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Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore

Essays from a Critical Renaissance

  • Elizabeth Gregory
  • Stacy Carson Hubbard

Part of the Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics book series (MPCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Elizabeth Gregory, Stacy Carson Hubbard
    Pages 1-11
  3. Moore’s Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Robin G. Schulze
      Pages 15-32
    3. Fiona Green
      Pages 49-65
  4. Early Days/Poetic Roots

  5. Middle Period

  6. Late Phase

  7. Scholar/Activists: Looking Back on Forwarding Moore Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253

About this book


This collection represents the growing twenty-first-century critical engagement with Marianne
Moore’s poetry: a Moore renaissance that draws on expanded biographical and archival
materials and new editions of her work. These essays by a lively group of established and
emerging Moore scholars explore many new dimensions of Moore’s poetry, including its
intimate relationships with food, numbers, labor politics, Persian art, religious hermeneutics,
and dance. They examine the impact of precursors and contemporaries on Moore’s oeuvre,
as well as her poetry’s influence on subsequent generations of artists. The volume also sheds new light on Moore’s editorial work and on her underappreciated post-World War II career as a
cultural icon. The volume concludes with six brief scholarly memoirs on the evolution of Moore studies since the 1980s.


Decision Magazine modernist hermeneutics Linda Leavell Marianne Moore's influence on Andy Warhol Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop William Blake's influence on Marianne Moore Marianne Moore and Omar Khayyam trans-temporal dynamics in Marianne Moore’s work future directions for Moore studies Marianne Moore's poetic technique Marianne Moore's attitude towards religion Marianne Moore's political activism Dance in Marianne Moore's poetry Marianne Moore post WWII Holding on Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore "Rosemary" by Marianne Moore Marianne Moore's dyscalculia Marianne Moore, numbers, and rhythm Marianne Moore's relationship with food Influence of Persian culture in Marianne Moore's work

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Gregory
    • 1
  • Stacy Carson Hubbard
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of EnglishUniversity at Buffalo, SUNYBuffaloUSA

About the editors

Elizabeth Gregory is Professor of English and Director of the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality
Studies Program at the University of Houston, USA.

Stacy Carson Hubbard is Associate Professor of English, University of Buffalo, USA.

Bibliographic information


“Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore gives readers a lively, challenging picture of the poet’s work, and provides a valuable base for further exploration.” (Rachel Trousdale, Journal of Modern Literature, Vol. 43 (4), 2020)