Mina Loy Poems
- Lunar Baedeker A silver Lucifer serves cocaine in ...
- Moreover, The Moon --- Face of the skies preside over our ...
- Love Songs I. Spawn of Fantasies Silting the appraisable
- Letters Of The Unliving The present implies ...
- Apology Of Genius Ostracized as we are with God The ...
- Gertrude Stein Curie of the laboratory of vocabulary
- An Old Woman The past has come apart events are ...
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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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"