet, playwright, novelist, Futurist, actress, Christian Scientist, designer of lamps and bohemian extraordinaire. She was one of the last of the first generation modernists to achieve posthumous recognition. Her poetry was admired by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Basil Bunting, Gertrude Stein, Francis Picabia and Yvor Winters, among others.
Loy's extremely original poems started to frequent smaller magazines such as Rogue, attracting the attention of the New York avant-garde. Once her work started to gain momentum, she began to publish poems and articles in more ... more »
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Mina Loy Poems
A silver Lucifer serves cocaine in cornucopia
Moreover, the Moon ---
Face of the skies preside over our wonder.
Letters Of The Unliving
The present implies presence thus unauthorized by the present these letters are left authorless --
Curie of the laboratory of vocabulary
I. Spawn of Fantasies Silting the appraisable
Apology Of Genius
Ostracized as we are with God The watchers of the civilized wastes reverse their signals on our track
An Old Woman
The past has come apart events are vagueing the future is a seedless pod the present pain.
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A silver Lucifer
cocaine in cornucopia
To some somnambulists
of adolescent thighs
in satirical draperies
Peris in livery
for posthumous parvenues
with the chandelier souls
from Pharoah's tombstones
to mercurial doomsdays
in furrowed phosphorous---
the eye-white sky-light
of lunar lusts
"Wing shows on Starway"