Who is 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.

Early life

Moore was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, in the manse of the Presbyterian church where her maternal grandfather, John Riddle Warner, served as pastor. Her father, John Milton Moore, a mechanical engineer and inventor, suffered a psychotic episode, as a consequence of which her parents separated before she was born; Moore never met him. She and her elder brother, John Warner Moore, were reared by their mother, Mary Warner Moore. The family wrote voluminous letters to one another throughout their lives, often addressing each other by playful nicknames and usin...
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Marianne Moore Poems

  • The Pangolin
    Another armored animalâ??scale
    lapping scale with spruce-cone regularity until they
    form the uninterrupted central
    tail row! This near artichoke with head and legs and ...
  • What Are Years
    What is our innocence,
    what is our guilt? All are
    naked, none is safe. And whence
    is courage: the unanswered question, ...
  • The Steeple-jack
    Dürer would have seen a reason for living
    in a town like this, with eight stranded whales
    to look at; with the sweet sea air coming into your house
    on a fine day, from water etched ...
  • Rosemary
    Beauty and Beauty's son and rosemary -
    Venus and Love, her son, to speak plainly -
    born of the sea supposedly,
    at Christmas each, in company, ...
  • Baseball And Writing
    Fanaticism?No.Writing is exciting
    and baseball is like writing.
    You can never tell with either
    how it will go ...
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Sea 11 Tree 8 Water 6 Life 6 Blue 6 Away 5 Sun 5 Fish 5 Long 5 White 5


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G7llx_: “ the deepest feeling always shows itself in silence. ” marianne moore
Annamcarroll2: there never was a war that didn’t begin from within. marianne moore, poet.
Departurejay: ginsberg, ashbery & marianne moore.
Sylvia7513: apparition of splendor: marianne moore performing democracy through celebrity, 1952–1970 4xeaor9
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