The Poems of Marianne Moore

The Poems of Marianne Moore More than thirty years after her death Marianne Moore continues to be one of America s most beloved poets However her Collected Poems omits twenty years of later beauties And her inaccurately t

  • Title: The Poems of Marianne Moore
  • Author: Marianne Moore
  • ISBN: 9780670031986
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover
  • More than thirty years after her death, Marianne Moore continues to be one of America s most beloved poets However, her Collected Poems 1951 omits twenty years of later beauties And her inaccurately titled Complete Poems 1967 is likewise incomplete, leaving out nearly half of her body of verse and giving readers only a partial view of her work This complete collectMore than thirty years after her death, Marianne Moore continues to be one of America s most beloved poets However, her Collected Poems 1951 omits twenty years of later beauties And her inaccurately titled Complete Poems 1967 is likewise incomplete, leaving out nearly half of her body of verse and giving readers only a partial view of her work This complete collection of Moore s poetry, lovingly edited by the prizewinning poet Grace Schulman, for the first time contains all of Moore s poems, including 120 previously uncollected and unpublished ones Organized chronologically to allow readers to follow Moore s development as a poet, the volume includes an introduction, all of Moore s original notes to the poems, along with Schulman s notes, attributions, and some variants This long needed volume will reveal to Moore s admirers the scope of her poetic voice and will introduce new generations of readers to her great achievement The Poems of Marianne Moore is a must have both for Moore devotees and any reader seeking an introduction to the work of one of America s greatest poets.

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    About "Marianne Moore"

    1. Marianne Moore

      Marianne Craig Moore November 15, 1887 February 5, 1972 was an American Modernist poet, critic, translator, and editor Her poetry is noted for formal innovation, precise diction, irony, and wit from


    1. I can tell this is a poet I am going to return to, maybe out of sheer enjoyment rather than to learn from. This summer I am trying to experiment with how I read--I think sometimes I am too quick to judge. So I am trying to spend more time with texts and to push past initial impressions, simply because upon first impressions, I tend to dislike large swaths of poetry, and that can get frustrating and be limiting.Which is all to say, at first read, I found Moore very difficult and with a predelicti [...]

    2. Marianne Moore's poetry is steeped in the natural; she sometimes reminds me of Walt Whitman. Nature is to her a church, a library, a completely foreign world to the more subdued, concrete and truthless one that most people live in.Her poems appear as grand, lavish stage productions, rooted in mythology, with wild and humming casts of animals, mythic and classical figures, set in a world that is free from the facade of civilization. Moore seems to observe human nature best when she views it free [...]

    3. Marianne Moore is an idiosyncratic poet; I think her concerns and techniques aren't like those of other poets, and vice versa. I think that's part of why some people really don't think much of her, and other people totally adore her. I mostly put myself in that second category-- there were some years when I stayed away from her, but I'm pretty much back in her camp. And this book makes a really good case for Moore.Among the things that this book, which includes SO MUCH material I'd never read be [...]

    4. Moore was a savage editor of her own work, and insisted on collecting only what she considered the very best of her poems, often significantly revised over the years. Grace Schulman pulls back the curtain to let you see the earlier versions, in the chronological order in which they were written, along with many very fine poems that didn't pass muster with Moore. You get four versions of the famous "Poetry," for instance ("I, too, dislike it"): the 1919 original included in the body of the text, [...]

    5. Poetry from early 20 th century. I was turned off when I read a poem about the Carlisle Indian school. Marianne Moore was a teacher there. My great great grandmother was a student.

    6. Little Magazines *** – I was surprised to see in this collection Moore’s more "formal" poems and her outstanding technical skill with them. She invents her own basic stanza (AABC or sometimes just AAB) that she uses with great deft and verve. These are delightful little nuggets. It was during this time period (1915-1919) that Moore started to do her syllabic poems that she was eventually most famous for. I have to admit to being a little cooler on these. They are often praised for their kins [...]

    7. Most of Marianne Moore's poetry is incredibly dense and hard to understand. With the help of a professor and a lot of group discussion I began to see recurring themes and ideas, but her poetry was tough to just read and enjoy, which I suppose is how she wanted it.If you bother with these (I never would have gotten through all of them if it wasn't for class) read with a dictionary and google, she uses a lot of quotes and allusions that won't make a bit of sense otherwise.I'm probably too vulgar a [...]

    8. I immensely enjoy the sounds and messages of Marianne Moore's words. Some favorite excerpts from three of her poems ~ "Man looking into the sea,taking the view from those who have as much right to it as you have to it yourself,it is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing,but you cannot stand in the middle of this;the sea has nothing to give but a well excavated grave." "Half Deityhalf worm. We all, infant and adult, havestopped to watch the butterfly, last of theelves, and learned to spa [...]

    9. "Effects of Affection" Love's extraordinary-ordinary stubbornness love can make one bestial or make a beast a man. Thus wholeness -wholesomeness? say efforts of affection - attains integration too tough for infraction."Voracities and VeritiesSometimes Are Interacting" One may be pardoned, yes I know one may, for love undying."The Lion in Love" Love, ah Love, when your slipknot's drawn, One can but say, "Farewell, good sense."

    10. This is my second approach to Moore. Why didn’t I notice what a naturalist she is? This time, I let myself leaf and drift through a book of her work. I didn’t linger on poems that didn’t grab me. What rises? The frigate-bird poems. The joy of her end-notes. The weird vibe of someone toying with you, as a reader. she’s a dominatrix, of a sort. School-marm-y, yes, but with a joy in withholding, too.

    11. Very strong religious undertones, though there were some moving pieces around life, love and aging:O! days of my youth and vigorous healthLife is a scene of toil and painWhatsoever hey hand findeth to do, do it with thy mightMan his own biographerRedeem the timeLoveThings which I hateWorkMy choiceSanta ClausMusingsA birthday reflectionPeace of mind

    12. Wait, what? I read many of these, including those the blurb mentioned as special, and didn't 'get' them at all. How did she get on my to-read list? Maybe I should try a 'best of' instead of a 'complete' or maybe a 'for young readers'.

    13. Okay, so I DNF-ed this not because I didn't like it but because it just wasn't what I wanted at the moment. I did enjoy quite a few of the poems that I read but eventually I started to loose interest and I wanted to read things that I actually wanted to read.

    14. How to choose a single rating for an entire lifetime? It's nonsensical. I propose to judge the book on the strength of its strongest pages, and Moore's descriptions of animals and nature (both witty and euphonious!) are clearly 5-star work.

    15. Five stars for the poetry, three stars for the edition, which has too much repetition & is organized problematically.

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